WMRC 2023

Sponsorship & Exhibits

Engage with a Global Audience

The World Maritime Rescue Congress is designed to enable people from search and rescue (SAR) services all around the world to exchange views and experience related to maritime SAR, in order to learn lessons, improve capability and, ultimately, to save lives.

WMRC 2023 is an excellent opportunity to interact with a diverse group of SAR decision-makers and practitioners. Increase your organization’s exposure to SAR national and international markets by participating in the Congress!

See below for some preliminary information and statistics. To access the sponsorship and exhibit brochure, please click on the button below.

The Congress is pleased to offer a variety of options, including but not limited to:

  • Exhibit space
  • Print, digital and onsite advertising
  • Program support
  • Marketing & networking items
  • And more!

Why Participate in WMRC 2023?

  • Largest gathering of the world’s SAR decision-makers and practitioners
  • Numerous opportunities for collaborative discussions and exchange of ideas
  • Showcase for innovative and future technologies and equipment for SAR services
  • Chance to gain insight into market requirements from key decision-makers

Statistics on Past Editions​

Past Attendance

YearVenueAttendanceYearVenueAttendance
2023The Netherlands, RotterdamExp. 4002015Germany, Bremerhaven500
2019Canada, Vancouver5532011China, Shanghai400

The first WMRC in Sweden was also the 20th International Lifeboat Conference. Before that, the International Lifeboat Conference had been hosted in a variety of countries since 1924:

 

2007Sweden, Gothenburg1983Sweden, Gothenburg1955Portugal, Estoril
2003South Africa, Cape Town1979The Netherlands, The Hague1951Belgium, Ostend
1999England, Bournemouth and Poole1975Finland, Helsinki1947Norway, Oslo
1995Uruguay, Montevideo1967France, Dinard1932The Netherlands, Amsterdam
1991Norway, Oslo1963Scotland, Edinburgh1928France, Paris
1987Spain, La Coruña1959Germany, Bremen1924England, London

Demographics & Statistics

Regional statistics from past editions

WMRC 2019
(North America)
WMRC 2015
(Europe)
  • North America 68%
  • Europe 20%
  • Asia Pacific 6%
  • Africa & Middle East 3%
  • South America 2%
  • Europe 72%
  • Asia Pacific 10%
  • Africa & Middle East 10%
  • North America 5%
  • South America 3%

Category statistics from WMRC 2019
(*Multiple answers allowed)

  • Non-government organizations (NGOs) 15%
  • Government organizations 12%
  • Maritime industry professionals 11%
  • SAR unit crews 11%
  • SAR trainers 11%
  • SAR strategists and planners 10%
  • Developers, manufacturers and suppliers 9%
  • SAR mission coordinators 7%
  • Shoreside emergency responders 5%
  • On scene coordinators 5%
  • Other 4%

  • 8 West Consulting
  • Alamarin-Jet
  • Arc’teryx Equipment
  • Arctic Airboats
  • ARKTOS Developments
  • Axnes
  • Baltic Workboats
  • BUKH
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • CeoTronics
  • CM Technologies
  • ComNav Marine
  • Current Corporation
  • Dacon
  • Daniamant
  • Deep Trekker
  • Dive Rescue International
  • DSS Group
  • E-Comm 9-1-1
  • Elman SRL
  • Fassmer
  • FLIR Maritime
  • FURUNO
  • Gecko Head Gear
  • Gleistein Ropes & Sohn
  • Hamilton Jet
  • Hansen Protection
  • Helly Hansen
  • ICOM Canada
  • Inventech Marine Solutions
  • Jastram Engineering
  • Leonardo
  • Ludolph
  • Moje Rettungssysteme
  • MTU Friedrichshafen
  • Mustang Survival
  • Ocean Rodeo
  • Oceanalpha
  • Ophardt R+D
  • Orolia
  • Petor
  • Pole Star
  • Press To Talk Gadgets
  • Rafnar
  • Raymarine
  • Restech
  • RESTUBE
  • Rheinmetall Defence Electronics
  • RHOTHETA International
  • Saab Technologies
  • Safe at Sea
  • Savox Communications
  • SEALEGS – Amphibious RIB
  • Seareq
  • SECUMAR Bernhardt Apparatebau
  • SHERP
  • Shockwave Seats
  • SHOXS Seats
  • Steyr Motors
  • STM Electronic
  • Swede Ship Marine
  • TAMSEN MARITIM
  • Titan Boats
  • Transas Marine
  • Vodasafe
  • Volvo Penta
  • Wärtsilä
  • Weatherdock
  • Zodiac Hurricane Technologies

Statistics on Past WMRC Editions

Past Attendance

YearVenueAttendanceYearVenueAttendance
2023The Netherlands, RotterdamExp. 5002015Germany, Bremerhaven500
2019Canada, Vancouver5502011China, Shanghai400

The first WMRC in Sweden was also the 20th International Lifeboat Conference. Before that, the International Lifeboat Conference had been hosted in a variety of countries since 1924:

2007Sweden, Gothenburg1983Sweden, Gothenburg1955Portugal, Estoril
2003South Africa, Cape Town1979The Netherlands, The Hague1951Belgium, Ostend
1999England, Bournemouth and Poole1975Finland, Helsinki1947Norway, Oslo
1995Uruguay, Montevideo1967France, Dinard1932The Netherlands, Amsterdam
1991Norway, Oslo1963Scotland, Edinburgh1928France, Paris
1987Spain, La Coruña1959Germany, Bremen1924England, London

Demographics & Statistics

Regional statistics from past editions

WMRC 2019
(North America)
WMRC 2015
(Europe)
  • North America 68%
  • Europe 20%
  • Asia Pacific 6%
  • Africa & Middle East 3%
  • South America 2%
  • Europe 72%
  • Asia Pacific 10%
  • Africa & Middle East 10%
  • North America 5%
  • South America 3%

Category statistics from WMRC 2019
(*Multiple answers allowed)

  • Non-government organizations (NGOs) 15%
  • Government organizations 12%
  • Maritime industry professionals 11%
  • SAR unit crews 11%
  • SAR trainers 11%
  • SAR strategists and planners 10%
  • Developers, manufacturers and suppliers 9%
  • SAR mission coordinators 7%
  • Shoreside emergency responders 5%
  • On scene coordinators 5%
  • Other 4%

Past Sponsors and Exhibitors

Contact Us

Contact our dedicated Sponsorship & Exhibits Sales Manager for more information on our sponsorship options, and to start discussing how you would like to support, and be involved in, WMRC 2023.

Cherry Lau
Sponsorship & Exhibit Sales Manager
WMRC2023-Sponsorship(at)icsevents.com
Direct: [+65] 6994 5466
Office: [+65] 6994 5461

Congress Secretariat
International Conference Services Ltd. (ICS)
Suite 710, 1201 West Pender Street
Vancouver, BC, V6E 2V2
Canada