NaviGate 2018 will bring the most important operators in the maritime cluster to Turku on 16 and 17 May 2018. The key themes of this trade fair are the maritime industry, maritime logistics and shipping. The main elements of the event include seminars, briefings, networking, recruitment, research, development and training. NaviGate is held every two years.
NaviGate 2016 was an important meeting place and recruitment event for the various sectors of the maritime industry. According to a survey carried out during the previous event, 65 per cent of visitors attended the trade fair for networking purposes. Around 90 per cent of visitors intended to attend the next event as well.
The main topics of the seminars at NaviGate 2016 included digitisation in the maritime industry and energy solutions of the future. Improving competitiveness and production efficiency was also be discussed.
The NaviGate expo will raise such topics as maritime traffic automation, i.e. unmanned vessels, in the Baltic Sea, among other areas. The guest speakers will present both the pros and cons of the topic. A legal perspective on the theme will also be presented in a seminar hosted May 18th by the law firm Lexia, which specializes in maritime transport issues.
In terms of the maritime industry and logistics themes, Meyer Turku will host a Subcontractors’ Day at the expo, including a seminar on the radical improvement of competitiveness and production efficiency.
A seminar dedicated to alternative energy solutions in the maritime industry will also be arranged, with DNV GL, Meriaura, FinnFerries and Wärtsilä participating. Poland will also be strongly featured at the expo, presenting its maritime expertise.
The University of Turku will arrange several presentations at NaviGate in the Science Café. Many interesting projects that are currently under way will be presented.
European Maritime Day 2016
The European Maritime Day conference was organised simultaneously and in cooperation with the trade fair. Professionals in the maritime industry was attending both events.
NaviGate Matchmaking Event 2016
The NaviGate Matchmaking Event 2016 was the perfect opportunity for companies to expand their markets. It enables operators in the field to find new ways to commercialise their technological innovations and find new commercial or product development partners.
Tickets and opening hours
- 16.5. 10.00 – 17.00
- 17.5. 10.00 – 17.00
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