Less than a month to IMCA's Annual SeminarOrganisations and Associations // October 1, 2015
Following the success of the International Marine Contractors Association (IMCA) Annual Seminar in London in 2014, the 19th IMCA Annual Seminar with its topical theme: ‘A health check for the marine contracting industry’, will be held at the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on 27-28 October 2015.
With just under a month to go, 260 delegates are already registered from 29 countries to take part in the two-day event that provides the perfect forum to gain access to knowledge and information of relevance to the maintenance, and health of the marine, diving and offshore industry.
Speakers will be tackling topics such as: the challenge of adding value not cost; the latest operational and technological advances – in the fields of marine, diving, ROV and offshore survey; and discuss the need to get back to basics to operate safely and efficiently in difficult economic times.
The full programme is available online, and registration is open at www.imca-int.com/events/annual-seminar-2015.
This year’s seminar will have the added bonus of enabling members, and non-members, to meet the two men with their hands newly on the IMCA ‘tiller’ – Allen Leatt, the association’s new Chief Executive and new Technical Director, Richard Benzie. Both are looking forward to the opportunity of meeting those taking part in the Annual Seminar as delegates, speakers and exhibitors within weeks of taking up their posts.
As has become traditional the seminar combines plenary sessions; technical presentations in three parallel sessions; workshops on technical issues and, very importantly, networking opportunities both during the day within the exhibition hall, and in the evenings. There will be a welcome reception the night before the event opens, an Arabian Nights Desert Safari at the end of the first day of the event; and a closing night beach BBQ.
This year’s seminar has a strong list of endorsing organisations – ADCI, CDSA (China Diving & Salvage Contractors Association), The Hydrographic Society; IADC, the Dynamic Positioning Committee, The Nautical Institute, The Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP); and 28 exhibiting companies.