The ICOMIA Marinas Group, in partnership with METS organizer Amsterdam RAI, kicked off the official launch of the 2014 ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (WMC) at METS on Wednesday afternoon.
The launch – which wrapped up with an exciting indoor fireworks display – was held at the Waterfront Café at METS, adjacent to the Marina and Yard Pavilion.
Irene Dros, Domain Manager METS and Roberto Perrocchio, ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG) welcomed METS visitors to attend the 2014 conference, scheduled to be held in Istanbul, Turkey from June 2 to 4, 2014. Although the full conference lineup is still being finalized, Perrocchio described the tentative schedule as "promising to be best since its first edition in 1993.'
Perrocchio said about 350 international marina industry professionals are expected to attend the three-day conference, which will provide a unique platform for marina owners and managers to network, exchange ideas and do business. He noted that conference registration is now open on the WMC website. Prospective visitors can click here to download a PDF conference brochure.
Perrocchio noted that event organizers continue to line up what is described as a "world class' panel of marina industry speakers, who will shed insight into the latest marina product developments and innovations. Further details will be posted on the event website as they are confirmed.