The Seawork free-to-attend conference sessions and business briefings are held across the three days of Seawork. The conferences cover a variety of topics across the Commercial Marine & Marine Civils sectors and feature sessions and presentations from our Supporting Associations.  

2024 programme to be announced. 



Decarbonisation & OPEX Reduction  

The all-new 2023 Seawork Conferences delivered bitesize in-person sessions to help commercial marine and workboat operators face the challenge of reducing operational expenditure at the same time as meeting the mandatory targets to decarbonise operations.

The conference sessions focussed on helping owners and operators learn how their businesses can create cost savings whilst benefitting from the latest developments in alternative fuels, hybrid propulsion, technology, and design.  

The sessions took place at the 2023 Seawork exhibition, with the recordings now available to watch on-demand.

Simply click on the links below:

Session 1 - Alternative fuels – how operators can make the right choice

Session 2 - Driving efficiency with hybrid marine propulsion – the next generation

Session 3Smart Onboard Solutions help reduce operator costs 

Session 4 - Vessel Design – Optimising construction, in-life, and OPEX costs



The Seawork 2023 free-to-attend ‘Business Briefings’ conference sessions were held across the three days of Seawork. The conferences covered a variety of topics across the Commercial Marine & Marine Civils sectors and featured sessions and presentations from our Supporting Associations. 

Business Briefing Sessions for 2023 included:

HM Government Opportunities & Support for the UK workboat & RHIB Sector including speakers from The National Shipbuilding Office, Dept of Business & Trade, MoD DE&S Boat Team, and Crown Commercial Services.
Both HM Government sessions are available to watch on-demand:
Session 1
Session 2

Maritime UK Solent Networking Meeting including speakers from Red Penguin Marine, and the Marine Skills Centre at Southampton City College plus Marine Energy Systems.
Watch the session recording here.

MCA - An Update on MCA Codes of Practice for Small Commercial Vessels by Rob Taylor, MCA
Watch the session recording here.

CECA - Understanding the power of Tidal Projects for Marine Civils 
This session included speakers from the UK Harbour Masters' Association (UKHMA), and industry leading projects TPGEN24 and ORE Catapult who outlined the opportunities for marine civils in delivering the infrastructure; the magnitude of investment needed to build and maintain the projects; the benefits and resilience of tidal green energy; and the environmental implications for this renewable energy sector. 

Martin Willis, Executive Officer of UKHMA, provided his insight on offshore / nearshore projects and highlighted the importance of engaging with the Statutory Harbour Authority and the Harbour Master for the necessary information, guidance, and approvals. 
Watch the session recording here.

The Workboat Association Safety Forum 
The Workboat Association hosted their “open to all” Safety Forum at Seawork 2023. This year’s theme was Emergency Preparedness – in line with their 2023 Safety Campaign of the same name. Attendees learned how to respond to a serious emergency scenario both ashore and on board.
Watch the session recording here.

Danfoss - Powering the Future, Today: Exploring Hybrid and Fully-Electric Vessel System Architecture and Power Converters
The Danfoss seminar explored the forefront of maritime innovation. Danfoss speakers discussed how hybrid and fully-electric vessel system architecture, along with advanced power converters, are revolutionizing the marine industry.

Speakers delved into cutting-edge propulsion and electrification technologies that optimize vessel performance, and enhance efficiency and environmental sustainability. Attendees gained insights into the latest breakthroughs in electrical power generation and distribution for marine applications.
Watch the session recording here.

IMCA - Unlocking sustainable contracting in offshore wind
Iain Grainger, in one of his first industry speaking engagements as CEO of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA), explored the challenges and solutions to the creation of sustainable conditions for the whole supply chain, as it aims to meet government ambitions on offshore wind.
Watch the session recording here.

For information on how to participate and get involved with Seawork Conferences 2024 please contact the events team via email at or +44 1329 825 335.

2024 DATES 2025 DATES 2026 DATES

Tuesday 11 June 2024
Wednesday 12 June 2024
Thursday 13 June 2024

Tuesday 10 June 2025
Wednesday 11 June 2025
Thursday 12 June 2025

Tuesday 09 June 2026
Wednesday 10 June 2026
Thursday 11 June 2026


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