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ICOMIA World Marinas Conference returns this month

Organizers said the conference and the events being held in parallel are proving popular.

The ninth edition of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, organized by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the ICOMIA Marinas Group and HISWA Holland Marine Industry Association, will be held Nov. 17-19 in Amsterdam.

Organizers said the conference and the events being held in parallel are proving popular. The associated Marina & Yard Pavilion at the METS Trade Show is sold out.

The worldwide marina industry is gearing up for the marinas conference. In addition to several hundred delegates expected at the conference, many people have expressed interest in the matchmaking event planned for the morning of Nov. 18 and the marina tour on Nov. 19, organizers said.

“This underlines the need in the industry for one-to-one contacts, which enable people to learn from each other and exchange experiences,” RAI Amsterdam maritime domain manager Irene Dros said in a statement.

The matchmaking event will consist of prearranged face-to-face meetings lasting 30 minutes each and bringing together commercial partners, suppliers and customers from a pool of the most influential representatives in the industry.

Organizers said the tour, which covers some of the finest marinas in the northern Netherlands, including Volendam, Enkhuizen and Muiderzand, is almost sold out.

The theme of this year’s marinas conference is “Future of Marinas in a Changing World.”

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