FOLLOW UP CONFERENCE TO:
It’s time for a re-think...
At its heart, the recreational marine industry relies on the cleanliness and
biodiversity of our seas and waterways.
The Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference will focus on Ocean
Conservation and the Circular Economy.
We pose the question: “How can adopting a Circular Economy framework
make sound business / financial sense - as well as improve the prospects for
future environmental sustainability in the recreational marine industry?”
“A line up of acknowledged marine industry experts as speakers
and panelists, together with a broad based
international audience is assured”
Peter Franklin, YachtMedia
What: Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference 2016Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference 2016
When: Monday 14 November 2016 . 10.00 – 19.15Monday 14 November 2016 . 10.00 – 19.15
Where: RAI Amsterdam, The NetherlandsRAI Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In conjunction with:
Technical support by:
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Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference 2016Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference 2016
* Update from 2015 Yacht Recycling conference.
* Future legislation and government/local authority engagement.
* Addressing the challenge of composite recycling.
* Dismantling/recycling facilities.
* Acceptance of responsibility for disposal.
Life Cycle Assessment:
* What does LCA really mean for the marine industry?
* Example of the full LCA on a typical family size boat from cradle to grave.
Including cost of raw materials, manufacturing, energy input, energy consumption,
emission of greenhouse gases and dismantling/recycling at EOL.
* Example of the full LCA as above on a typical family car. (ISO 14040 standards as used by
* How can the LCA principle be employed to drive down costs for boat builders as it has in
The Circular Economy:
* What does it really mean, and how could/should it relate to the Marine Industry?
* How are other industries (aerospace/automotive/consumer goods manufacturing)
accepting and adapting to the CE Concept?
* Practical examples of pioneers in our industry who are embracing and moving towards
the CE Concept.
Designing and constructing boats for easier dismantling and more environmentally
responsible recycling in future:
* The naval architects/designers viewpoint. Practical examples of how design
principles are changing (or not) to meet this requirement.
* The boat builder’s viewpoint.
* Developments in sustainable materials. What is actually out there now, or possibly
coming in the future, which can genuinely meet the demands of marine use, and still be
100% recyclable or biodegradable at an acceptable cost level?
* What can we learn from other industries that may already be moving more positively in
Delegates VIP tour of the 2016 Materials Xperience Display:
* An exclusive look at a large range of the latest innovative construction and
manufacturing materials. Presented by Materia, a global network organisation
that connects naval architects, designers and boat manufacturers with materials.
YachtMedia writes for a number of international yachting publications, and produces publicity
materials for selected clients.The partnership also acts as media consultants to London based Quaynote
Communications, assisting them with organising conferences on specialist maritime subjects, and
supporting events for professionals in the the yachting industry.
Quaynote Communications: www.quaynote.com
Quaynote Communications is a specialist conference and communications company focused
primarily on the maritime, yachting, aviation and security industries. Since the company’s inception in 2005,
Quaynote has built a successful track record of producing conferences around the world including in the
U.K., Europe, Middle East, U.S. and Asia, with our highly targeted events providing the ideal platform for
networking and debate.
METSTRADE: Marine Equipment Trade Show | www.metstrade.com
The METSTRADE show is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and systems for the
international marine leisure industry. It provides everything there is to know about building and keeping a
boat. Year after year the METSTRADE show proves itself as the annual one-stop platform for the entire marine
ICOMIA: International Council of Marine Industry Association | www.icomia.org
ICOMIA brings together national boating federations in one global organisation and represents them at an
international level, presenting a strong and united voice when dealing with issues challenging the industry.
No less than 35 national federations across the world are full members of ICOMIA today, and include the vast
majority of the industrialised countries from North America across to Japan and China and from Finland to
* and some of our prominent
speakers / panelists...
* Udo Klienitz (Conference Chairman) - Secretary General, ICOMIA.
* Geert Dijks - Managing Director, HISWA, Netherlands Marine Industry.
* Willem Dekker - President, EBA, European Boating Association.
* Els Zijlstra - Creative Director, Materia Group. (Netherlands)
* Patrick Hemp - Technical Manager , ICOMIA.
* Mirna Cieniewicz - Secretary General, EBI, European Boating Industry.
* Brian Clark - Head of External Relations, British Marine.
* Per Hökfelt - Sustainability Director, Diab Group. (Sweden)
* Tyler Seebach - Vice President, Sales, CMP Marine Division. (Canada)
* Albert Willemsen - Environmental Consultant, ICOMIA.
In just five years, BLUE has helped create some of the
world’s largest marine reserves in Chagos in the Indian
Ocean, around Pitcairn in the Pacific and more
recently,around Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean.
Back home in UK waters, BLUE has created a
successful new model of sustainable fishing in Lyme
Bay on the south coast of England, demonstrating how
livelihoods and ocean conservation work hand in hand -
a blueprint with the potential to be replicated around the
coast of Britain and beyond. BLUE has now set its
sights on restoring the native oyster to the Solent.
We are proud to call BLUE our Supporting Sponsor...
As BLUE’s executive director, Charles Clover says, ‘We
can do it here, we can do it now.’ And that’s exactly
what the Blue Marine Foundation has been doing over
the last five years; solving one of the world’s biggest
environmental problems by creating vast marine
reserves. Those who draw enjoyment from the oceans
have a remarkable opportunity to be at the vanguard of
the battle to protect these environments for future
At the Sustainability in the Marine Industry
conference, the perfect launch pad for a follow
up event with an expanded OceanOcean
Conservation+ Circular Economy theme.Conservation+ Circular Economy theme.
Peter Franklin of YachtMedia said, “The feedback
we received from delegates and participants after
The Future of Yacht Recycling indicated they
would very much welcome the opportunity to
review the key topics again in 12-months’ time, in
order to monitor progress, cross-fertilise latest
ideas, and to plot where the boating industry
stands with regard to any forthcoming regulatory
Organised in conjunction with METSTRADE and
with technical support from ICOMIA, the
Conference commences with registration and a
talk-shop at 09.30,where visitors arriving early
will be able to have a coffee, chat to various
experts about the subject matters and share
experiences with like minded colleagues. The
Conference itself begins at 11.00,allowing plenty
of time to travel to Amsterdam that morning -
without the risk of missing any of the day’s
To discuss the possibility of joining the
Sustainability in the Marine Industry
conference as a delegate, speaker or
sponsor please contact:
Peter Franklin, YachtMedia +31 652 394 689
Alison Singhal, Quaynote Communications
+44 (0) 203 560 8154
For more information on the
conference programme, and/or to
register online please visit:
* and book your place...