MEMBER NEWS: Delegates invited to Navigate the Blue Frontier at Subsea Expo 2024

December 19, 2023
MEMBER NEWS: Delegates invited to Navigate the Blue Frontier at Subsea Expo 2024

Subsea Expo, the world’s largest annual subsea exhibition and conference, returns to P&J Live in Aberdeen from Tuesday, 20 – Thursday, 22 February 2024, where the free to attend three-day event will showcase the latest technologies and innovations of the underwater sectors to the world.

Preparations are well underway with more than 6,000 delegates from the UK and overseas expected to attend the event which will feature a wide variety of discussion platforms and networking events throughout.

Organised by Global Underwater Hub (GUH), Subsea Expo provides a showcase for companies operating across the underwater industry – which includes offshore renewables, oil and gas, defence, aquaculture, telecoms and subsea minerals.  It is now considered an unmissable event for anyone working in the underwater sectors, attracting over 150 exhibitors and around 85 conference speakers each year.

The event theme for 2024 will be “Navigating the Blue Frontier”, which will highlight many of the market challenges and opportunities, along with some of the latest technological developments and cross-sector innovation spanning the Blue Economy.

Running alongside the exhibition will be a busy conference programme with multiple parallel sessions taking place over the duration of the three days.  This will feature discussion on a number of current industry topics including floating offshore wind, hydrogen and CCUS, pipeline surveys, subsea integrity, defence and diversification.  Other conference sessions will focus on market analysis and sector outlook, digitalisation and decommissioning.

Subsea Expo is also key for young people considering a career in the underwater sectors.  The final day will see around 100 school students attend the event to participate in the “ForeSea Your Future” initiative. This provides an opportunity, alongside the broader exhibition, for an education and industry partnership event where positive, applied STEM experiences inspire career aspirations.

Neil Gordon, chief executive of Global Underwater Hub, said: “There is no doubt that Subsea Expo has been a not-to-be-missed event for companies over the years and remains a staple in our industry calendars.  Subsea Expo 2024 will continue to build on the event’s success and deliver the quality exhibition and robust conference our delegates have come to expect.”

Taking place alongside Subsea Expo is the prestigious Subsea Expo Awards ceremony.  Held on the evening of Wednesday, 21 February 2024, the black-tie dinner celebrates the successes, achievements and innovations of the companies and individuals who are leading the way in the underwater sector.

Rebecca Swain, events lead at Global Underwater Hub, said: “The Subsea Expo Awards is a fantastic evening of entertainment and a key opportunity for networking with peers over a delicious three-course meal.  It is shaping up to be a brilliant night with so many amazing companies and people nominated for an award.”

Entrance to the exhibition and conference is free of charge.  Advance online registration is now open via the event website,, where information about booking tickets for the Subsea Expo Awards Dinner can be found.  Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

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AREG has played an important role in the growth of Scotland’s renewable energy sector, engaging the supply chain and developing the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. However, we are only at the very beginning of the transition that AREG was established to both lead and support so there are still opportunities for companies to get into the constantly evolving renewables supply chain. We look forward to continuing our work together as renewables builds on its place as Scotland’s main source of power, and as we seek to deliver real change in the crucial areas of heat and transport.

Scottish Renewables

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce has worked closely with AREG since its formation. The recent progress in the developments of offshore wind projects by Equinor and Vattenfall are as a result of the work of the group over many years. The north-east is known as the oil and gas capital of Europe. At the Chamber, we believe the region must evolve its position to being recognised as the energy capital. Whilst hydrocarbons will continue to be essential in driving our economy for years to come, the generation of renewable resources will play an increasingly important role in providing cost-effective power, innovative development and economic growth.

Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce

The enthusiasm and dedication of the early group that would become AREG was fundamental in us choosing to launch All-Energy in Aberdeen. The first tiny show was held in 2001, and AREG’s Chairman at the time, Jeremy Cresswell, played such an active role that I often describe him in terms such as All-Energy’s ‘midwife’. All-Energy is now the UK’s largest renewable and low carbon energy exhibition and conference in terms of number of attendees, space booked, and number of exhibiting companies. As AREG became firmly established, their presence and support for the event grew spectacularly over the years. We thank them most sincerely for their invaluable input.


Vattenfall has forged a strong working relationship with AREG through the development of the European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre. AREG has worked tirelessly on behalf of the North East and it can take enormous credit for the growth of sustainable energy in the region and the path it has cleared for the region to capture further investment.


Aberdeen City and Shire is emerging as a key location for renewables by successfully transferring its world-class oil and gas expertise into the sector and AREG has done much to advance this through a broad range of initiatives. It has acted as a catalyst in driving further investment in the local economy by engaging with companies, Government, public bodies and existing projects and we have been pleased to support their efforts. Scottish Enterprise will continue to engage with AREG as we increase Scotland’s use of renewable energy.

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