Subsea Expo — Subsea Expo Awards Dinner

Subsea UK

Subsea Expo Awards Dinner

21 - 23 February 2023

P&J Live, Aberdeen

Subsea Expo Awards Dinner


The Subsea Expo Awards dinner is an opportunity to join friends, colleagues and peers in celebrating the accomplishments of the industry’s standout individuals and companies. Enjoy a delicious three-course dinner and an evening of entertainment.

The dinner is held in February every year at P&J Live in Aberdeen. Guests are advised to arrive at 6:30pm for 7pm. Carriages will be available at midnight.


The drinks reception, held at P&J Live, will take place at 18:30. Cloakroom facilities will be available. Dinner guests are requested to be seated at their allocated tables by 19:00.


This year’s guest speaker at the Subsea Expo Awards is leading space scientist Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE.

Dr. Maggie Aderin-Pocock’s passion is presenting science to a general audience to make them participate in and enjoy science. Her programme, Do We Really Need the Moon? on BBC 2, which explored our intimate relationship with the moon, showed just that.

She is considered one of the UK’s top 100 most influential scientists and in her illuminating and inspiring presentations, Dr Maggie shares invaluable insights on how science and technology affects our lives. Her remarks are of great interest for decision makers from all businesses.

Maggie obtained her degree in Physics and her PhD in Mechanical Engineering. To further share her love of science, Maggie has set up her own company Science Innovation Ltd. Through this she conducts “Tours of the Universe” and other public engagement activities, showing school children and adults the wonders of space. Maggie has just produced a film called Space in the UK, which features her on a “Big Brother” spaceship on a journey to Mars. Maggie has a Science in Society Fellowship from the STFC. Her programme earned Maggie the talkback Thames new talent award at the prestigious Women in Film and TV Awards in 2011. She is currently presenting the new series of Sky At Night on BBC 4 and Mini Stargazing for Cbeebies. She is currently the Commissioner for the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities.


Each year Global Underwater Hub fundraises for two charities at Subsea Expo; one local, and one national. In 2022, the selected charities were Social Bite and Royal Voluntary Service, and guests to the Subsea Expo Awards helped raise OVER £4,000 PLUS GIFT AID for the charities.

Social Bite is a social business with sandwich shops throughout Scotland. On average, they distribute 140,000 items of food and hot drinks to homeless people every year. Their aim is to employ 1 in 4 people with a background of homelessness.

Royal Voluntary Service mobilises volunteers in every corner of Britain to support people in need and the NHS. Volunteers work with healthcare teams and in communities providing practical help and emotional support when people are struggling to cope.

They also assist on the NHS frontline.