THE INTERNATIONAL SUPERYACHT COATINGS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES 2010 CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

 

14 October 2010 The Informa Yacht Group and ICOMIA are pleased to announce an impressive line up of industry experts to address the International Superyacht Coatings Conference at the Estoril Congress Center, Portugal, between the 14-15 December, 2010.

The conference represents the ideal opportunity to join over 100 key industry influencers for two-days of intense debate, case study presentations, demonstrations and to play a key role in the future direction of the Superyacht coatings industry.
The international speaker faculty will include the following speakers:

Tony Rice, Secretary General, ICOMIA
Tom de Vries, Director, Royal de Vries Shipyards
Paolo Moretti, Director, RINA
Nikos Florakis, Managing Director, Yachting Protection Ltd.
Remy Millot, Managing Director, Pinmar
Jean-Christophe Lenoir, Technical Director, ITM
Carlos Vidueira, Vice President, Rybovich
Bert Beckers, Production Manager, Amels
Ken Hickling, General Manager, AKZO Nobel
John McCaughey, Abu Dhabi Mar Group
Ian Bailles, International Institute of Marine Surveying
Mark Vermeulen, Technical Director, Moonen Shipyards
Richard Masters, Managing Director, Masters Yachts
Nick Horton, Partner, Dorade Law
Ivo Van Emstede, Partner, Emstede, Netherlands
Tom H. Grucza, Certified Coating Inspector, Wrede Consulting
Joop Ellenbroek, Managing Director, Conmar Coating Services
Tony Allen, Partner, Hill Dickinson

The programme will feature a range of topics including:
An analysis of the legislative implications on producing quality paint products and finishes – A paint manufacturer’s perspective.
How to reduce hazardous emissions while increasing efficiency and maintaining quality? – A live demonstration using the latest equipment and paint products in the application process including new coatings, electro static spray guns, ionization equipment and robotic paint systems.
The Government and Industry speaks. The views of legislators, Authorities and the industry – The panel will discuss the current Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and paint related emission legislation.
What are the key developments of the Surveyors protocol and the view of Shipyards and Paint applicators regarding the protocol?
ISO and ICOMIA Standards. ISO DIS 11347. A proposal for a new ISO standard related to the application process and the ICOMIA Technical Standard
The challenges of minimizing coatings failures and costs for application process and owner.
What are the expectations of prevention measures from the owner and the industry?