International marina event takes place in Berlin

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YP Loke, Sarah Anghel, and Andrea Razeto will head ICOMIA and vice presidents and president, respectively.

YP Loke, Sarah Anghel, and Andrea Razeto will head ICOMIA and vice presidents and president, respectively.

The International Marine Certificate Institute hosted the International Council of Marine Industry Associations /International Federation of Boat Show Organizers Congress in Berlin, Germany, June 5-8.

Marine Industry Associations from across the world attended the ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress to network, share expertise and attend committee meetings.

On the final day the ICOMIA Committees were elected, including the executive committee and ICOMIA president, and we welcomed three new ICOMIA members.

The three-day Congress was hosted by IMCI, a group that provides certifications for boats, components, marinas and marine companies in coordination with the ABYC Component Certification Program.

“IMCI is delighted to have hosted this year’s ICOMIA/IFSBO Congress in Berlin,” said IMCI chair Jürgen Tracht in a statement. “We are deeply grateful that these two organizations accepted our offer and decided to select the capital of Germany as the meeting place for such an important event.”

At the ICOMIA Annual General Meeting, a number of ICOMIA positions were voted on, notably a new composition of the ICOMIA executive committee, with Andrea Razeto from UCINA (Italy) as ICOMIA president.

National Marine Manufacturers Association Canada president Sara Anghel and YP Loke (SBIA) were elected as vice presidents. The Marinas Group, Technical Committee and Environment Committee also appointed new chairs.

“It is a great honor for me to take on this role at this particular moment, with the growth of the marine leisure in an increasing number of markets,” said Razeto. “I wish to thank Dr. Jouko Huju for all his work for ICOMIA during his years of service.”

The executive committee also confirmed Hong Kong Boating Industry Association as a new full ICOMIA member and Croatian Marinas Association and Wrede Consulting as sustaining members.

Next year’s ICOMIA Congress will be held June 5-7 in Croatia and will be hosted by ICOMIA’s member, Croatian Boating Industry Association. 

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