Registration is now open for the 2018 International Council of Marine Industry Associations World Marinas Conference, which will take place Oct. 25-27 at the Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.
The three-day event provides attendees a comprehensive look at the latest in marina product development and technology from around the globe, and will feature more than 40 speakers, an Acropolis museum tour for delegates and partners, a welcome dinner, and marina tour in Athens.
IWMC 2018 is presented by ICOMIA, organized by the ICOMIA Marinas Group and Hazlis & Rivas Communications Ltd, and hosted by the Greek Marinas Association.
More than 400 delegates are expected to take part in the three-day event to interact and openly debate with leading representatives from business, academia and politics, from Greece and abroad.
The event is specially designed for marina owners, operators, developers, consultants, equipment manufacturers and service providers who like to stay on top of the developments in the industry.
Delegates will also hear detailed reviews on the marina markets of the world, with an emphasis on America, Asia, Australia, the Mediterranean, MENA and Russian markets, as well as a special focus on Greece – which is fast-becoming a destination of choice for millennial boaters.
Experts from the country’s marina sector will showcase current major waterfront and marina projects and discuss the Greek concession model in marinas.
There will also be speakers presenting their expertise on electric boat propulsion, solar piers, floating houses and floating infrastructures.
Delegates will learn about security issues at ports and marinas, oil pollution crisis management and marina marketing best practices. Other program topics include the international growth of superyacht charter as well as managing change in boating and ownership.
In addition, ICOMIA will present its latest policy papers, introduce its environment guide and explore global issues affecting marinas – such as new international guidelines for marina design and ISO regulations for ports.