marine tech expo 2020

1 JULY to 2 July 2020

Plymouth is hosting its third Marine Tech Expo in 2020, designed to demonstrate the South Coast's marine credentials to the world during the Mayflower 400 commemorations. The event will bring together the decision makers, innovators and enterprises involved in the latest advances in marine technology.

Following the success of previous Marine Tech Expo events in 2016 and 2018, this 2020 event will focus its attention on Autonomous Applications and Sustainable Marine technologies, showcasing innovation and research from an inspiring line up of experts and contributors.​


The Expo will explore the application of autonomy in marine science and the commercial world through a series of talks on day one. Day two of the conference will be centred on sustainability within the marine world, touching on methods of propulsion, energy sources and our impact on the ocean environment.


In addition to the packed two day conference, delegates will also be able to network directly with commercial businesses and partner organisations at the exhibition which will allow you to see first-hand the latest technology and systems supporting the marine world.


Utilising Plymouth’s unique ‘Smart Sound’ proving range as a stage, the Marine Business Technology Centre, working closely with the Future Autonomous at Sea Technology cluster, will be carefully curating a series of in sea demonstrations of autonomous platforms and environment monitoring systems.


Businesses and innovators across the globe will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their technology in real world conditions live to actual delegates. Businesses will also be given the opportunity to view the command and control centre for the Smart Sound, based at Thales’ Autonomous Operations Centre.

day 1

Autonomous Applications Conference
wednesday 1 july 2020

Access to Day 1 of Marine Tech Expo. Live tech demonstrations boat trips, keynote speakers and panel, guest speakers and exhibitions.

day 2

sustainable marine Conference
thursday 2 july 2020

Access to Day 2 of Marine Tech Expo. Live tech demonstrations boat trips, keynote speakers and panel, guest speakers and exhibitions.

What else is happening

30 JUNE 2020

The 64th MMF, hosted by The Hydrographic Society UK, provides excellent opportunities for networking and exchanging of ideas across an extensive range of marine scientific measurement activities.

stem big splash event
30 june to 1 july 2020

Event focused on promoting STEM subjects to young people. Opportunity for businesses to exhibit at the event.

More information coming soon.

Maritime UK AWARDS ceremony
1 july 2020

The Maritime UK awards shines a spotlight and celebrates UK’s thriving maritime businesses and regions.

National stem conference
3 july 2020

The STEM conference, delivered by STEM Plymouth, will celebrate the achievements and events that have taken place throughout the year.

More information coming soon.

If you’re interested in presenting at Marine Tech Expo 2020, click the  'Submit your abstract' menu button at the top or click here to find out more information.

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