Sea Japan Trade Mission: Announcing our 8 Selected Companies!

TMA’s U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative is Back!

(and we've just announced the 8 companies we're taking on our 2024 trade mission to Japan!)

TMA's mission to the Sea Japan trade show will assist 8 US-based companies to create (or build upon) effective channel partnerships and a thriving customer base.

TMA BlueTech has again partnered with the International Trade Administration (ITA) – part of the U.S. Department of Commerce – to organize and underwrite the U.S. Maritime Technology Export Initiative (USMTEI) to promote U.S. BlueTech exports through selected trade shows and trade missions. With partial funding from the Market Development Coordinator Program (MDCP), the USMTEI is a 4-year export initiative (2023-2027) is focused on global markets with an emphasis on European and Asian markets, and helps offset the costs for U.S. companies to exhibit at key industry trade shows.

On February 7th, TMA announced the 8 US-based companies that will accompany us on our first ever trade mission to the Sea Japan trade mission! These companies are:

- Blue Ocean Gear

- CODAR Ocean Sensors

- Tampa Deep Sea Xplorers

- Synthetik Applied Technologies

- TCarta

- Radmantis

- SafetySpect


The above companies will not only get an exhibition spot at a dramatically reduced cost at the Sea Japan trade show, but the opportunity to actively work with the International Trade Administration to leverage their network to find trusted customers and partners in the Japanese market.

With previous TMA-led USMTEI trade missions, participating companies have realized significant returns on the cost invested to participate in the missions.

Sea Japan trade show (April 10-12, Tokyo)

The Sea Japan trade show comes at a pivotal moment for the world’s oceans. In 2015 the UN unanimously approved the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals. And the UN Decade for Ocean Science runs from 2021-2030 as the world strengthens its efforts to mobilize, create and drive solutions for the “Science We Need, for the Ocean We Want”. This is the time to forge global partnerships to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions focused on a new chapter for sustainable ocean growth.

Sea Japan Trade MIssion Agenda

Sunday, April 7th
Arrive at TMA hotel in Tokyo

Monday, April 8th
Day trip to Shizuoka, Japan to meet with TMA cluster partner, Marine Open Innovation Institute (MaOI). Purpose: conduct site visits of local distributors; meet region’s key partners. Return to TMA hotel in Tokyo in the evening.

Tuesday, April 9th
Meeting with local partners to explore local distributors/trade partners, and to set up exhibition spots at TMA pavilion at Sea Japan trade show.

Wednesday-Friday, April 10-12
Exhibit at Sea Japan trade show

Saturday, April 13th


$4,800 per company* (discounted ~45% to normal rate) includes a 1-meter2 pod in the TMA BlueTech Pavilion located in booth 2F-42 with poster signage, cabinet, electrical, exhibitor listing, meeting areas and hotel lodging for 7 nights for one person, along with B2B networking, four group dinners, networking receptions, TMA support and possible site visits in Tokyo and Shizuoka. Each additional person is $2,000 (assumes 7 nights). Individuals are responsible for their own flights.  

Additional Benefits 

- Pre-event webinars/seminars and post-event follow-up 

- Media/publicity about your company’s selection for the Export initiative

- Export counseling/export promotion services offered by the U.S. Commercial Service and TMA

- Invitations to exclusive VIP networking receptions

- B2B networking and other export promotion services organized by TMA

- Possible separate site visits and meetings with local maritime, port and BlueTech organizations 

- 12-month membership with TMA BlueTech 2024** (a $1,000-$5,000 value)

- Complimentary passes to BlueTech Week 2024 (a $700 value)

- Possibility to speak on panel at BlueTech Week 2024


"TMA and ITA exceeded my expectations with the USMTEI. We had a packed schedule before, at, and after Ocean Business meeting with companies and organizations in our industry. You would be hard pressed to find another way to open as many doors in such a short amount of time." - Mark Gundersen – VP, Autonomous Vehicles, Marine Advanced Robotics
"As a young small business, the programs offered by USMTEI, TMA, and ITA provided us with an invaluable opportunity to reach new customers and companies. We hope to participate again and would highly recommend the program." - Rusty Jehangir – Founder, Blue Robotics

* Possible supplemental services may be provided that are not included in the package price

** For first-time members only

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