The prestigious European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs), incorporating the Innovations Showcase Awards, attracts entries from across Europe, recognising the depth of excellence in the commercial marine industry. The ECMAs celebrate the outstanding individuals and innovative companies that comprise this vibrant and productive industry sector. Judged by a panel of industry experts, the ECMAs are presented at an awards evening on the opening day of Seawork. The Innovations Showcase overall winner receives the coveted ‘Spirit of Innovation Award’.

The awards will take place on the opening evening of Seawork and Marine Civils - Tuesday 13 June 2023. The ceremony is held on site at Seawork in the spectacular Waterfront restaurant, overlooking the Seawork Marina in Mayflower Park. Following welcome drinks and canapes, the first part of the evening will see the presentation of the coveted Innovations Showcase Awards. The second part of the evening celebrates the European Commercial Marine Awards themselves, with the presentation of five awards.

Lifetime Achievement Award celebrating an individual operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, who throughout their career has shown outstanding work and focus.

Maritime Professional of the Year Award is presented to an exemplary individual within the commercial maritime sector. The winner is voted by their peers.

Marine Civils Best Project Award is presented to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, for challenges in marine civils or vessel operations.

Maritime Sustainability Award is awarded to a company or organisation operating within the commercial marine and workboat sector, that demonstrates outstanding focus in its environmental and sustainability efforts.

The Young Person’s Development Award offers young people, from 16 – 25 years of age, who are currently studying for, or beginning, a career in the Maritime Industry, an opportunity to achieve industry recognition and a bursary to help further their career.

The Seawork Innovations Showcase display provides visitors with the opportunity to see the latest in equipment, services, projects and vessels that have been introduced to the Commercial Marine market since the last Seawork exhibition

As part of the European Commercial Marine Awards (ECMAs), entries to the Innovations Showcase are judged in various categories for their contribution to business with each winner receiving an Award. One overall category winner will then be presented with the coveted “Spirit of Innovation” trophy.

The high level of innovation and cutting edge technology is a must see for all visitors and exhibitors at Seawork and each entry will be seen by a wide audience of companies and marine professionals. This is an opportunity to showcase your originality, ability to problem solve and make a real difference to the industry with the latest in design and ingenuity.

The Innovations Showcase receives a high level of promotion and marketing before, during and after the event with a targeted audience of over 35,000 marine professionals, it is a real opportunity for businesses to get their product fast tracked to the forefront of the Marine Industry.
Please note: Anyone who works for a Seawork or Marine Civils Exhibitor can be nominated.
*Closing date for entries is Friday 26th May 2023.
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