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Amsterdam sustainability conference names speakers

The lineup was announced for the Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference, which is set for Nov. 14 at RAI Amsterdam.

The lineup was announced for the Sustainability in the Marine Industry Conference, which is set for Nov. 14 at RAI Amsterdam on the day before the 2016 METS Trade show opens its doors.

The conference will be chaired by Udo Kleinitz, secretary general of ICOMIA, and the key speakers will include Willem Dekker, president of the European Boating Association, and Mirna Cieniewicz, secretary general of European Boating Industry.

The sustainability conference is a direct follow-up to last year’s Future of Yacht Recycling conference, which also was held on the first day of METS Trade week.

It is being jointly organized by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia, hosted by METS Trade and technically supported by the International Council of Marine Industry Associations.

“This second conference is assured of an impressive lineup of acknowledged marine industry experts, together with a broad-based international audience,” YachtMedia’s Peter Franklin said in a statement.

“We already have speakers and panelists booked from organizations which are leading the way in promoting and developing the concepts of ocean conservation and the circular economy within the leisure marine sector. Our industry ultimately relies on the health and biodiversity of our seas and waterways, and the unifying message of the conference will be that cleaner seas and more sustainable products support growth.”

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