A unique programme of three specialist events for the sub IMO/sub 24m professional sector is being held back to back at the Grand Harbour in Southampton UK this October.

Next Generation workshops for the workboat sector will take place in October

Next Generation workshops for the workboat sector will take place in October

The fast moving workshop style programme brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide and highlight potential solutions.

John Haynes, event organiser and workshop lead, said: “Next Generation sessions are dynamic and relevant, with plenty of long breaks to encourage networking and knowledge sharing. We focus on viable innovation and using people’s time effectively. We also know that having the right people onboard is essential and there is no substitute for meeting the experts face to face when asking the hard questions.”

Each workshop concentrates on a particular current area of interest so people can attend single days or all three days. The subjects highlight emerging opportunities. British Marine, SSA and RINA members receive 20% discount.

The Next Generation SHOCK MITIGATION Workshop on 25 October 2016 focuses on shock mitigation solutions. Attendees include professional and military organisations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, service providers and classification societies.

Day two’s Next Generation HIGH SPEED CRAFT Workshop on 26 October 2016 focuses on RIBs and high speed craft. Topics are relevant to ferries, workboats, pilot boats, patrol boats, search & rescue, survey vessels, superyacht tenders and the emerging market for Unmanned Surface Vessels (USVs).

On day three, the Next Generation HYBRID MARINE POWER Workshop on 27 October 2016 will focus on innovative power and propulsion. The objective is to identify efficiency by all means. Modular and scalable hybrid concepts are also relevant to Offshore Supply Vessels (OSVs), patrol vessels and superyachts.

America’s SKYDEX Technologies, a global leader in impact mitigation and cushioning solutions with technology, is lead sponsor of the workshop days.

Specialist event sponsors include SHOXS from Canada and WING Inflatables from the US. SHOXS offers a wide range of technology led products to meet the shock mitigation requirements of boat builders and end user organisations. WING designs and manufactures high performance RIB tubes and sponsons for commercial and military use.

Supporters of the event include Lloyd’s Register, UK Maritime Pilots Association, British Marine, SMMI, Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association, University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University.

The one day workshops are being held at the Grand Harbour Hotel overlooking the port of Southampton on 25, 26 and 27 October.

More information and to book: http://www.shockmitigation.com