Marine industry comes together 01 May 2024

Seatec – an international exhibition for the technology, subcontracting and design of boats and ships, and Compotec Marine – a B2B exhibition for the nautical subcontracting chain of construction materials and related technologies, have taken place as part of Tuscany Yachting Week.

Numerous architects, designers, technicians, as well as surveyors, visited the co-located events, which facilitated structured meetings with international buyers from nine countries – Argentina, Brazil, Croatia, Estonia, Finland, Poland, Taiwan, USA, and Vietnam. Fastener companies exhibiting included 3M Marine, FITLOCK, Soudal, STEEL BLUE, as well as Due Tecno Srl.

The agreement between the two events maintains the distinctive characteristics of the individual events, making the most of the identity of Seatec-Compotec Marine as a B2B event with an exhibition format aimed at the nautical subcontracting chain, construction materials and related technologies, without forgetting the consolidated one-to-one meetings between exhibitors and Italian shipyards and the delegation of international buyers, which generated over 600 B2B meetings, with very satisfactory outcomes for both exhibitors and buyers. The meetings highlighted excellent business prospects on both sides.

As part of the Tuscany Yachting Week, in close synergy between Seatec-Compotec Marine and Yare, a Gala Dinner was organised with 500 participants including exhibitors from Seatec-Compotec Marine, Captains and companies from Yare, the delegation of international buyers, regional and territorial authorities, at the evocative venue of the Pala Todisco in San Giuliano Terme and in the presence of the president of the Tuscany Region Eugenio Giani.

In 2025 the Tuscany Yachting Week will take place from 12th – 14th March, with Seatec and Compotec Marine on 13th – 14th March.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.