Mixing Banquets and Business

The Seawork Asia Banquet -the perfect opportunity to share superb food, networking, good company and interesting conversation

One of the highlights of the Seawork Asia exhibition is the Seawork Asia Banquet. The perfect opportunity to share superb food, networking, good company and interesting conversation, the Banquet welcomes VIPs and Exhibitors alike.

Over 170 exhibitors and guests enjoyed the 2016 edition and this year looks set to be more popular than ever.  A significant number of VIPs are due to attend including Tan Naifeng - Vice General Secretary of CANSI (China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry which represents over 530 leading corporate members from the shipbuilding industry in China), Liang Qikang – Professor CSNAME (Chinese Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers), Gai Guangsheng - Vice Chairman PSC (Pacific Society of China), and Xu Guoyi – Division Chief of the Shanghai Combined Port Management Committee.

The Maritime Safety Administration will be well represented with Division chiefs from the China, Shanghai, Guangdong, Tianjin and Zhejiang MSAs invited to attend.  The Vice Chairman and Vice General Secretary plus 60 VIPs, each representing one of the Pilot Stations, of the CPMA (China Maritime Pilot Association) will also attend.

Rescue and salvage sectors are to be represented by CRS (China Rescue and Salvage) and the Directors, Division Chiefs and Deputy Division Chiefs of Donghai Rescue, Shanghai Salvage and Nanhai Rescue

The CCS (China Classification Society) and CSIC (China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation) Institutes will also take part in the banquet.

Significant growth opportunities for maritime businesses exist within the Asian commercial marine sector and there is great potential for mutual collaboration.  David Bull - Vice Director of Transport, Lei Cullinan - Head of Marine, and Lv Tingyi, all from the UK Department of International Trade - China will attend the banquet and Seawork Asia exhibition.

Each exhibitor at Seawork Asia receives two special invitations per stand to attend the banquet, free of charge, enabling them to meet the VIPs in person; just one of the benefits of exhibiting at Seawork Asia.

Non-exhibitors can also attend at a charge of RMB500 – contact jmiller@mercatormedia.com for more information.