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INEC logo March 2016The impressive list of sponsors for INEC 2016, the 13th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition, being held Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 April 2016 at The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol, UK has been boosted by the announcement of the Babcock International Group as the Principal Sponsor.

Babcock, a supplier of support services to the navies of the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and worldwide supplier of naval equipment, joins BMT Defence Services, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, and GE’s Marine Solutions as a sponsor of one of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology’s (IMarEST) learned society events and one of the most important events in the naval engineering calendar.

INEC 2016 is also supported by the US Office of Naval Research Global; The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI); UKNEST; The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).

“INEC, with its wide range of topics and participants, is a significant date in our own events calendar and we are delighted to be the Principal Sponsor for 2016, ” says Simon Knight, Babcock’s Naval Engineering Director. “It provides our team at Babcock with the ideal opportunity to involve and engage our graduate trainees and apprentices in an event which showcases the very best naval engineering innovations and cutting edge technologies. A number of our young engineers have written technical papers and are looking forward to the unique experience of speaking at the conference.

“We are great believers in supporting IMarEST and look forward to this fantastic event.”

David Loosley, Chief Executive of IMarEST said. “The synergy between the event and Babcock, a key member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance team and responsible for over 50% of the detailed design work on the biggest warships ever constructed in the UK is obvious. We look forward to working with them, and their fellow sponsors, to deliver an impressive event in late April.”

INEC 2016, with its theme ‘Engineering the Triple A Navy: Active, Adaptive, Affordable’ is set to attract over 300 delegates from nearly 20 countries including representation from navies at all levels; naval procurement officials; commercial and military ship operators; designers and shipbuilders; classification societies; machinery and equipment manufacturers from prime contractors to SMEs; universities and other defence related organisations.

In addition to the keynote addresses and over 75 peer-reviewed technical papers INEC has 15 focussed exhibition stands and delegates will be taking advantage of the excellent networking opportunities both within the exhibition hall, and within the social programme, which includes a reception aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

Further information
Further information on all aspects of INEC 2016 including the technical programme, sponsorship and the exhibition is atwww.inec.org.uk and from inec@figsevents.co.uk.  Online registration is now open; and all non-IMarEST member participants will be made complimentary IMarEST Affiliate Members for one calendar year, giving instant access to Institute services.

INEC 2016 Technical Advisory Committee and Patrons
The Technical Advisory Committee is a group of experts formed from the defence industry, academia and the military with the aim to develop and steer the technical programme for the event.

INEC 2016 Technical Advisory Committee includes:
• Chairman: Cdr Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
• Dr Sal Ahmed, Office of Naval Research Global
• Jens Ballé, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH
• Lt Cdr Alex Davies RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
• Lt Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN, Delft University of Technology
• Ian Grant, QinetiQ
• Dr Alistair Greig, University College London
• Tim Hardy, BMT Defence Services
• Lt Cdr Ian Hassall RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
• Keith Howard, Babcock International Group
• Paul Maillardet
• Cdr (E) Mats Nordin RSwN, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden
• Benjamin Thorp, Rolls-Royce
• Dr Phil Rottier, The MathWorks
• Oliver Simmonds, GE Power Conversion
• Rear Admiral ME (ret) Klaas Visser, Delft University of Technology
• Capt John Voyce RN, Ministry of Defence, UK

INEC 2016 Patrons:
• Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng HonFIMarEST
• Vice Admiral Simon Lister CB OBE
• Vice Admiral Dr Arie Jan de Waard
• Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB FREng
• Rear Admiral (Ret) Ruurd Lutje Schipholt KNL OON HonFIMarEST
• Cdre John Newell MBE RN (Rtd), BAE Systems, UK
• Capt (N) Tomasz Szubrycht

What is IMarEST?

IMarEST is the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. With over 16, 000 members in 128 countries, the IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

In addition to a wide range of services, including publishing The Marine Professional, the Institute organises learned society events for its members and the wider industry, these include: the Engine As A Weapon International Symposia (EAAW); Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS) and the International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC); the learned society events are organised by FIGS Events Limited on behalf of IMarEST.

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