The Netherlands: INEC 2014 to Begin in Two Weeks
Sixteen countries will be represented at the 12th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2014) being held Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22 May at the Marine Establishment Amsterdam in the Netherlands.
The three-day conference is organised by The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) in association with the Royal Netherlands Navy.
“We are delighted to be welcoming delegates and speakers from Australia, Austria, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Kuwait, New Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, the Netherlands, UK, and USA” says Commodore John Newell MBE RN, Ministry of Defence and the INEC 2014 Conference Chairman. “We have a superb programme lined up with a rich diversity of topics addressing our overall theme of ‘Innovative solutions to global trends’.
“Navies and the international defence industry rose to the challenge set by INEC 2014 and our Technical Advisory Committee developed a truly inspiring programme. The themes of the technical programme address the topics which most affect the maritime operating environment and require the best that our engineers and industry can provide whilst, of course, remaining within tight financial constraints.
“Vice Admiral Matthieu J M Borsboom, Commander of the Royal Netherlands Navy and Vice Admiral Simon Lister CB OBE, Chief of Materiel (Fleet), Ministry of Defence, UK will get INEC 2014 off to a flying start with keynote addresses on 20 May.
“I am naturally delighted that this year we have a record number of candidates for the Sir Donald Gosling Award for authors aged 35 or under. This aims to encourage involvement and attendance from younger participants from the military, industry and academia. The presentations will be made on the last afternoon of the conference when our Patron, Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng HonFIMarEST will present the prizes.”
There are eleven exhibiting companies at INEC 2014:
1 Babcock International Group
2 BMT Defence Services
3 Imtech Marine
4 L-3 Marine Systems UK Ltd
5 MARIN (Maritime Research Institute Netherlands)
6 Metalock Engineering UK Ltd
9 Thales Nederland B.V.
11 Wärtsilä Corporation.
“They are showing a highly relevant number of topics and areas of expertise, and can be assured of a great deal of interest from delegates during all conference breaks,” says Cdre Newell.
Press Release, May 8, 2014; Image: Metalock Engineering