11th June 2024, Southampton (part of Seawork’s wider programme from 11 – 13th June)

SEAWORK is Europe’s largest on-water commercial marine and workboat exhibition. It is a proven platform to build business networks, with an international audience of visitors, and is the meeting place for the commercial marine and workboat sector being well supported by its trusted partners.

International decision-making attendees from within the commercial marine, workboat and marine civils industry join this three-day exhibition and conference, developing relationships in one place.

Although Composites UK have been a supporter of Seawork for multiple years, 2024 sees the Association host its first session aimed at these attendees.

Session: Decarbonisation and Circularity in a Future Marine World [Sponsored by GRP Solutions]
When? 11th June 2024 between 10am and 12.30pm
Where? Seawork, Conference Room 2
Sponsored by: GRP Solutions

This session is aimed at suppliers, manufacturers and influencers attending Seawork, with a view to helping them learn more about how composite materials can help decarbonise the marine industry, working towards a circular life-span for materials used in a marine setting.


Welcome from Composites UK and sponsor, GRP Solutions

Panel discussion
Discussion led by Malcolm Forsyth at Composites UK with panelists from leading companies within the composites community sharing their experiences with how composites can help decarbonise the marine industry

Confirmed Panelists

  • Tommi Buckley, GRP Solutions
  • David Kendall, Optima Projects
  • Edward Tuite, British Marine
  • James Scott Anderson, Blue Parameters
  • Joe Penhaul Smith, Sustainable Sailing
  • TBC, Scott Bader

Rapid Speaker Sessions
Presentations from Composites UK members showcasing their innovations in this area.

  • Gerry Boyce, Hive Composites – Liquid thermoplastic polymers for the manufacture of recyclable composite boats.
  • Max Osmond, MSA Manufacturing Limited – Large Format 3D Printing/Additive Manufacture and its role in circularity.
  • Nico Voorzee, STRUCTeam – Engineering Lightweight Marine Structures and Sustainability.
  • Oliver Wessely, Gen 2 Plank – Helping UK boat builders and marina operators with waste to produce a circular recycling solution.
  • Steve Bramhall, Cristex – Bio-based epoxy systems for composites.

The session includes plenty of networking time.

Register as an attendee

Spaces at this session are extremely limited and therefore booking is required. Email us at events@compositesuk.co.uk to reserve your seat. You will still need to register for Seawork separately to enter the event.


Exhibit at Seawork!

Composites UK members receive a 5% stand discount at Seawork 2024 on 11th – 13th June! Please mention your membership when booking.

This year’s features include:

  • European Commercial Marine Awards
  • Innovations Showcase.
  • Highly regarded Conference programme, chaired by industry experts.
  • Careers & Training Day, Thursday 13 June encouraging skills into the industry
  • Speed@Seawork, Monday 10 June – the 5th edition of this sector specific event for fast vessels operating at high speed for security interventions and Search & Rescue.

Website: https://seawork.com/



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