The Maritime Alliance (TMA) has partnered with the International Trade Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce, to organize and partially fund an initiative to increase exports from small maritime technology companies (typically $2MM revenue and 20 people or below with limited trade show experience) from throughout the United States.

With partial funding through the Market Development Cooperator Program (MDCP), this three-year export initiative will focus on markets primarily in Europe and Latin America, with a secondary focus in Asia. There will be separate applications for each year of the initiative.

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Simple 15-minute online application
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For 2017, U.S. companies are invited to apply to participate in any of the export related trade shows or trade missions listed below:

8 2OI2017February 14-16, 2017 (San Diego Convention Center, CA)
Oceanology International North America's (OINA) world-class exhibition and conference will help organizations reach buyers from key market regions and sectors and help them improve their strategies for measuring, developing, protecting and operating in the world's oceans.

$2,500 includes a small booth in a U.S. Pavilion (inclusive of raw space, build-out and signage (~40% discounted to normal rate).
20 open spots.

8 3OceanBusiness2017Ocean Business 2017 is a three-day international exhibition of technology and services backed up by a program of hands-on training and demonstration workshops. There will likely also be meetings on Monday, April 3rd & Friday, April 7th with European businesses and clusters.

$3,300 includes a small stand in a U.S. BlueTech Pavilion (inclusive of raw space, build-out and signage), + airfare, lodging, meals and incidentals for 1 person (~50% discounted to normal rate). Each additional person is $3,000. TMA will coordinate all travel and lodging arrangements. 8 open spots.

Following Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton, UK, join U.S. companies and BlueTech cluster partners in Europe for a trade mission that includes the Ports of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Copenhagen. The mission will include B2B meetings, site visits and VIP networking receptions.
$2,000 per person assuming travelers are already in Europe.
TMA will coordinate all travel, lodging and meetings.
Up to 12 companies.

For more information, contact TMA Executive Director Greg Murphy at

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