Welcome to Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East

Providing a place for the offshore vessel and workboat communities to meet, do business and collaborate

This September, a powerful network of influencers and innovators came together in Dubai at Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East 2019. 

Over the course of two exciting days, we saw leading experts and analysts impart their wisdom across a strategic agenda, while a gathering of active industry suppliers and service providers created a unique arena to do business. While the offshore marine market looks to the future with caution, #SOMWME once again showcased an industry capable of just surving, but thriving.

Thank you to each attendee, exhibitor and sponsor who supported #SOMWME 2019. More information about the next edition will be released shortly.

What Happens At Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East?

Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East (SOMWME) brings together each and every corner of the global offshore vessel market for a two-day trade show and conference. Taking place at Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre in Dubai, the event is the ideal platform for offshore marine vessel owners and operators to meet with the entire supply chain and provides the ultimate forum for all to learn from some of the industry's leading influencers across a range of key market themes.

Whether you’re looking to discover new business ventures within the international exhibition hall; create new relationships across our dedicated networking programme or build your knowledge through the CPD-accredited conference agenda, SOMWME is your arena to do it all.

What's New at Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East?

Join a New Chapter of SOMWME in Dubai

Back in 2008, a small workboat-focused show made its debut. Since then, that small show has grown in size and expanded in nature; making SOMWME one of the most critical arenas for the global offshore marine market to meet, do business and connect.  

This year, we’ve moved to Dubai, become part of  UAE Maritime Week and taken the event back to our roots – meaning SOMWME now has a dedicated focus on offshore marine vessels and workboats.

SOMWME is part of UAE Maritime Week

Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats forms part of UAE Maritime Week 2019, which is held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.

UAE Maritime Week gathers the world’s most influential maritime professionals to the region as a series of conferences, networking and business-building events take place.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where and When is SOMWME?

23 – 24 September 2019 - Madinat Jumeirah Conference & Events Centre, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Enter through Madinat Arena 

  • 23 September: 09:30am – 6:00pm
  • 24 September: 10:00am – 6:00pm

What time is registration?

Registration and badge collection will be in the pre-function area of Madinat Arena with clearly labelled registration desks.

  • Monday 23 September: 09:00am
  • Tuesday 24 September: 09:30am

How do I get to the venue?

There will be limited availability for complimentary valet parking. However, we are delighted to be working with Careem as Official Travel Partner – which means you can take 30% off when riding with Careem during SOMWME.

Where can I book a hotel?

Whatever your hotel needs, you can find a great range of accommodation options at fantastic prices when you book with our accommodation concierge service, Hotel Maps.