Sponsorship and Exhibitions Opportunities

Are you looking to increase your market share, launch new products and services, raise brand awareness, meet new and existing clients. Partnering with the VPO Forums offer you an excellent platform to engage with the industries key decision makers. To download the sponsorship pack click here or contact:
Paul Skinner / paul@vpoglobal.com / +44 (0) 7388 187968


Headline Platinum Sponsor
About DNV GL 
Driven by its purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 15,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.
>> DNV-GL


Gold Sponsor
Ship propellers from MMG have been setting the benchmark for decades in terms of design, size, quality and efficiency. The key to our success are propellers that perfectly match the vessel, its engine and the purpose of the ship.

As fuel prices are increasing, ship owners are revising their requirements. The trend towards slow steaming has made propeller efficiency a top priority. Our new label »Efficiency by MMG« is reserved for propellers of the latest generation that offer not only powerful propulsion but help to conserve valuable raw materials, minimise CO2 emissions and reduce operating costs. With »Efficiency by MMG«, we respond to the ever more stringent environmental and fuel efficiency requirements for maritime vessels.

MMG is setting new standards in the field of high-efficiency propeller drives with the innovative “5D Propulsion” concept. By using five innovative digital technologies we guarantee design quality and production accuracy that are unique worldwide.

Our objective: Making transport by sea as efficient and environmentally friendly as possible – now and in the future. All our activities – from the design department and the production floor to the sales office – are dedicated to this challenge.
>> MMG The Propeller


Gold Sponsor
VAF Instruments is the most preferred supplier of the top 100 shipyards and market leader in maritime measurement systems. Since 1938, VAF Instruments has gained a worldwide reputation as a specialist in developing and manufacturing measurement and control systems for the maritime and process industry. With more than 70 agents around the globe, VAF Instruments has a worldwide network. Our mission is to develop innovative and accurate measurement systems to maximize efficiency, improve operational excellence and reduce the environmental impact of these operations.

Innovations such as IVY®, VAF Instruments’ software solution for Propulsion Performance Management, will provide you the fleet at your fingertips. From ship to shore, IVY® enriches big data, for powerful analysis, fleet and ship performance visualisation and insight into the relevant data and KPIs. All this information is displayed on an easily-accessible dashboard either on an office desktop, mobile laptop, tablet or any other device. IVY® can be combined with various sensors on board, including TT-Sense® for thrust and torque measurement, ViscoSense®3D for viscosity, density and mass flow measurement and the highly accurate PT2 Flowmeters. VAF Instruments’ Propulsion Performance Management system IVY®, brings Big Data back to the essence.
>> VAF INSTRUMENTS


Gold Sponsor
KNL Networks connects the maritime industry to the sea of opportunities IoT offers by providing simple, reliable and affordable connectivity through a dedicated network with military-grade security. Headquartered in Oulu, Finland with commercial HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark and sales representation in Helsinki, UK and Norway we’ve set out on a mission to revolutionize what global IoT connectivity means for the maritime industry. Our dedicated connectivity means your connection cannot be used for other communication purposes like GMDSS or crew welfare. Data leaves the KNL radio through our VPN, encrypting all data. Each KNL system is part of a worldwide network of KNL radios, which act as terminals or base stations, depending on their status or location. At sea, or in remote areas, a KNL radio uses the high-frequency band to connect automatically to another KNL radio that has a cellular connection. Nearshore or in port, KNL radios automatically connect directly to cellular. The KNL Global mesh network allows for multiple parties to securely access their equipment onboard a vessel
>> KNL NETWORKS


Bronze Sponsors
MeteoGroup, the global weather authority, combines accurate science with advanced technology and local expertise with global reach. MeteoGroup is trusted by hundreds of government agencies, thousands of companies and millions of consumers.

Our team of expert meteorologists is on hand 24/7/365 to deliver the highest-quality analysis and support. With offices in 12 countries around the world, and 9 weather rooms in 8 of these countries, MeteoGroup is perfectly placed to provide local services to a global audience. We are backed by TBG AG, a Switzerland-based private holding, and are also the company behind the best-selling weather apps WeatherPro and MeteoEarth as well as numerous weather websites.
>> METEOGROUP


Bronze Sponsor
COACH Solutions provides advanced Vessel and Fleet Management Performance solutions.

COACH Solutions have combined Vessel Performance, Voyage Optimization and Noon Reporting to offer a centralized fleet-management tool that bridges the reporting gap between ship and shore.

Having delivered Vessel Performance solutions since 2011, COACH Solutions today offers one of the most advanced systems in the market.
>> COACH SOLUTIONS


Bronze Sponsor
Ascenz is a globally trusted provider of premium, end-to-end solutions for the maritime industry. With more than a decade of experience and an established foothold in Asia, we provide intuitive, agile and forward-looking smart shipping solutions and services tailored for offshore, ocean-going, bunkering and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) segments. We spearhead the push for rapid digitalization within the maritime industry.

As part of the GTT Group, an international frontrunner in technological solutions for storage and shipping of liquefied gas, particularly LNG, our solutions are aligned with industry trends. We empower and assist users by streamlining processes, increasing both efficiency and sustainability of processes.

Through its Premium Partnership Program, Ascenz is leading the creation of a global alternative digital ecosystem to accompany maritime players in their data and digital journey.
>> ASCENZ


Bronze Sponsor
Miros is a technology company that specialises in measuring the ocean surface. The company provides sensors and systems for environmental monitoring to the global offshore and maritime industry. Boasting a versatile, future-facing portfolio of dry sensors, Miros delivers accurate, real-time data to all relevant stakeholders, on- or offshore, without the significant costs associated with submerged equipment.

Miros’ new Speed Through Water solution enables significant improvements in the application of ship performance optimisation technologies leading to significant cost efficiencies for ship owners. This innovative technology is a game-changer for fuel optimisation in the shipping industry.

Miros has been a trusted provider of reliable ocean surface measurements to some of the world’s largest ship owners, operators and oil companies for more than 35 years.
>> MIROS