The eighth edition of Seafuture was presented at Euronaval, currently underway in Paris Le Bourget: the most important business convention on maritime dual use organized in Italy by Italian Blue Growth srl in close collaboration with our Navy.
The presentation was hosted at the exhibition space of Fincantieri, a leading company in the sector that every year renews its strategic link with SEAFUTURE. The event was attended, in addition to Cristiana Pagni, by the Chairman of Italian Blue Growth srl, the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Enrico Credendino, the Deputy Secretary General of Defense, Admiral Pier Federico Bisconti, General Claudio Graziano, President of Fincantieri , Dr. Pier Roberto Folgiero, CEO of Fincantieri and other numerous authorities and company representatives.
IGB’s participation in Euronaval is a consolidated presence. For this reason, SEAFUTURE has its own booth, located inside the Italian Pavilion (sector H L-123), where IGB staff will be ready to provide any information and support to the players who intend to participate in the eighth edition which will be held from 5 to ‘8 June 2023 inside the Naval Base of La Spezia.
The 2021 edition was characterized by a strong international presence and a high number of foreign delegations present. The numbers of the 7th edition were:
– 12,500 square meters of exhibition area within the Naval Base of La Spezia
– 2600 B2B meetings
– 65 foreign delegations
– 235 player presentations
– 15,000 participants
– 100 accredited media
The indicators referable to the 2023 edition already outline an important growth in terms of space – about 20,000 square meters – of companies and delegations from all over the world.
The bilateral meetings planned between companies and the delegations of the foreign and Italian Navy will amount to 3000 and can be managed by the exhibitors through an online matchmaking platform.
The issues that will be at the center of the eighth edition of SEAFUTURE are those dictated by the international agenda, which addresses, in a dramatic way, the main guidelines. These include security, not only intended as defense, but also to guarantee a free, shared and sustainable use of the maritime environment, from the surface to the seabed; technological developments with particular reference to emerging research fields, such as cyber security, unmanned and underwater; the logistics and infrastructures that must necessarily be redesigned to ensure “blue growth” in order to guarantee sustainable development, as also recommended by the United Nations. It should not be forgotten, in fact, that the UN strongly advocated to establish the Decade of the Sea, recommending to all the institutions it represents to work towards a blue approach: “a blue cluster approach in the Ocean Decade”.
Many strategic companies have already reconfirmed their presence. The positioning within the pavilions of the Military Arsenal of La Spezia will be established according to the order of arrival of the application form.