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The much anticipated ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, to be held during 25-27 October 2018 in Athens, Greece, promises to deliver an innovative programme of topics, speakers and events under the theme: “Cross Sea Challenge for Marinas – Setting the Scene for Collective Development and Growth”.
Presented by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), organised by the ICOMIA Marinas Group and hosted by the Greek Marinas Association, IWMC 2018 is expected to draw over 300 delegates to the three-day event, consisting of two conference days and day touring the best marinas Athens has to offer.
Delegates will 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 the destination of choice for the coveted millennial boater looking for an adventure laced in mythical tales and told through ancient, sun-bleached ruins and dazzling blue seas. Experts from the county’s marina sector will showcase current major waterfront and marina projects and explain 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. Plus, delegates will learn about security issues at ports and marinas, oil pollution crisis management and marina marketing. Other hot topics in the programme 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.
IWMC 2018 is presented by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), organised by the ICOMIA Marinas Group and hosted by the Greek Marinas Association.