Following Ocean Business 2017 in Southampton, UK, several U.S. companies and BlueTech cluster partners in Europe met in the port cities of Copenhagen, Hamburg and Rotterdam for B2B meetings, presentations, site visits and VIP networking receptions.

Participating U.S. Companies included:


"My prediction is that the biggest benefit of the USMTEI trip to Copenhagen, Hamburg and Rotterdam will come from the various relationships started at each of the sites. The activities allowed for the time necessary to develop those relationships beyond what normally happens in a booth at a trade show. I'm looking forward to reporting on the outcomes."

- Mark Gundersen, President & CEO, Marine Advanced Research

"The USMTEI Trade Mission provided exposure to a range of companies and individuals that I would have never found on my own. Additionally, the introduction to the Department of Commerce personnel in these countries opened up a set of resources that I expect to be invaluable as we move forward."

- Joe Turner, Co-Founder, Exocetus Autonomous Systems

"The B2B events were very professionally organized and run - resulting in quality networking and business opportunity."

- Durval Tavares, President, Aquabotix



Monday, April 10 - Copenhagen

Tuesday, April 11 - Hamburg

Wednesday, April 12 - Rotterdam

Thursday, April 13 - Rotterdam (or return home)

  • Tour of RDM Rotterdam
  • Live Technology Demonstration in Amsterdam

Friday, April 14 - Return