RIMTA to host inaugural southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference

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The Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host its first environmental conference for the region’s marine trades on April 9.

The Southern New England Marine Industry Environmental Conference will focus on practical approaches while providing a forward-looking vision on environmental issues for marine businesses in the region.

The day-long event will include keynote presentations and break-out sessions with experts on critical topics such as making marina operations greener and more resilient, navigating regulatory issues, the lifecycle and waste management of materials used in marine products and recreational boating, and marketing sustainable practices to consumer.

The conference will take place from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the University of Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay campus.