The programme for the first ever INEC@IMDEX Asia, being held at the International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEX) in Singapore between 14-16 May 2013, has been announced.
INEC@IMDEX Asia will get off to a flying start on 14 May 2013, bringing together navy leaders and industry players to discuss naval technology challenges and innovations in the region. The conference begins with workshops on Enabling Technology for Survival, Safety and Optimised Manning, and Optimising Technology for Affordable Capability before the main conference is held on 16 May.
With its theme ‘Transforming Naval Capabilities, Riding the Next Technology Wave’ INEC@IMDEX Asia 2013 combines plenary conference sessions and two afternoon parallel streams comprising 16 technical presentations, and is the first Asian edition of the International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC). It is organised by Experia Events in association with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), supported by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
INEC@IMDEX ASIA 2013 features two streams in which Naval Ship Design; Underwater Warfare/Unmanned Naval Technology; Naval Propulsion/Automation; and Surface Warfare Technology come under the conference spotlight through presentations by experts drawn from Australia, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore, Sweden, UK and USA. The full conference programme is available at www.imarest.org/inecasia2013
“In planning INEC@IMDEX Asia 2013, our Technical Programme Advisory Committee has pinpointed topics that will deliver opportunities for discussion, collaboration and development of affordable, exciting and innovative solutions to meet the challenges of a fast changing maritime landscape, ” explains David Loosley, Chief Executive of IMarEST.
Jimmy Lau, Managing Director, Experia Events added: “I am confident that the comprehensive programme for INEC@IMDEX Asia will be of immeasurable value to all our delegates at the show, as we shift towards new innovations in naval technology such as unmanned systems, multi-role solutions and greater use of automation.
“With every edition of IMDEX Asia, we aim to continuously improve our offering to deliver a better experience for our delegates. High-level conferences such as INEC@IMDEX Asia provide an invaluable platform for sharing of industry knowledge and the latest developments in naval technology.”
ME7 Keith Lim, co-chairman of the Technical Programme Advisory Committee, Republic of Singapore Navy added, “We are very pleased with the developments leading to INEC@IMDEX Asia. The natural confluence of naval partners, defence engineers and technologists here makes this event a rich offering for everyone. The exchange of global perspectives, operational experiences and technology developments will indeed sharpen the solution space for tomorrow’s Navy.”
About INEC Held since the early 1990s, INEC, organised by IMarEST, is one of the world’s foremost forums for discussion about naval technology and engineering issues that are of strategic relevance to navies around the world. INEC 2012, held in Edinburgh, Scotland, was attended by delegates from 17 countries representing ten navies and civilian supporting organisations of all sizes.
Further information and Registration for INEC@IMDEX Asia 2013 Further information on INEC@IMDEX Asia 2013 and registration details are at www.imarest.org/inecasia2013 – an early bird registration fee is operational until 31 March 2013 and there are special discounted rate for IMarEST members and IMDEX Asia exhibitors when quoting the code: IMarESTIMDEX13.
About IMDEX Asia Established in 1997, the biennial IMDEX Asia is the premier dedicated maritime defence show serving Asia. IMDEX Asia comprises four inter-related events – Exhibition, Conference, VIP Delegations’ Programme and Warship Display – and has established a reputation within the maritime defence industry as a must-attend show. IMDEX Asia 2013 will be the ninth in the series. www.imdexasia.com.
About Experia Events Pte Ltd Experia Events specialises in organising and managing exhibitions and conferences of strategic interest, fostering industry development and thought leadership. It has built a strong portfolio in aerospace and defence with the highly successful Singapore Airshow, Asia’s largest and one of the three most important aerospace and defence exhibitions in the world, and IMDEX Asia, the leading international maritime defence exhibition in Asia. Its expertise also extends to the government and lifestyle sector, through key events such as the inaugural ScreenSingapore, the Singapore International Water Week and World Cities Summit.
With a sound track record underscoring its aspirations to stage events that influence, Experia Events aims to diversify its range of strategic events globally. www.experiaevents.com
About the Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) The IMarEST is an international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals. The IMarEST (a registered charity) is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of around 15, 000 based in over 100 countries.
Working with the global marine community, the IMarEST promotes the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide.
The IMarEST has a growing network of Corporate Marine Partners who benefit from a tailored programme to support each global organisation’s specific requirements. Packages provide companies with a competitive edge by investing in staff, supporting local, national, or international promotional programmes, recruitment solutions, accrediting training courses, creating bespoke networking events and providing employees with access to one of the largest online knowledge resources – the IMarEST Virtual Library.
The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation at the UN International Maritime Organization (IMO), has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and is a nominated and licensed body of the Engineering Council (UK), a member of the Science Council and has significant links with many other maritime organisations worldwide.
IMarEST run a series of industry leading and technically excellent events and conferences as well as publishing internationally recognised publications: Marine Engineers Review (MER); Shipping World and Shipbuilder; Maritime IT and Electronics; Marine Scientist; and Offshore Technology. www.imarest.org