The Maritime Alliance
hosts the 2nd annual
Maritime Business & Technology Summit
Promoting maritime technology and business opportunities in the global maritime technology industry
November 16-17, 2010
Aboard the Inspiration Hornblower
San Diego, CA
The non-profit The Maritime Alliance is the cluster organizer for the San Diego maritime technology community and fosters maritime business and technology innovation through collaboration around the U.S. and the world. With the presence of top-notch research institutions, large concentration of military (Navy and Marines) and affiliated labs, a major port and traditional maritime industry, and major cluster of marine technology companies, San Diego is recognized today as one of the leading maritime technology centers in the world.
The two day Summit with concurrent Exposition is organized around two themes. Day One is titled “Ocean Science and Business.” Panels will address topics such as:
• Farming the sea for commercial opportunities, including aquaculture and biomedicines
• Visualization, mapping and tracking technologies
• Innovations in boat and shipbuilding
• Ocean Energy
• Desalination, filtration and purity testing
Day Two is titled “Maritime Domain Awareness – Security, Logistics & Technology.” Panels include:
• Ocean observation (coordinated with & moderated by NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries)
• Maritime transportation logistics and security
• Port and maritime security
• Very large floating platforms (VLFPs – a dialog among potential diverse users)
• Maritime robotics
Speaking, Sponsorship and Exhibition opportunities are available!
The Conference and Exposition is an excellent opportunity for small to medium-sized companies to network with decision-makers representing academia, government, and military as well as to meet potential channel, strategic & technology partners among attendees, exhibitors and speakers. For large companies, it is an opportunity to meet companies from around the U.S. and the world showing innovative technologies that need channel and strategic partners to be successful with large opportunities.
Maritime missions are expected from a number of countries. There will be group briefings on Monday, Nov. 15 and one-on-one matchmaking meetings on Nov. 18-19 for a fee for companies interested in maximizing their experience in the San Diego maritime eco-system.
Sponsorship and Support
The Maritime Business & Technology Summit is the centerpiece of San Diego Maritime Week, November 12-19, 2010. Institutional sponsors and supporters of Maritime Week activities include: Australian Trade Commission, Biowaves, Canadian Consulate, City of San Diego, Maritime Museum of San Diego, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise, NOAA, Ocean Discovery Institute, Pole Mer PACA (France), San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego Science Alliance, San Diego Science Festival, San Diego State University, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, SPAWAR, U.S. Navy. More information on Maritime Week activities is available online at http://www.sdmaritimeweek.org and http://www.themaritimealliance.org)
We would like to thank our corporate sponsors: Cubic Corp. and Lockheed Martin. Special thanks for their sponsorship and support to the Unified Port of San Diego.
Additional Sponsorship opportunities exist! Please contact Bill Riedy at firstname.lastname@example.org.