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The inaugural ICOMIA Boating Industry Conference takes place at Singapore Yachting Festival 2024

In the bustling maritime hub of Singapore, the stage is set for a groundbreaking event poised to reshape the future of the boating industry.

The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) is proud to present the inaugural ICOMIA Boating Industry Conference, scheduled to take place on April 23 and 24, 2024, alongside the prestigious Singapore Yachting Festival. Set against the stunning backdrop of the award-winning ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore, this conference marks a pivotal moment in the industry's journey towards sustainability and decarbonisation.

At the heart of the conference lies a commitment to fostering sustainable business practices and driving effective decarbonisation initiatives within the recreational marine sector. With a carefully curated programme featuring insightful presentations and lively panel discussions, attendees can expect to explore cutting-edge research, advancements in propulsion systems, and strategies tailored to address the unique challenges facing Asia's evolving markets.

Leading the charge is ICOMIA President Darren Vaux, whose keynote address will unveil groundbreaking research on propulsion decarbonisation pathways. Alongside him, ICOMIA CEO Joe Lynch will champion industry engagement across vital markets in Singapore and Southeast Asia. The conference will also feature Bingrong Ng from the Maritime Port Authority, offering insights into Singapore's forward-thinking decarbonisation initiatives.

The conference agenda spans a diverse range of topics, from practical applications of ISO standards in marina management to the multi-faceted approach required to achieve sustainability goals. Discussions will delve into green mobility trends, ocean stewardship, and the economic impact of the boating industry on national economies and local communities. Of particular note is the emphasis on collaboration and advocacy, with panel discussions focused on fostering industry-wide cooperation and advocating for policy changes conducive to sustainable growth. The conference will culminate in a roundtable on collaborative engagement, highlighting the importance of networking across borders and industry sectors.

Arthur Tay, Chairman & CEO of SUTL Group, lauded the collaboration with ICOMIA, emphasising the shared commitment to decarbonisation and environmental conservation. As host of the conference, ONE°15 Marina echoes this sentiment, proud to support sustainable practices and innovation within the boating industry. Beyond the enriching discussions of the conference, the Singapore Yachting Festival promises a captivating showcase of luxury and innovation. With over 100 marine brands participating, including esteemed newcomers and hybrid-capable vessels, the festival underscores the industry's dedication to pushing boundaries and embracing sustainability.

As the boating industry charts a course towards a greener future, the ICOMIA Boating Industry Conference stands as a beacon of hope, uniting industry leaders, policymakers, and experts in a shared vision of sustainable growth and innovation. For those eager to be part of this transformative journey, registration details are available on the official conference website.


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