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Amsterdam sustainability conference adds speaker

Susie Tomson of the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup team will speak at the Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference.

ICOMIA said Susie Tomson of the Land Rover BAR America’s Cup team will speak at the Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference in November.

The conference will be held Nov. 14 in Amsterdam on the eve of the Marine Equipment Trade Show, which is now called METS Trade.

Jointly organized by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia, the conference is powered by METS Trade and technically supported by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations. It follows last year’s sold-out Future of Yacht Recycling Conference.

Currently sustainability manager at Land Rover BAR, Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup team, Tomson has been an associate member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment since 2008 and has a doctorate in integrated coastal management from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.

ICOMIA said Tomson established Earth to Ocean Ltd. in 2009, delivering sustainability advice to major events, high-performance teams and the construction sector. Her experience covers the Ryder Cup and Golf’s European Tour, the London 2012 Olympics and the earlier British America’s Cup Challenge TeamOrigin.

ICOMIA said Ainslie and his team are investing in making all of their operations, including the recycling of their racing yachts, as environmentally sustainable as possible.

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