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09:00 - 18:00

The industry’s premier technical gathering


Welcome to TUGTECHNOLOGY, firmly established as the must-attend biennial event in the industry’s collective diary, attracting hundreds of leading technological experts, executive decision-makers and innovators.


Registration is now open – with early booking discount available!


The year 2020 served to accelerate change. Be it the emissions challenges and the many options to be considered including fuel types, fuel cell technology, a hybrid approach or pure batteries, or the race for autonomous vessels. The pandemic has accentuated the need for efficiency and cost reduction like nothing ever before.


As markets recover and trade increases the tug industry will require more from the innovators than at any time previously – suppliers and designers will deliver, and the TUGTECHNOLOGY conference will bring the solutions to you.


PLUS! We are delighted to be launching the inaugural TUGTECHNOLOGY Awards during the much-anticipated industry dinner at the close of the first day. Ahead of the ITS Convention & Exhibition 2022’s full awards programme, this year’s winners will be selected by our expert advisory panel. Entry is included as part of your conference ticket, and we welcome your colleagues, friends and partners for the evening’s celebrations with the option of a separate ticket. Be sure to join us for an evening of recognition, achievement and fun!


TUGTECHNOLOGY 2021 Award Categories:


Tug of the Year

Innovation of the Year

Tug Design of the Year

Lifetime Achievement


We look forward to welcoming you in person and providing you the opportunity to reconnect with your clients and industry network.


We are grateful for the continued support of the event’s exhibitors and sponsors for making this possible.


As with previous editions, the majority of the conference papers will be made available to registered delegates two weeks prior to the start of the conference.





For sales enquiries please contact Indrit Kruja on or call on +44 20 8370 7792

For speaker enquiries please contact David Foxwell on or call on +44 1252 717 898

For logistical enquiries please contact Mirella Charter on or call on +44 20 8370 7009


To receive announcements regarding this event as it develops please register following this link.


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TUGTECHNOLOGY is a two day event consisting of a conference programme, exhibition and gala dinner. It is the industry’s premier technical gathering.


TUGTECHNOLOGY brings together the global tug owning and operating community, the international supply chain and the sector’s industry associations and regulators for two days of networking, intelligence gathering and deal making in a warm, welcoming and professional setting. The conference programme is known for its technical range and depth and as the forum to analyse, discuss and debate the very latest concepts and advances. Papers are vetted by an expert industry advisory panel and competition to present is intense.


TUGTECHNOLOGY is organised by Riviera Maritime Media, the team behind the ITS conventions and International Tug & Salvage magazine.


Platinum Sponsor


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Delegate registration includes:

• Access to all conference sessions

• Delegate pack containing book of papers

• Invitation to the pre-event drinks reception

• Coffees and refreshments

• Lunches

• Dinner at the end of day one, including the inaugural TUGTECHNOLOGY Awards ceremony!

Choose your ticket


Early booking prices SAVE OVER £160

Book and pay by 5 Aug to purchase your ticket for £1215.00 plus 20% VAT


If buying two or more delegate tickets please use the promotional code: TUG10 to receive a 10% discount. Bookings must be made on the same day for delegates from the same company. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Standard price

Book and pay after 5 Aug for £1350.00 plus 20% VAT

If buying two or more delegate tickets please use the promotional code: TUG10 to receive a 10% discount. Bookings must be made on the same day for delegates from the same company. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.


Enhance your company’s presence

Thinking about speaking, exhibiting or even sponsoring? Complete the short form HERE and a member of our team will get in touch with the options available.
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Royal Lancaster London

Lancaster Terrace

London W2 2TY
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Royal Lancaster London is Hyde Park’s commanding mid-century architectural icon born and built in the swinging 60s. In 2017, the hotel celebrated 50 years by unveiling the results of a stunning renovation. The hotel was awarded the Accessibility Award at The Catey Awards 2019 for their commitment to ensure facilities are accessible to all.

Facilities include:

  • Heightened guest safety procedures and enhanced sanitation
  • 411 rooms and suites
  • Secure, private car park for hotel guests with 29 car parking spaces offered on a first come, first served basis (chargeable)
  • Range of restaurants and bars: Nipa Thai, Tony Page at Island Grill, Park Lounge Bar, Park Restaurant, Hyde Café, in-room dining
  • Gym open daily from 06:00-20:00
  • In-room spa treatments

Bedroom reservations:
HotelRes are our sole agency partner for this event and can be contacted on +44 (0)845 0200 350 or email to make a booking.

If you receive approaches from any other agencies, resellers or hotels identifying themselves as a partner, representative or associate for this event, they are not authorised by Riviera Maritime Media Ltd to do so on our behalf and any engagement you have with them is made at your own risk.

Should you receive an unsolicited call or email from an unauthorised party, please obtain their details and contact us immediately at We recommend that you do not provide your personal, company or credit card information unless you are sure as to their legitimacy. Thank you.

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The 2021 live exhibition will again run over the course of 2 days. This is an ideal opportunity to showcase your products and services to an audience of senior technical and commercial executives from across the towage industry.

Your exhibitor package includes the following:

  • Table and 2 chairs
  • Access to electricity
  • Entry on the delegate handbook printed floorplan
  • 1 x free delegate pass
  • Free upload of technical white paper on Riviera’s Maritime Knowledge Bank

If you are interested in exhibiting at this event, please contact:

Indrit Kruja, Brand Manager on or call +44 20 8370 7792



Rotterdam 2017
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Liverpool 2019
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Event Series

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Event series

Tugnology and now known as TUGTECHNOLOGY, started in 2007, a two day technical conference that takes place during the intervening years of the biennial ITS Convention.


Check out some of our past events below:


TUGNOLOGY ’19 Liverpool

Held 14-15 May and attracting 405 delegates the event took place in the ACC conference hall beside the River Mersey.


TUGNOLOGY ’17 Rotterdam

Held 23-24 May the vent took place in Rotterdam’s World Trade Centre with 392 delegates from 34 countries.


TUGNOLOGY ’15 London

Held 19-20 May, the event drew 373 delegates from 37 countries.


TUGNOLOGY ’13 London

Held 14-15 May, the event drew in 340 delegates with papers covering areas such as hybrid propulsion, remote monitoring and tug stability.


TUGNOLOGY ’11 Antwerp

Held 17-18 May, the third biennial Tugnology conference took place in Antwerp’s Hilton Hotel and drew 312 delegates from 27 countries.


TUGNOLOGY ’09 Amsterdam
Held 19-21 May and attracted 270 delegates from 29 countries to the Amsterdam Hilton in the Netherlands


TUGNOLOGY ’07 Southampton
The launch event, held 11-12 June at the five star De Vere Grand Harbour Hotel, drawing 183 representatives from the towage industry in 26 countries

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