19th SEATEC 2022
Press release February 2022

The 2022 edition of Seatec, the exhibition of technology, components, design and subcontracting
applied to boating yachting and shipping sectors, conceived and organized by IMM CarraraFiere,
the only event dedicated to these sectors in Italy and southern Europe, opens the 19th edition of its
history in the name of recovery, which is connoting the entire nautical sector, of resilience, the
ability to face and overcome a traumatic event or a period of difficulties and sustainability, the
maximum commitment that production activities must adopt to reverse the trend of over-
exploitation of the planet  resources.
The exhibition, after a one-year stop due to the well-known problems of the Covid-19 pandemic, in
the wake of developments in the nautical world, represents an important opportunity to innovate
and enrich a unique format in the Italian nautical exhibition panorama, which for 19 years
constitutes the reference point of the industry.
On the wave of the current positive situation of the international nautical market, Seatec 2022
consolidates its presence and its value in the context of the pleasure boating supply chain,
strengthened by its location in the heart of the La Spezia-Versilia-Livorno cluster, the largest
producer of superyachts in Italy.
Alongside Seatec 2022 there will also be the 13th edition of Compotec, the International
Exhibition of Composites and Related Technologies, the only trade event in Italy entirely dedicated
to composite materials.
The 2022 edition will be dedicated specifically to composite materials in the nautical field, in close
synergy with Seatec 2022. This is why it will be Compotec Marine.
Seatec 2022 will be held from March 17 th to 18 th . The concentration in two working days at the end
of the week meets the needs of exhibitors and visitors to optimize meeting times and rationalize
energy and investments.
Exhibition Area – The display of products of excellence in the most classic sense of a product fair
and exhibition of opportunities and services for the nautical sector.
B2B meeting – The B2B meetings between exhibitors and international buyers from all over
Europe, Russia and the Middle East are reconfirmed, with the operational support of the ICE / ITA
Agency for the promotion abroad and the internationalisation of Italian companies, operational arm
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MAECI) both in presence and in
live experience.
Sustainability – Seatec continues in its commitment to promote a growing environmental
awareness, encouraging companies that produce and operate with the utmost environmental
sustainability, due to the highest quality of the territory required by boating activities and that
territory must maximize its preservation. Companies identified as “Green” are given special
visibility and a “Greentec” award is established as recognition of the best eco-sustainable product
and process.

Awards – The MYDA award, Millennium Yacht Design Award, particularly encourages young
designers, who express trends and the future of yacht design. The Qualitec Technology and
Qualitec Design awards enhance the excellence of the participating companies and the
commitment of the component supply chain to offer increasingly advanced products, both
technologically and aesthetically.
Workshop – With the conferences Seatec has always offered high-profile technical content and
addresses the hot topics of the new dynamics of nautical production.
During the two days Seatec and Compotec Marine will organize workshops on:
• State-owned concessions,
• Alternative fuels and "eco-sustainable" engines
• Design trends and MYDA and Qualitec Technology & Design awards
• Recycling of materials and their use within the reuse chain.
"Shipyards’ Lounge" – where the technical and purchasing managers of the shipyards could
meet exhibitors, operators of the supply chain and the technicians of the parent companies of their
main suppliers, to deepen both technical and commercial matters relating to materials and systems
affecting their production.
The event will be hybrid: exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet the shipyards present in the
Shipyards’ Lounge and the buyers present in the B2B area, but will also have the opportunity to
establish meetings with those delegates who, due to Covid-19, cannot physically be in Carrara.
A variation that undoubtedly increases business opportunities: the number of feasible meetings
increases and the possibility of reaching that type of customer who, regardless of the pandemic,
could not attend Seatec.
Seatec Job Exchange 2022 – Seatec Career Day is the starting point to explore the meeting
between job demand and offer in the nautical sector. University of Genoa (with annexed Polo of La
Spezia), Polytechnic University of Milan and Quasar Institute of Rome which train students
approaching the world of nautical work with the skills needed by shipyards and exhibiting
companies. The Employment Centers and the Chamber of Commerce and CNA will be involved.
Start Up – Cross Sector – Start Ups are a Seatec strong point. The Start Up area gives new
entrepreneurs the opportunity to present their product and their idea through an Elevator Pitch, at a
low cost. The Start Up area is open not only to the yachting sector, but also to any type of sector
that has an interest in relating with the sector, through Seatec and Compotec Marine.
Social – Seatec and Compotec Marine will organize a "Cocktail", to return to relive a climate of
normal socialization and wish all participants a good start to the year, with the hope of being able
to forge relationships even outside the boarders of their stands.
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