PROGRAMME SNEAK PEEK FOR ICOMIA WORLD MARINAS CONFERENCE 2023 IN PORTUGAL

PROGRAMME SNEAK PEEK FOR ICOMIA WORLD MARINAS CONFERENCE 2023 IN PORTUGAL

Early Bird Offer running until the end of January

11th January 2023: ICOMIA World Marinas Conference taking place in Algarve, Portugal on the 9 -11 October will bring together leading marina and club operators, owners, and vendors along with related government agency representatives to discuss some of the big issues and opportunities through presentations and interactive sessions.

Under the theme of “Big Challenges, Big Opportunities, Big Decisions” the opening keynote will be delivered by Bill Yeargin, CEO at Correct Craft. Correct Craft is one of the marine industry’s largest companies with numerous brands and distribution into nearly seventy countries. Bill will share his view of the industry and how we can prepare for future success.

Moderated by Shirley Robinson, British Sailor and Double Olympic Gold Medallist, the programme will focus on topics such as:

•             Developing sustainable solutions for the future (weather changes, sea level rise, invasive species, water shortage, natural sanctuaries, energy, marine protected areas)

•             Marina fast forward (future of technology, equipment, marina services and consumer behaviour)

•             Operational challenges and mitigations (risk of fire, pandemic, environmental disasters, maintenance, staff shortage, siltation)

•             Finding your niche in the marina world

•             Smart marinas initiatives

•             Advanced communication, marketing for marinas, changing consumer trends

•             Alternative ways of financing marinas

During the second day of the conference, attendees will take part in a marina tour around some of the most prestigious marinas in the Algarve region – Marina Vilamoura, Albufeira and Lagos Marinas followed by a Gala Dinner and World Marina Awards ceremony.

ICOMIA World Marinas Conference presents an unmissable opportunity to network with leading industry professionals, as well as provide actionable intelligence on the most pressing topics in the marina sector. Register your place at www.worldmarinasconference.com.

Thank you to the confirmed sponsors:

Vilamoura World- Conference Lead Sponsor and Gala Dinner Sponsor

Vilamoura World is the master developer of Vilamoura and the owner of Vilamoura Marina. This prominent conference brings together crème de la crème of global experts in the marina business to learn, share knowledge and network.

Vilamoura Marina, located right at the heart of the Algarve region, is one of the most internationally praised Portuguese marinas, and an epitome of all that the country is known for: hospitality of people, the highest level of quality, effortless lifestyle, stunning natural views, and cultural heritage.

D-Marin – Conference Main Sponsor

D-Marin – the selection of premium marinas has 16 locations across the Mediterranean and UAE, managing almost 10,000 berths. It aims to raise the standards of exclusivity, innovation, and sustainable business growth and is dedicated to providing enriched yachting experiences by delivering innovative Smart Marina solutions, outstanding standards of quality, and the highest level of customer service.

Correct Craft – Conference Sponsor

Since 1925, Correct Craft has operated as the world’s leader in tournament inboard, freshwater fish and utility and recreational boats, as well as marine propulsion and watersports parks. By leveraging expertise and passion, Correct Craft has grown into an industry-driving organization that is focused on people, performance, and philanthropy. Correct Craft remains dedicated to growing its brands and producing premium products that bring enjoyment to families around the world.

Galp - Conference Sponsors

A Galp is an international player in the energy and mobility sectors, focused on developing sustainable solutions to improve people’s lives. Galp has set ambitious decarbonization goals and is committed to reducing the CO2 intensity of its operations by 40% by the end of this decade, and to being carbon neutral by 2050. Thus, Galp is actively reshaping its energy portfolio and intends to lead the industry by allocating half of its capital investment to new energy solutions.

LINDLEY MARINAS – Marina Tour Sponsor

LINDLEY MARINAS is part of GRUPO LINDLEY, established in 1930, comprising the following companies:

•             LINDLEY MARINAS - specialized in marinas, leisure ports and fishing docks

•             ALMARIN - specialised in marine aids to navigation

•             ALMOVI- specialised in cargo handling equipment for marine and industrial applications

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