Australian conference seeks 2013 proposals

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The Marine 13 International Conference and Exhibition, which will be held next April in Australia, is seeking abstracts from marine industry and related government officials worldwide.

Organizers said the summaries should relate to at least one of the themes of the conference: boating business, boat safety and marinas.

Marine 13 is the first Australian integrated marine industry international conference and exhibition. It will be held April 28-30 in Sydney. The call for abstracts is open until the end of July.

Boating Industries Alliance Australia chairman Darren Vaux said in a statement that he believes Marine 13 will become the major rallying point for the marine industries not just in Australia, but also across the Asia-Pacific region.

“It is important this major international event attracts the very best national and international speakers,” Vaux said in a statement. “Already we are attracting keen interest from industry leaders in the U.S.A., Europe and Asia. Within the recreational boating safety stream, for example, we anticipate the presence of a sufficient sample of national leaders to be able to take away from the event the very best in world boating safety education and compliance practices.”

Organizers say abstracts for Marine 13 should be no more than 250 words long. A template for submissions is available at the Marine 13 website.

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