ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 announces speaker lineup

RAI Amsterdam, in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, has released the speaker lineup for the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held Nov. 17-19, 2016 in Amsterdam. With this year’s theme “Future of marinas in a changing world” in mind, over forty experts will present their views and hope to inspire the delegates. Keynote speaker Adjiedj Bakas will share his vision on the world and future developments.

The conference offers a learning experience for professionals in the marina and nautical tourism fields. Three days of innovation, inspiration, best practices, insider-insights, market solutions and site visits will provide the knowledge and tools to get ahead in the global marina industry.

“The leading light in ensuring successful future developments of marina facilities around the globe, ICOMIA World Marinas Conference is the initiative of the ICOMIA Marina Group’s (IMG) ‘Outreach and Support Programme.’ This year, our dedicated ‘Contents Committee,’ consisting of key members from IMG, HISWA and RAI Amsterdam, has focused on securing a host of innovative expert speakers from across the globe. They will lead delegates in dialogue and debate – hoping to spark real conversation and generate new ideas on topics and themes relevant to the international marina industry,” said ICOMIA President Jouko Huju.

The ninth edition of ICOMIA World Marinas Conference will feature more than 40 speakers from in and outside the industry, representing organizations from all over the world. Speakers include Gary Groenewold (Westrec Marinas), Elio Ciralli (Envitek), Carol Fulford (Marina World) and Kenny Jones (IGY Marinas).

The topics of the plenary sessions will be the state of the global marina industry, new opportunities in emerging markets different approaches to marina management and uniting public and private sector. Breakout sessions will provide delegates with the opportunity to learn about and discuss new ideas in marina development, innovative solutions in marina operations, marketing and customer care, the diversity of regulations and legislation related to marinas and boating, financing and environmental legislation.

On Friday, Nov. 18, there will be a special matchmaking event for ongoing business success. Registration for this event will be available mid-September. See www.world-marinas-conference.com for more detailed program information.

Day one will end with a Welcoming Dinner at the Harbour Club, a unique location in Amsterdam, to network and celebrate. On Saturday, Nov. 19, the marina tour will visit some of the best Dutch state of the art marinas in the Northern part of Holland, including Marina Volendam, Marina Enkhuizen and Marina Muiderzand. A specially designed partner program includes, among other things, a canal boat tour through Amsterdam, a visit to the international renowned diamond factory Gassan Diamonds and a visit to the Rijksmuseum.

ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2016 is a business-to-business event for all marina owners, operators and developers. Registering before Aug.1 will give attendees an early bird discount. Register today at www.world-marinas-conference.com.

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