14 August 2012
With 7,728 attendees from more than 70 countries (a 10.8% increase on 2010) and over 525 exhibitors from 33 countries, the biennial show broke all previous records. This year Interspill London 2012, with 110 exhibitors, was held alongside Oceanology International, attracting a total attendance figure of 1,346, meaning that the two conjoined shows attracted a grand total of 9,074.
"We are delighted to have produced such a successful outcome for this year's event," says Exhibition Manager, James Coleman of Reed Exhibitions. "Time and time again we have heard exhibitors, speakers and visitors talk of its relevance to them and their business; the power of networking at the show; and the fact that they meet their key clients, suppliers, technical advisers and crucially make new business contacts too. This all adds up to them being able to create and maintain relationships; find out what the latest developments are in the sectors they serve, and ensure that their products and services match both current and future needs.
"Many spoke too of the quality of the audience; how busy the event was; and the fact that it brings together the entire industry - business, academia and end users. This year we attracted higher attendance from countries such as China and Russia - and this was also remarked upon. We are looking forward now to Oceanology International 2014, which will be held once again at ExCeL, from Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 March 2014."
The exhibition saw a host of launches, as James Coleman points out: "many companies use Oceanology International for this purpose"; and high levels of interest in, and positive feedback about, these new products and services. "The show dailies were crammed full of positive news" he says. These are now available through the Oceanology International website. There was also news of orders and a wide range of announcements made during the course of the show.