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Metstrade adds roundtable session on boat construction and recycling

The Construction in Process Stage at the upcoming Metstrade show in Amsterdam will include a new roundtable session on boat-construction and recycling techniques.

The event, set for the second day of the show, which runs Nov. 14-16 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Center, will feature a lineup of speakers and participants from a wide range of countries and disciplines. The Construction in Process Stage debuted last year.

Throughout the three days of the event the demonstration area will offer live presentations on how materials showcased in the Construction Material Pavilion are produced. The new roundtable discussion on Nov. 15 will feature the best of the construction material industry.

Organized in cooperation with Simonetta Pegorari, a communications and marketing specialist in composite materials, the event will focus on the highly topical subject of new materials and construction techniques for boats and yachts and the end of life of fiber-reinforced plastic materials.

The roundtable will provide a forum for the exchange of knowledge and ideas between technicians and yacht designers. The public also will be given the chance to interact with the speakers and gain a greater understanding of the latest environmental, technical and regulatory issues.

The moderator will be Enrico Della Valentina, senior project manager of ships and team leader, yachts, at Marin.

Speakers include SA Yacht designer Sergio Abrami; Giovanni Belgrano, Pure Design & Engineering; Giuseppe Coccia of Studio Coccia; Valerio Corniani of DIAB; Filippo Cucinotta of Messina University; Res Nova Die scientific committee member Antimo Di Martino; Paolo Manganelli of Gurit; Sebastiano Morasutti of Trimarine; Daniele Meroni of Sika Italia; and Geoff Stock of NTPT.



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