News from the Society of Maritime Industries

24 October 2019

Successful Pacific 2019 for UK Pavilion

As the Australian premier maritime defence exhibition came to a close, companies on the UK pavilion reported a brisk three days of enquiries and discussions which are expected to lead to future business in an expanding naval programme.

The pavilion was organised jointly by SMI and the Department for International Trade DSO, which was led by the DSO head, Mark Goldsack.  The DSO team worked hard to ensure a regular stream of delegations visited the UK companies on the pavilion and the design of the stand was conducive to a collaborative ‘Team UK’ approach.  Some companies were exhibiting at Pacific for the first time and found the format gave them a higher profile.

Lewis Neilson, Sales Director of IMI Truflo Marine, commenting on their exhibition experience:

L1030034“The support provided by Society of Maritime Industries at Pacific 2019 is invaluable in progressing our business needs in the Australian market, this world class organisation provides great service and value to all members”

John Murray, SMI Chief Executive, who represented the industry trade association at the show said:

“Pacific has become an important exhibition in the calendar for companies wishing to grow their business in the southern hemisphere and we were delighted that the UK pavilion was so well received by visitors and exhibitors alike.”  He continued: “Working in partnership with DIT DSO was particularly beneficial and demonstrated the strength which can be derived from government and industry pooling their resources in this way.”

The companies exhibiting on the pavilion were: Atlas Electronik UK, Copper Alloys+, GE Power Conversion, Goldring Industries, IMI Truflo Marine, SEA, SeeByte, Sheffield Forgemasters, SSVC, and Thales UK.


About The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI):

SMI is the voice of the UK’s maritime engineering and business sector promoting and supporting companies which design, build, refit and modernise ships, and supply equipment and services for all types of commercial and naval ships, ports and terminals infrastructure, offshore oil & gas, maritime security & safety, marine science and technology, maritime autonomous systems and marine renewable energy.  



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