Addressing Burning Issues in a Changing World
A series of one day NEXT GENERATION Workshops are being held 'back to back' at the Grand Harbour hotel and conference venue in Southampton UK on 24 25 26 October 2017.
The programme combines a group of dynamic presenters with panel discussions. Opening sessions for each NEXT GEN Workshop feature expertise from heads of UK Border Force, Ministry of Defence, RNLI Design and Engineering.
Workshop Lead, John Haynes, said, 'In recent years less people are expected to do more work and time is becoming scarce for everyone in the marine industry. Our focused one day Workshops are designed to deliver fast moving and highly relevant sessions. The feedback from recent NEXT GEN Workshops has highlighted hot topics for further discussion. In recent weeks I have personally asked a number of organisations what are their most current burning issues. These suggestions from key personnel have been used to develop the October Workshop programme.'
The fast moving Workshop style programme brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the sub IMO / sub 24 metre maritime sector worldwide and highlight potential solutions. The unique knowledge gained from NEXT GEN presentations and panel discussions will help to shape decisions that lead to improvements for in-service equipment and procurement of next generation vessels and systems that fit the changing requirements of modern fleets in a changing world.
Day One, Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop, focuses on 'shock mitigation by all means' for professional and military organisations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, service providers and standards organisations.
Day Two, RIBs and High Speed Craft Workshop, focuses on topics relevant to workboats, pilot boats, patrol boats, search & rescue, survey vessels, charter craft, superyacht tenders and unmanned surface vessels.
Day Three, Systems Safety and Equipment Workshop, focuses on integration of relevant systems & equipment into the maritime workplace, effective safety, plus innovative systems for communications and situational awareness.
Recent NEXT GEN Workshop feeedback sums up the objectives, ‘Whilst I was there I was bombarded with new and interesting ideas, facts and outlooks. Your infectious enthusiasm for these subjects is clearly rubbing off on all those who were present!’
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