Event Updates

FAQs

When will Oceanology International now take place?
1-3 December 2020 at London ExCeL.

Is my badge still valid?
Yes, all visitor and delegate badges will remain valid for the new event dates. We will be sending you a ‘one-click’ email in the coming weeks so you can quickly and easily reconfirm you are able to attend.

Have all events associated with Oi been postponed?
Yes, all component parts of the event have been postponed including Catch the Next Wave, Ocean Futures Forum, Ocean ICT and the OceanSocial.

Am I entitled to a refund if I can´t attend the new dates for Catch the Next Wave and Ocean Futures Forum?
Your delegate badge will be valid for the new dates, but if you cannot attend the new dates, a full refund will be made to the ticket buyer. Please contact oi-2020@livebuzz.co.uk to process your refund.

What about already booked travel and hotel accommodation?
You will have to contact the respective tour operator, airline and hotel you made your booking with and check your travel insurance.

Why have you decided to postpone?
Following the escalation of COVID-19 in worldwide and the importance of the health and safety of our exhibitors, visitors and staff, we made a decision to postpone the event. We apologise for the inconvenience that the postponement may cause. The situation has been aggravated in recent days with increased cases of COVID-19, with serious concerns among exhibitors and visitors about attending and the fact that travel bans have been put in place by many organisations, all of which will interfere with the holding of the event...Taking all these factors into consideration and the major importance of this event to the global ocean tech community, we believe it is the best course of action to postpone the event so we are able to deliver to you, the high quality business event that you have come to expect, later in the year. We intend to do just that in the new dates of 1-3 December 2020.

What if the Covid-19 situation is unchanged or worse later in the year?
We have considered this possibility and chosen a date from those available, which provides a better chance of us being able to deliver the event and avoid more disruption. However, the Covid-19 situation has, and continues to be, dynamic and we will continue to monitor the situation throughout the year and take the appropriate actions accordingly.

Elements of the ocean tech community may still be unable to attend the event due to travel restrictions at that time. Will you still run the event if attendance is still reduced?
This is a major global event and we are hopeful that travel confidence will have been restored by the revised event dates.

Why have you not just cancelled the 2020 event?
Feedback from exhibitors and visitors is that they very much want the event to go ahead this year and, as organisers, we want to be able to deliver the expected value to those organisations.

Who do I contact for further questions?
Our customer services team is at your disposal for all further questions.

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