Posidonia 2024 Sets Attendance Records and Facilitates Major Maritime Deals

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Posidonia 2024 achieved its highest attendance in 55 years, with pre-registrations already underway for the next event scheduled for June 1-5, 2026. This year’s event broke records in exhibition space, number of exhibitors, and visitors, underscoring its significance in the maritime industry.

Significant Business Announcements

The event served as a platform for major business deals, including the notable $1.5 billion acquisition of Navig8’s tanker fleet and pool business by ADNOC L&S. This deal was one of many high-value transactions confirmed at the event.

Industry-Wide Participation

Theodore Vokos, Managing Director of Posidonia Exhibitions S.A., highlighted the event’s broad participation from all sectors of the marine economy. This included shipyards, shipowners, ship registries, classification societies, propulsion system manufacturers, energy providers, software developers, trading firms, legal and consultancy services, and financing firms.

Global Representation and Feedback

The event saw 32,527 visitors from 130 countries, a 12% increase from Posidonia 2022. Exhibitors from 81 countries participated, with notable increases in participation from the Americas. Attendees praised the organization, the quality of visitors, and the networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities.

International Collaborations

    • Brazil: Represented by the Brazilian Association of Ship Suppliers and Services (ABFN), Brazil showcased its expertise and expanded business prospects.
    • Palau: Palau International Ship Registry engaged with key maritime stakeholders, emphasizing its commitment to efficient and customer-focused services.

Exhibitor Praise:

    • Kpler: The high traffic to Kpler’s booth and the vibrant atmosphere were noted as highlights.
    • Bureau Veritas: Posidonia provided numerous opportunities to discuss the future of ship safety and performance.
    • Weathernews: Described Posidonia 2024 as the most beneficial and successful event they have attended.
    • Global Maritime Consultants Group: Highlighted the invaluable networking opportunities and the comprehensive view of the maritime industry’s current and future landscape. Posidonia 2024 was organized under the auspices of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs & Insular Policy, the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, and the Union of Greek Shipowners, with support from the Municipality of Piraeus and the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee.

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Source: Posidonia