SMI facilitated an important introduction for us leading to a fantastic opportunity to secure a large order for the company. The contacts we have gained as a result of membership have been extremely beneficial.
It was clear when viewing the calibre of the members involved in the Board and Councils that the Society was able to draw on a vast pool of experience across a broad range of the maritime industries…what was good for them must be good for us, so we joined and saw the benefits immediately.
Contacts made through our membership enable us to identify and win business outside our traditional markets, easily covering the annual subscription.
The recent SMI conference was one of the most professionally rewarding conferences I have been to. Engagement with government ministers, outstanding speakers, excellent networking opportunities and faultless organisation make these annual conferences ‘must attend’ events.
The networking opportunities through the Society's events are invaluable in getting us access to the right contacts in the major companies and was much more effective than cold calling.