ICOMIA To Again Host Technology Workshop at METS

ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) has announced it will once again host the popular Workshop on New Technologies METS Trade Show on November 16.

Last year’s workshop proved a major success, with a record-breaking number of registrations for the limited seats.

The Workshop on New Technologies is tailored for boatbuilders operating internationally, as well as those who self-certify their boats for domestic markets. The workshop provides priceless information regarding standard applications and reflects the state-of-the-art in boat manufacturing. This year’s special highlights include naval architect Gerard Dykstra presenting his vision of “Future Boat Design” and the Brazilian marine industry association’s Jorge Nasseh speaking about boatbuilding regulations and standards in Brazil.
Other scheduled presentations include: Fuel Cells in Marine Applications, led by Tom Chicken, Fuel Cell Systems;  Quiet Boats – Sound Quality in Cabins, with Hannu Nykanen, VTT; A Simplified Approach to Scantlings Calculation, with Robin Loscombe, Southampton Solent University; an Industry Approach to Avoid Electromagnetic Compatibility Testing, by Udo Kleinitz, ICOMIA and John Adey, ABYC; and  Structural Design of Details in FRP-stiffeners, by Markku Hentinen, VTT.

“This is the absolute best speakers we could have hoped for, says ICOMIA’s Technical Manager Udo Kleinitz about this year’s line-up.
“I’m happy to say that we have improved Workshop on New Technologies beyond all expectations with our 2011 outline agenda.”

The workshop is co-organized with European Boatbuilder Magazine and will be held on Wednesday 16 November, from 1:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Attendance is free, but early registration is strongly recommended as seating is limited. Click here for further information, including a link to register.