Shows and Events


This roundup of upcoming shows and events includes news from the International Marina Institute, and Seatec and Compotec.

The International Marina Institute, a subsidiary of the Association of Marina Industries, is hosting its Advanced Marina Management program Dec. 5-10 in Fort Lauderdale at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina.

"Fort Lauderdale is the perfect location for this advanced training course," said Kayce Cashill-Florio, IMI training coordinator, in a statement. "Fort Lauderdale is a real hub in our industry, which gives our program a very diverse choice of marinas to visit for our case study field trip. We can go from megayacht facilities hosting only 20 slips up to 250 feet in length to expansive marinas and drystack facilities that are home to over 1,500 slips combined, all in one day."

The AMM course provides training in site planning, marina-development skills, marina-operation techniques, business strategies, risks and liabilities, environmental policies and other topics as final preparation for IMI's Certified Marina Manager, or CMM designation.

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Seatec and Compotec will be held together Feb. 16-18, 2011, in Carrara, Italy.

Seatec is the ninth international exhibition of technology, subcontracting and design for boats, megayachts and ships organized by CarraraFiere. Compotec is the third international fair for composite materials and related technologies, also organized by CarraraFiere.

With the two events staged together, exhibitors will have the chance to show their best products to a wide audience of professionals in the ship and boat industry and in many other industries, including aeronautics, the car industry, the building industry and energy, medicine and sports, organizers said.

The CarraraFiere exhibition center is on the border between Tuscany and Liguria and is easily accessible by all means of transportation, organizers said.


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