World marina conference planned for Turkey

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The World Marinas Conference of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations, scheduled to be held next June, was launched during the 2013 Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam with a Turkish-themed reception at the Marina and Yard Pavilion.

Alpaslan Sirkecioğlu, chairman of the Turkish marine industry association Dentur, which will host the conference, said the topics to be covered include the emerging markets of the Eastern Mediterranean, Black Sea, Middle East, Asia and South America.

Breakout sessions will examine marina management and operational practices, revenue maximization, marina classification and facility design and engineering.

The conference, which will be held in Istanbul June 2-4, is expected to attract more than 400 people.

METS organizers said the 2013 show had record attendance with 20,500 visitors, a 5 percent increase from the 25th anniversary edition the previous year.

“We had just as many exhibitors as at last year’s historic event, more country pavilions than ever and anchored two pavilions, the Construction Material and Marina & Yard,” maritime domain manager Irene Dros said in a statement. “It’s been a record-breaking event that reinforces the reputation of METS as an unmissable exhibition.”

Many exhibitors said they looked forward to the Marina & Yard Pavilion, a new addition this year, in 2014. The Construction Material Pavilion, which was organized this year for the second time, featured Material Xperience On Tour, with more than 125 raw materials.

Brunswick Corp. CEO Dusty McCoy set the tone with a keynote address during the opening breakfast, identifying four areas where he said the boating industry should improve. As a priority, McCoy stressed the need for companies to hold the line on retail pricing.

“We still enjoy the business done here at METS. It’s a great place to meet all of our existing clients, and we intend to continue to participate in the future,” said Xia Jianzhong, general manager of five-time exhibitor Zhejiang Jinrui Hardware Rigging Co.

“Our feeling was that the mood of the industry had lifted and that there was a general sense of modest optimism for 2014,” said Paul Holland of Energy Solutions.

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