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MARINAS INTO THE FUTURE Benefit from exciting line-up of world class marina industry speakers • Gain insight into the latest marina product developments and innovations • Network with other marina professionals from both east and west • Enjoy visiting Istanbul - where two continents meet – and experience this scenic city •


JOIN THE 8TH ICOMIA WORLD MARINAS CONFERENCE IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY From 2-3-4 June 2014 some 350 international marina industry professionals will convene in Istanbul. Turkey benefits from four surrounding seas, an ancient boat building tradition and strategic geographical positioning making Istanbul a fitting stage to bring together marina professionals and academics. During 3 days filled with inspiration and innovation, World Marinas Conference provides the perfect platform to dialogue, exchange ideas, network and do business. ICOMIA WMC 2014 is presented by the ICOMIA Marinas Group and, for the first time, in partnership with METS organiser Amsterdam RAI. Hosted by Turkish marine industry association, DENTUR, which serves over 300 Turkish companies and experts in the industry.

“The ICOMIA Marinas Group has held events across Europe, the US, Australia and Asia. Now, for the first time, the renowned ICOMIA World Marinas Conference hits the eastern Mediterranean: Istanbul, Turkey. As the connecting link between East and West, Istanbul provides a rare advantage in the global marinas industry. The conference in Istanbul promises to be the best to date since its first edition in 1993.� - Roberto Perocchio, Chairman ICOMIA Marinas Group (IMG)

PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS Speakers include: • Mr Gary Groenwold - Westrec Marinas • Mr Matthew Bate - Dogus Marina Group •M  r Stavros Katsikadis - Flisvos Marina •M  r Yp Loke - Singapore Boating Industry Association •M  r Dennis Kissman - Marina Management Services •M  r James Beaver - Moffatt & Nichol •M  r Julian Goldie - The Yacht Harbour Association •M  r Marcello Conti - Conti & Associates

Fred Klancnik - SmithGroupJJR • Mr Thom Dammrich - NMMA • Mr Oscar Siches - Independent Consultant • Mr Kemal Saatcioglu - Cesme Marina • Mr

Topics include: • The Emerging Markets • Mitigating Environmental Impacts • Value of Marinas • Best management practices • The vision of the biggest marina chains • The targets of the industry for the future


MEET AND INTERACT WITH LEADING INTERNATIONAL MARINA OPERATORS WMC attendees benefit from proven business practices on strategy, organisation, operations, marketing, technology, design and development, all aimed at improving the profitability of your marina. Programme at a glance Monday 2 June 2014 Conference plus Gala Dinner overlooking the Bosphorus Full day family and partner programme Tuesday 3 June 2014 Conference Half day family and partner programme Wednesday 4 June 2014 Marinas Tour, visiting two renowned marinas hosted by Dentur Who should attend? This is an essential event for all marina professionals shaping the future of the industry: •O  perations


Managers •M  arina Managers/ Directors/Owners •H  arbour Masters •B  oating Event Organisers •M  arina Consultants and Brokers •G  overnment Officials •N  autical Tourism Promoters •P  ort •H  arbour and Boat Yard Operators •T  raining

•E  ducation

and Certification

Providers •M  arina Financiers • I nvestors and Insurers •M  arina Planners •D  esigners •S  urveyors •A  rchitects and Engineering •C  ommercial Directors/ Managers •C  EO’s and Managing Directors •S  ales Managers •D  irectors of Marina Services

• Equipment

Suppliers • Technology Providers including: Anchoring/mooring systems, Boat movers, Boatlifts, Decking, dock fixtures, Dredging, Firefighting, Gangways and ramps, Insurance, Pollution control, Pontoon systems, Pump-out and water treatment and Safety equipment.


Highlights Marinas Tour Boat Tour sponsored by Dentur to the Marinturk Istanbul City Port with lunch overlooking the marina, followed by the Atakoy Marina, the oldest marina in Istanbul and the first to be awarded 5 Golden Anchors in Turkey. Highlights Partner and Family Programme Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Grand Bazaar, Dolmabahçe Mosque

Costs Early bird delegate pass: After 1 March 2014:

€ 680.00 € 755.00

Early bird ICOMIA members pass: After 1 March 2014:

€ 510.00 € 565.00

Partner/family programme: Partner/family programme - children under 12 years:

€ 250.00 € 70.00

Marinas Tour: Extra Gala Dinner ticket:

€ 75.00 € 100.00

“After two busy days learning and sharing experiences at Marinas into the Future, we have all deserved a relaxing day to recount our experiences. Discover the magnificent city of Istanbul from the water, East to West, ancient and contemporary, and visit two marinas located in two different continents, it promises to be an experience worth remembering.” - Alpaslan Sirkecioglu, Chairman Turkish Marine Industry Association (DENTUR)

World class venue Swissotel The Bosphorus is the ideal place for business and the perfect start for your relaxing weekend with the city of Istanbul literally at your feet. The organisers have secured rooms for sponsors and delegates at significantly reduced rates. Sponsor Booth Opportunities Sponsorship offers a unique opportunity to improve your company’s image, prestige and credibility by supporting the World Marinas Conference. Make sure your organisation is represented. There are various sponsorships packages available.

For more information Amsterdam RAI Project Team METSTRADE T +31 20 549 12 12 E

To register as a delegate, book your hotel and arrange a tour of Instanbul for your partner and family:









ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2014  

Join the 8th ICOMIA World Marinas Conference in Istanbul, Turkey