Time is running out to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ discount for this year’s Future of Yacht Recycling Conference in Amsterdam next month. Those interested in attending must register online by October 16 in order to book their place for just €275. After that the fee will rise to €350.

The 1st Future of Yacht Recycling Conference will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015 in the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam, the day before METSTRADE gets underway. In addition to a full line-up of speakers and panellists discussing the subject of End-of-Life Boats (ELBs), the conference agenda will now include a complimentary tour of the Innovative Materials Display, in cooperation with Amsterdam-based Materia Network, for all registered delegates attending the forum.

Last year the Materia exhibition showcased 125 Innovative Materials at METSTRADE, including diverse lightweight and fire-retardant materials, along with luxury interior finishes, honeycomb panels, foam materials and bio-composites. In addition, there were practical finishing materials on display, including the latest veneers and surface materials.

The 2015 edition of Material Xperience will be held in the Elicium Building adjacent to the Yacht Recycling Conference, and although it will not officially open until Tuesday, November 17, the Materia management team have agreed to have everything ready, and to conduct an exclusive VIP tour of their display after the conference agenda, at around 18:30.

Peter Franklin of YachtMedia, joint organiser of the conference together with Quaynote Communications in the UK, says: “We are delighted with this latest addition to the conference program, which comes on top of already having an impressive international line up of speakers and expert panellists from many sectors of the yachting industry.

“Of course we are all aware of the challenges presented by the ever increasing numbers of End-of-Life Boats, and we are confident that we are bringing together the appropriate experts with the relevant experience to move the dismantling/recycling concepts forward, and to raise the profile of the subject for the benefit of the whole yachting industry. But we also want to focus minds on how to build boats of the future with more sustainable materials which will more readily adapt to the eventual process of disposal.

“We believe that this cooperation with Materia and its Innovative Materials Display at METSTRADE fits perfectly with this objective, and adds a valuable extra dimension to the event."

Online delegate registration for the 1st Future of Yacht Recycling Conference can be accessed at www.regonline.co.uk/RECY15. A fully detailed conference brochure can be downloaded from the Quaynote website (www.quaynote.com) or via this short link: http://bit.ly/1Q6mXtq