The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) has teamed up with IBI’s sister title European Boatbuilder to organise the fourth edition of the Workshop on New Technologies and Manufacturing. The training session is set to take place at this year’s METS Trade Show on November 14.

“This event improves each year, and attendance increases as the word gets around”, says Udo Kleinitz, ICOMIA’s technical manager. “Our focus is on new technologies, processes and design solutions that are of practical use to boatbuilders today, and can help improve their products and reduce costs”.

Workshop on New Technologies and Manufacturing is tailored for boatbuilders operating internationally. This year’s session will feature topics such as future yacht design, natural fibres, noise reduction, pre-pregs in production building, quality assurance and boat-building regulations in China. The Workshop's primary objective is to discuss available technologies and business practices that are easy to implement in manufacturing.

Confirmed speakers to date include Van Peteghem / Lauriot-Prévost (VPLP), the naval Architects responsible for designing the world-record-breaking Banque Populaire V, Uli Heinemann (IMCI) speaking on Quality Assurance and Andrew Spendiff of composite specialists, Amber Composites.

Part of METS2012, the event is completely free to attend but early registration is encouraged to avoid disappointment. For further information and to register, please visit www.icomia.org and click on the workshop banner.