NEXT GEN 2019 is a series of specialist one day workshops run ‘back to back’ on 2, 3, 4 April 2019.
The programme combines hot topics and international maritime experts with dynamic panel discussions. The Grand Harbour is a superb conference venue overlooking the historic port of Southampton UK.
Workshop Lead John Haynes said, 'In recent years less people are expected to do more work and time is becoming scarce for everyone in the marine industry. Our focused one day Workshops are designed to deliver a unique mix of sessions that are highly relevant to all sectors. I have personally asked a number of organisations what are their most current issues and these have shaped the NEXT GEN 2019 programme.'
NEXT GEN Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery on 2 April 2019 is relevant to all people working on or near to water. Expert presenters highlight lessons learned and give viable methods to reduce loss of life at sea, in harbours, docks and marinas.
NEXT GEN Safety Systems & Equipment Workshop on 3 April 2019 delves into future requirements along with integration of traditional and innovative systems into the maritime workplace to improve safety, communication and situational awareness.
NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop on 4 April 2019 focusses on managing the risk of operating planning craft in waves. Extreme applications have driven rapid development and cost effective solutions are now becoming available for lower speed vessels.
John Haynes added, “When groups of maritime professionals get together their shared knowledge and experiences can improve both the performance of their organisations and the seafarer workplace. There is plenty of networking time throughout the day and the informal evening receptions enable lively discussion.”
NEXT GEN Workshop days are relevant to workboats, pilot boats, patrol, search & rescue, fishing, survey, wind farm support, superyacht tenders, training and charter vessels. UK attendees include Border Force, Ministry of Defence, HM Coastguard and the RNLI. International attendees include professional and military organisations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, service providers and classification organisations.
There is a discount for members of British Marine, UKMPA, RINA, YBDSA, UKHMA, SSA. Supporters of the event include Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, University of Southampton.
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