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6th International Marinas Conference Success

Friday, May 30, 2008

There were 340 delegates registered from a record 44 countries, which confirmed its place as the premier world event for marina professionals. Panel discussions included Clean Marinas, the Key Role of Marinas in Promoting Nautical Tourism, Transformation of Industrial Sites to Marinas, Measurement Instruments for the Economic Benefits of Marinas and other related topics. The third day of the Conference included field trips to marinas at Dunkerque and Nieuwpoort. Awards in ICOMIAs new Clean Marinas Programme were made to the Marina Industries Association of Australia and to the Marina Operators Association of New Zealand Ron Stone, Chairman of ICOMIAs Marinas Committee, congratulated Steven Desloovere and his team from VVW for such a outstanding conference brilliantly executed with a varied programme to catch the interest of all serious marina professionals. The next conference, ICOMIA World Marinas Conference, will be held in Singapore in Spring 2011.

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