Celebrating Women in Marine at the 2024 Southampton International Boat Show

The Southampton International Boat Show has announced the return of Women in Marine Day, sponsored by DF Capital, to be held on Thursday, 19 September. This day-long celebration highlights the significant contributions of women in the marine industry and provides a platform for networking, inspiration, and professional growth.

Throughout the day a series of talks from leading figures in the industry will take place on the Foredeck Stage, hosted by Hollie Smith, Operations Director at Navis Consultant, Founder of Boatbuilding News and host of the popular Boatbuilding News: The Podcast.

Hannah Stodel

Already confirmed to join Hollie on stage are four-time Paralympian (Sailing), Triple World Champion, Motivational Speaker and Coach, Hannah Stodel who will be sharing her personal sailing experiences and her thoughts on inclusivity in boating.

Hollie will also be speaking to Sophie Horne, Founder and Chair at SeaBird Technologies and head designer of the RaceBird, the race boat of electric powerboat championship E1 Series, about her journey with Seabird and the launch of E1.

With more speakers being announced all the time, check the website for the latest line-up and speaker times.

The day will also see the return of the highly anticipated panel discussion and networking session, which has been the cornerstone of Women in Marine Day for a number of years. Whilst the panel line up is yet to be announced, the session entitled ‘Empowering tomorrow: Inspiring the next generation and shaping our future’ is expected to provide invaluable insights into the latest trends and innovations in the marine sector, as well as the evolving roles of women in these areas.

The panel will discuss how gender diversity can drive better decision-making and innovation, highlighting successful case studies where female leadership has made significant impacts. Additionally, the session will explore effective strategies for mentoring and supporting women at various stages of their careers, from students to top executives, ensuring a robust pipeline of talent and leadership for the future of the marine industry.

Immediately following the panel, enjoy a glass of fizz and some nibbles while you continue the conversations and connect with industry peers in an inspiring networking session. Additionally, this year’s event will venture beyond the usual venue, taking place onboard Blue Funnel’s mini cruise ship, the ‘Ocean Scene’ to offer a unique setting.

Event Details:

  • Date: Thursday, 19 September 2024
  • Venue: Southampton International Boat Show, Ocean Scene, Berth M382
  • Time:  Boarding 16.00 | Cast off for panel discussion and start of networking event approx. 16.15 | Return to berth for approx. 17.15 | Networking event ends 18.00

Register here:   Women in Marine networking & panel event registration or visit https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/women-in-marine/

Tickets to the show sold separately.

Open to all, both women and men, this is a unique opportunity to connect with pioneers and peers in the marine industry and to take part in a day dedicated to the empowerment of women in this vibrant field. For more information, updates on speakers, and registration details, please visit https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/women-in-marine/

Get your ticket

Get your discounted Southampton International Boat Show tickets – save £10 with promo code AAS2024.

Tickets for the Boat Show can be purchased online at www.southamptonboatshow.com/visitor-information/tickets/

Don’t forget, with every adult general admission ticket, two children under 17 go for free. Plus new for 2024, Young adults aged 18-21 also enjoy free admission, making this an accessible event for families and young enthusiasts alike.

Want to make your visit extra special?  Treat yourself with the Quayside Club package – https://www.southamptonboatshow.com/vip/

The show is open from 10am – 6pm daily except on the final Sunday when the show will close at 5pm.  The Shipyard will remain open until 9pm on both Saturday 14 and Saturday 21 September.

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