ICOMIA Boating Industry Conference 2024 programme confirmed

Singapore Yachting Festival, back again in 2024 © SG Marine Guide

ICOMIA and the Singapore Boating Industry Association have confirmed the programme for the ICOMIA Boating Industry Conference 2024, which takes place in Singapore from 23-24 April 2024.

The programme for the ICOMIA Boating Industry Conference 2024 sees two days of industry-specific talks, presentations and round-table discussions planned to take place at ONE°15 Marina at Sentosa Cove in Singapore, in conjunction with the two-day Singapore Yachting Festival 2024.

Day one opens with a welcome from ICOMIA CEO Joe Lynch and ICOMIA President Darren Vaux, setting the agenda for the days’ topics around industry decarbonisation and sustainability. Vaux will then go on to present the conference keynote address on ICOMIA’s landmark research Pathways into Propulsion Decarbonisation in the Recreational Marine Industry.

The first day continues with several presentations on sustainability, with Yamaha Motor Corporation closing off the morning session with a presentation on sustainable propulsion systems. The afternoon session will include a presentation on ISO standards in marina management and operations, closing with a panel discussion on ocean stewardship and clean boating.

The agenda for day two is geared towards moderated discussions on the business of boating. The day starts with a discussion of the many benefits of being on the water and how the industry can make it easier for people to get involved through new and existing concepts such as chartering, boat rentals and shared ownership schemes.

Following this, the conversation moves towards the economic value of boating and then on to advocacy in Asia and the challenges the industry faces to ensure boating is on the agenda when policies and regulations are being shaped and ultimately decided.

The conference concludes with an industry round table on collaborative engagement in Asia, where the key ideas raised during the conference will be discussed.

ICOMIA CEO Joe Lynch says: “We have worked hard to curate a unique conference programme that will appeal to everyone in our industry. ICOMIA is proud to offer a conference designed to stimulate discussions and actions that will ensure the collective success of everyone involved in boating.

“Sustainability is a key theme, and to be confident in the future, we need to be operating safely, environmentally responsibly and successfully as an industry. This conference will deliver against these three themes, and we look forward to seeing you there.”

The full programme is now available online, and conference passes are available on the Singapore Yachting Festival website. Early bird rates end 31 March 2024.

Main image courtesy of SG Marine Guide.

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