Task Forces

Task Forces

There are four IMG Task Forces that meet two or three times a year under the direction of the Marinas Group

  • EU Marinas
  • IMG Conference Planning
  • Natural Disaster Preparedness
  • Public Relations

EU Marinas
This task force comprises IMG members from within the EU but other European members are able to attend. It addresses issues of specific concern within Europe.

Membership

Chairman: Steven Desloovere
Members: Roberto Perocchio, Julian Goldie, Geert Dijks, Barbara Bonetti, Stuart Carruthers, Martinho Fortunato, Jean-Michel Gaigné, Ulrich Heinemann, Oscar Siches

IMG Conference Planning
This key task force plans, organises and promotes the lCOMIA World Marinas Conference, which is held every third year in different parts of the world.  In addition to Marinas Group executives and members, this task force essentially includes marina industry representatives from the host nation.

The triennial ICOMIA World Marinas Conference is the single most major global Industry event held. The task force is responsible for selecting a highly topical program of quality international speakers, arranging a presentation of international exhibitors of marina related products and services, and organising an educational field visit to selected marinas in the host location. In addition it is responsible for the financial management and underwriting of the Conference budget.

Membership

Chairman: Steven Desloovere
Members: Roberto Perocchio, Julian Goldie, Geert Dijks, Barbara Bonetti, Stuart Carruthers, Martinho Fortunato, Jean-Michel Gaigné, Ulrich Heinemann, Oscar Siches

Natural Disaster Preparedness
This task force is concerned with preparing and updating IMG library information about natural disasters and their affects on marinas together with plans and programs for minimising the affects through education about preparedness strategies and plans.

Membership

Chairman: Dennis Kissman
Members: Ron Stone, Yylmaz Daocy, Peter Jansen, Ian McAndrew,

Public Relations
Also a key task force its activities and strategies include:

  • Addressing issues and influences affecting marina development and operations;
  • Review of the Marinas Group web-site content in conjunction with the ICOMIA Secretariat;
  • Contribution to the content of the quarterly IMG Marina News publication;
  • Examining opportunities and invitations for IMG's Outreach Program;
  • Developing a Universal Public Relations Strategy for Marinas to incorporate the economic and social benefits evidenced from economic impact studies currently being conducted on the marina industry internationally.

Membership

Chairman: Xavier Mangrane
Members: Ron Stone, Roberto Perocchio, YP Loke, Julian Goldie, Peter Jansen, Ian McAndrew