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OI China 2015 Launches the First “Product of the Year” Competition

Thursday, Aug 13, 2015
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Oceanology International China 2015 (OI China 2015), top-level Ocean Technology Exhibition in Asia, will be inaugurated in Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing during 3-5 November, 2015. OI China 2015 is expected to attract suppliers from more than 20 countries and regions.

OI China 2015 will launch a new event activity — OI China 2015 “Product of the Year” Competition. The competition will bring together the most advanced ocean technology products around the globe and shed light on new ocean technology products that are making their debuts in OI China 2015. The competition will bring broader opportunities and richer resources for exhibitors, providing an exchange platform on which professional industry communication will be improved and both domestic and foreign business cooperation increased.

Oceanology International China 2015, top-level Ocean Technology Exhibition in Asia (OI China 2015, Date: 3- 5 November, Location: Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing) will launch a new event activity—OI China 2015 “Product of the Year” Competition. This event activity is another innovation competition launched by OI China 2015, following the Zhi Hai 2015 OI China Underwater Robot Competition. This competition aims to shed light on new ocean technology products that are making their debuts in OI China 2015, by bringing together the most advanced ocean technology products around the globe.

All OI China 2015 exhibitors are qualified to participate in the competition. Exhibitors should submit their new products that will be showcased in OI China 2015 for the first time. The competition will adopt OI China’s Wechat platform for voting. The voting procedure is divided into two phases: pre-exhibition voting and in-exhibition voting. Each audience can vote for multiple new products. During pre-exhibition voting, each person can vote for one exhibition product once. During in-exhibition voting, each person can vote for one exhibition product each day. The final score of each product is the sum-up of the total votes in the two phases. The Wechat voting platform will start running in mid-September.

2015 OI China “Product of the Year” Competition will be highly innovative. At the end of the competition, five most popular new products will be selected based on the voting result. Exhibitors who win the competition will be invited to attend an awarding ceremony held at the exhibition site in the afternoon of 5 November, and receive a prize that’s worth 26,000 RMB. Besides gaining a full range of exhibition resources from OI China 2015, the winning exhibitors and the product information will be displayed on OI China’s official website and in the official Wechat account. The products will also be included in the OI China 2015 Post-Exhibition Report. All new products participating in the competition will be shown in the OI China 2015 New Product Handbook. All pre-registered exhibition visitors and visitors on site will receive the handbook.

Ms Zhao Lingjia, Senior project manager of the Energy & Ocean Division of Reed Exhibition states, “We greatly value the importance of this event. China ocean science and technology are now in a vital development phase. We hope this event will bring more communication opportunities and deeper business cooperation to our exhibitors. In recent years, Chinese government has put forward the objective for ocean development, which is to ‘build a powerful country with ocean engineering technology and support the fast-developing modern ocean industry.’ ” In full support of this vision, OI China 2015 launches the 2015 OI China “Product of the Year” Competition, for the purpose of synchronizing industry, academia and research, and also greatly contributing to the progress and dynamics of China’s ocean technology.

How to participate in OI China 2015 “Product of the Year” Competition:

All OI China 2015 exhibitors are eligible to participate in the competition. For more information, please visit our official website www.oichina.com.cn.

About OI China

Founded in 1969, OI UK (London) is the most professional oceanology and equipment exhibition, bringing together the most advanced technology and equipment manufacturers in the global ocean field. In 2013, OI debuted in China - which achieved a resounding success and currently has been successfully held for two consecutive times and has become a grand gathering in the industry. Under the auspices of Reed Exhibitions, OI China 2015 will be organized by Reed Exhibitions and Ocean Observation Technology Branch of Chinese Society for Oceanography with support from Chinese Society for Oceanography (CSO), China Ocean Mineral Resources R & D Association(COMRA)and National Ocean Technology Center (NOTC), and it will be held in Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Center of International Sourcing (CECIS) during 3-5 November, 2015.

Around-the-clock forums will also be held during OI China, including theme forums covering underwater robot technology, Subsea Oil & Gas industry technologies, mobile marine observation and marine survey etc. This Exhibition also receives support from many international associations including SMI, SUT, IMCA, IFS and IMAREST etc.

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