MELBOURNE, Australia — Organizers of the International Marinas Conference and Exhibition, known as Marinas 2011, say that with six weeks to go, they are confident participation will exceed that of the last event held in 2009.
“We are getting a strong response from industry and government with registrations ahead of that achieved leading into Marinas 2009,” Committee Chairman Mike Harvey said in a release. “What is particularly pleasing is the breadth of participation with all states, New Zealand and SE Asian countries represented. The Committee has worked hard to create a program that balances big picture topics with operational matters and industry is responding well to the program mix.”
The event is being held in Melbourne on June 20-22.
Harvey said he is pleased with the number of marina types that will be represented.
“As well as attracting delegates from the larger marinas we are seeing good numbers from smaller family run marinas that consider participation in Marinas 2011 as an essential investment in the future of their business,” he said. “Delegate numbers from club marinas are also up. The event will provide excellent networking opportunities for all these types of businesses.”