Organizers of the inaugural Future of Yacht Recycling Conference, which was staged by Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia on the day before the 2015 Marine Equipment Trade Show in Amsterdam, are planning a second conference this November.
Focusing on how the marine industry can deal with its past and adapt to its future, the conference will be held at the RAI Amsterdam Elicium Congress Centre on Nov. 14. The 2016 METS show will follow from Nov. 15-17.
The yacht-recycling conference will revisit the dismantling and responsible recycling of leisure craft while debating whether the boating industry can effectively embrace the “circular economy” and how it can interact with the need for ocean and waterway conservation.
“The last Yacht Recycling Conference was very well attended and kick-started fruitful discussions about how to deal with end-of-life boats,” Peter Franklin, speaking on behalf of the joint organizers, said in a statement. “The conference brought together many businesses and organizations with a professional interest in the subject and its environmental implications.”