Recycling Conference speakers confirmed

Speaker and panellists at the conference will present their experiences and lead debates on the subject of End-of-Life Boats (ELBs) Speaker and panellists at the conference will present their experiences and lead debates on the subject of End-of-Life Boats (ELBs)

CONFERENCE: Carla Demaria, president of Monte Carlo Yachts, and Mirna Cieniewicz, secretary general of the Brussels-based European Boating Industry are confirmed speakers at this year’s Future of Yacht Recycling Conference.

Taking place at RAI Amsterdam on Monday 16 November, speakers and panellists at the conference will present their experiences and lead debates on the subject of End-of-Life Boats (ELBs) and how their growing numbers can be practically dealt with in the coming years.

The event is fully sponsored by METSTRADE and supported by ICOMIA, which has provided the chairman for the day in the shape of its secretary general Udo Kleinitz.

Carla Demaria, who is also president of the Board of the Italian nautical industry association UCINA, will deliver the keynote address, setting out her views on why the global yachting industry has to seriously engage in the process of dismantling and responsibly recycling the boats of yesterday in order to make way for the boats of tomorrow.

Mirna Cieniewicz, secretary general of the Brussels-based European Boating Industry will present an overview of the Boat DIGEST project. This collaboration between several EU-based partners has been designed to create a working platform that facilitates the safe and environmentally responsible dismantling of boats which have reached the end of their working life.

A number of other confirmed speakers will bring a varied and insightful contribution to the interactive panel discussions, which will be structured to deliver details on practical and relevant solutions to the challenges presented by End-of Life Boats, now and in the future.

With an eye on the future, accepting that yachts will have to be built with more sustainable and recyclable materials than they have been historically, there will also be an exclusive chance for conference delegates to have a 'sneak peek' at the Materials Xperience display. This has been specially arranged with the METSTRADE show organisers, allowing entrance to the presentation on the day before the show officially opens.

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