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Future of Yacht Recycling links up with Material Xperience at METSTRADE show

With just over a month to go before the Future of Yacht Recycling conference takes place at RAI Amsterdam on 16 November, the organisers have announced another engaging feature which will add even more topical attraction to the day's proceedings. They are also encouraging delegates to take advantage of the early bird booking rate, which will remain open for a limited period only. 

In cooperation with the Materia Network, which is itself headquartered in Amsterdam, the agenda of the Future of Yacht Recycling conference will now include a complimentary tour of the highly successful Innovative Materials Display for all registered delegates attending the forum.

Last year’s Materia exhibition showcased 125 innovative materials at METSTRADE, including various lightweight and fire retardant materials, as well as luxury interior finishes, honeycomb panels, foam materials and bio-composites. In addition, there were several practical finishing materials on display, such as high-tech veneers and surface materials.

The equally forward-looking 2015 edition of Material Xperience will be held in the Elicium building adjacent to the Future of Yacht Recycling conference. Although the conference will not officially open until Tuesday 17 November, the Materia management team agreed to have everything ready and conduct an exclusive VIP tour of the display after the conference agenda ends at around 18.30. Before the tour, delegates will be invited to enjoy complimentary drinks and canapés.

Materia offers globally sourced solutions for the marine industry.

To give some idea of the scale of Materia's operations, the network is committed to seeking out technically advanced construction and manufacturing materials for their 100,000 international members. These range from Apple to Ferrari, Wally to Unilever, and Samsung to Calvin Klein, and include many individual design professionals.

The presentation at the METSTRADE show is a prime example of a cooperative venture that gives our clients new opportunities and offers a win-win scenario for all concerned,” comments Materia CEO, Jeroen van Oostveen. “Our aim is to serve as a global network organisation that connects naval architects, designers and boat manufacturers with materials which add value to their projects.”

Looking to the future without neglecting the past

Peter Franklin of YachtMedia, which organises the Future of Yacht Recycling conference together with London-based Quaynote Communications, is delighted with this latest addition to the conference programme, which comes on top of an already impressive international line-up of speakers and expert panelists from many sectors of the yachting industry.

Everyone is aware of the challenges presented by the ever-increasing numbers of end-of-life boats. We are confident that this conference will bring together the appropriate experts with the relevant experience to move the dismantling/recycling concepts forward and to raise the profile of the subject for the benefit of the whole yachting industry.

“At the same time we also want to focus minds on how to build boats of the future with more sustainable materials which can readily adapt to the eventual process of disposal. The partnership with Materia and its Innovative Materials Display at the METSTRADE show fits perfectly with this objective, and adds a valuable extra dimension to the event.”

'Early bird' discount rate still available for a short time only

Delegates registering online can still enjoy the reduced early bird rate of 275 euros until 16 October, after which the individual day pass for the conference will cost 350 euros.

Another reason to sign up soon is to become one of the limited number of delegates who will receive complimentary passes for entry to the METSTRADE show breakfast briefing, and the evening happy hour on Tuesday 17 November, by special arrangement with METSTRADE.

Online delegate registration can be accessed at:

A fully detailed conference brochure can be downloaded here   

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