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A digital conference exploring key topics across marine engineering, science and technology

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The IMarEST Annual Conference 2020 will this year be held as a flexible two-week virtual event.

Building on last year’s inaugural event, the 2020 Annual Conference will feature multiple streams covering many of the hottest topics in the marine realm, from the challenges of decarbonisation and a wider shift to greener, more sustainable ways of operating to developments in the naval sector and the outlook for autonomous systems.

Over the course of two weeks, we will utilise a mixture of live formats – webinars, live debates, 1-2-1 talks with experts, and panel discussions - to provide delegates a flexible and unrivalled opportunity to participate in debates, to learn about subjects outside their day-to-day work, and to make new professional connections.

Although the change to a virtual format was made primarily in response to Covid-19, it will allow international members who ordinarily would be unable to travel to London and attend in person to fully take part in proceedings and bring a global voice to the event.

To maximise interaction and engagement, we encourage all delegates to download our new event app, which will help you keep track of what’s happening when, take part in live polls, access supporting content and network with other participants and sponsors.

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Conference Streams

The conference programme, which is subject to change and will be published soon, will cover a range of streams, including:

  • Careers
  • Coast and Ocean Mapping and Hydrography
  • Decarbonisation
  • Digitalisation
  • Engines and Propulsion Innovation
  • Forward Steps in Vessel Design
  • Green Marine - kindly supported by SGS
  • Human Element - kindly supported by Bangladesh Marine Academy
  • Navigating Ballast Water Management - kindly supported by Hyde Marine
  • New Currents in Naval and Defence Engineering
  • Safer Crew and Vessel Operation
  • Servicing the Offshore Oil and Gas Sector
  • Ship Maintenance Strategies
  • The Future of Ocean Science

The IMarEST Annual Conference App

This year, we will be utilising an exciting new conference app to simplify delegates’ attendance and participation, alongside our IMarEST TV live-stream platform. Our app incorporates a number of features, including:

  • Dashboard: A tailored dashboard with personalised content, the latest news and social feeds, and customised event itinerary
  • Agenda: Delegates can view session, stream, and speaker details, create your own itineraries, and see what’s coming up next
  • Directory: The option to share your information and connect with one another using personal messaging and by posting to social media
  • Notifications: Push notifications straight to your phone to alert you to session start-times
  • Exhibitors & Sponsors: The ability to review exhibitor and sponsor details

Conference registration remains open

To confirm your attendance as a virtual delegate of the IMarEST Annual Conference 2020, please register on Eventbrite. You will be sent instructions on how to participate in the conference using our conference app.

With all the conference sessions available live and also on-demand via our event app, registration will remain open for 2 weeks after the close of the conference enabling you to catch up on the sessions.

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