Singapore, 24 September 2014 – The International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia), Asia Pacific’s premier international maritime defence show, will once again play host to the Asian edition of the International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC@IMDEX Asia) in 2015. The theme for the conference will be “Adapt and Transform”.
Co-organisers of the event, Experia Events and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) today called for papers on naval topics relevant to the Asia Pacific region. INEC@IMDEX Asia 2015 will address strategic security and safety issues, and present the latest technologies on naval platform design and developments through industry technical workshops. Held from 20-21 May 2015 at IMDEX Asia, representatives from navies, commercial and military ship operators, designers and shipbuilders, manufacturers, defence-related organisations and academia, will gather for this exceptional opportunity to gain insight into future technologies and developments. The programme will also be accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Prospective authors have until 31 October 2014 to submit a paper title and an abstract of between 250 and 500 words in text only. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Programme Advisory Committee and selected on the basis of technical quality, relevance and their potential for generating discussion. Successful authors will be asked to produce and submit an extended abstract for the conference, and develop their abstract into a full technical paper of up to 4, 000 words, with relevant illustrations. Full technical papers will be published online through IMarEST’s archive service or in one of the Institute’s journals.
Originally established in the UK in the early 1990s, this is the second time the prestigious INEC conference will be held at IMDEX Asia. The inaugural INEC@IMDEX Asia in May 2013 attracted more than 210 delegates from 13 countries.
IMarEST’s Chief Executive Mr David Loosley said: “With its attendees from naval delegations, industry and trade visitors, IMDEX Asia is an ideal place for the INEC to generate high-level exchanges and discussions on a wide range of naval technical topics relevant to the Asia Pacific region.”
Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events, said: “We had an extremely successful partnership with IMarEST in bringing the INEC to IMDEX Asia in 2013 and we are very excited to be staging it once again next year. Technology in the naval space has gained giant strides in the last few years. The high-level discussions at INEC@IMDEX Asia will ensure that our delegates are kept abreast of advancements within the industry. This will no doubt add significant value and enhance the overall experience of our delegates”.
About the IMarEST
The IMarEST is a respected authority in every maritime country. It is a Non-Governmental Organisation with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), observer status at the International Oceanographic Commission, and it has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialised marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine mining. It 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 also runs a series of industry leading events and conferences as well as publishing internationally recognised titles: Marine Engineers Review (MER); Shipping World and Shipbuilder; Maritime IT and Electronics; Marine Scientist; and Offshore Technology.
For more information on IMarEST, please visit http://www.imarest.org
Established in 1997, the biennial IMDEX Asia is the premier international maritime defence show in Asia Pacific and beyond. IMDEX Asia comprises an exhibition, strategic conferences, and a warships display. It has gained recognition as the global platform to address pressing issues within the naval and maritime defence industry, showcase the latest naval technologies and connect key players from navies, governments and industry. A must-attend show in the international maritime defence calendar, IMDEX Asia 2015 will be the tenth in the series and will be held from 19 – 21 May.
For more information on IMDEX Asia 2015, please visit http://www.imdexasia.com.