Invitation to tender for ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2025


Amongst our Marine Industry Association membership and the ICOMIA Marinas Group, we are inviting you to tender for the hosting of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2025.The leading light in ensuring successful future developments of marina facilities around the globe, the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference (IWMC) is the key initiative of the ICOMIA Marina Group’s Outreach & Support Programme.Held bi-annually, IWMC is aimed at marina owners, operators, developers, consultants, service providers, Government officials, equipment manufacturers, nautical tourism promoters, and port and harbour operators and draws audiences of over 350 delegates and speakers from around the globe. The conferences are highly informative and relevant to global market trends, whilst the extensive networking opportunities are invaluable for ongoing business success, and the vast array of exhibits offers insight into the very latest in marina product development and technology.In keeping with its global perspective, IWMC has been presented in the following cities:1993 Amsterdam (The Netherlands)1996 Genoa (Italy)1999 Fort Lauderdale (USA)2002 Sydney (Australia)2005 San Diego (USA)2008 Ostend (Belgium)2011 Singapore (Singapore)2014 Istanbul (Turkey)2016 Amsterdam (The Netherlands)2018 Athens (Greece)2021 Dubai (UAE)Upcoming – 2023 Algarve (Portugal)Tender RequirementsParties interested in hosting IWMC should contact the ICOMIA Secretary General for a copy of the conference MOU setting the relationship between the appointed conference host and ICOMIA as the owner of IWMC. The contract is due to be signed on successful confirmation as conference host. The following process will be applied to appoint the new IWMC host: – 1st May 2023 – application for tender bids closes. Tenders are to be sent to the ICOMIA Secretariat who will circulate all submissions on the IMG intranet. – ICOMIA Congress 2023 – The ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG) meeting where tendering parties will be allowed to present their bid. IMG will then make a recommendation to the ICOMIA Executive Committee. – The confirmation as IWMC host is subject to the signed agreement between ICOMIA and the appointed host no later than 28 days following the announcement of the successful bidder.Tender bids should be submitted in PowerPoint format, limited to 10 slides. Applying hosts will be asked to pitch their bid during a 10-minute slot at the Congress 2023 IMG meeting. Proposals should include the following information:Information about the applying organisation (name, city and country)Proposed venue and date of eventInitial budget including sponsorship and delegate feesDetail on global and local marketing efforts in promoting WMCA strategy to ensure a broad local and international audience is present, consisting of authorities, marina operators and suppliersIf applicable, the proposed conference organiserOutline of support from local, regional and international organisations. These could be associations, authorities, media and providers of accommodationThe deadline for applications is 01 May 2023 – please email the tender bid to Trudie Bloomfield at