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Italy's Seatec Conference Puts Marinas on the Agenda


Managers and experts will tackle the complex situation of marinas within the framework of bureaucracy, local and national politics and the wider market.

The exceptionally bad weather that affected Liguria in October 2018 caused devastation to the tourist port of Rapallo and sunk hundreds of yachts, and has put the design and defense of marinas on the agenda as an extremely topical issue.

Alongside technical problems, there are also bureaucratic issues, pertaining to regional and national policies, as well as landscape issues. Due to the devastating effects of the October storms on Porto Carlo marina in Rapallo, the nautical tourism market has taken a hit and people are experiencing a host of insurance and legal problems.

Therefore, a special conference has been organised to throw light on these issues and offer a forum for debate at the upcoming Seatec International Exhibition of technology, subcontracting and design for boats, yachts and ships; and Compotec, dedicated to composite materials, held alongside each other from 3 - 5 April, in Carrara, Italy. 

On April 3 at 12:00 P.M. in the Bernini Room of the exhibition centre, a panel of sector experts will tackle various facets of the complex position of marinas and the related political, administrative and market scenarios by discussing the topic “The tourist port system: The development of marinas curbed by bureaucracy". The conference is part of the prestigious Seatec & Compotec Academy, a space dedicated to in-depth technical analysis to promote professional development in the sector. Given the high level of the conferences, some are associated with the awarding of professional training credits.

To see the full list of seminars and conferences, go here.

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'The Tourist Port System' Speakers:

Matteo Italo Ratti, CEO of Marina Cala de' Medici in Rosignano, south of Livorno. He is a member of the Tuscan Government's Steering Committee for Marine and Port Technology; President of the Shipbuilding section of Confindustria of the Provinces of Massa-Carrara and Livorno and Deputy President of Nautica Italiana with delegation to legislative representation for marinas, services and charters. Matteo Italo Ratti is the conference's organiser and he will moderate proceedings.

Pierluigi Aminti, engineer and professor of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering of the University of Florence, is an expert in hydraulic and maritime constructions and hydrology. He will address the problems of the design of defense barriers and control and maintenance of tourist port dams.

Antonio Oretti, contractor manager of Marina Cala de' Medici in Rosignano, owner of the Sokrate company, operating in the field of security, will address the issue of security, safe environmental management and the circular economy in port refitting.

Marco Corti, General Manager of Marina di Punta Ala and Simone Tempesti, CEO of Marina di Bocca D'Arno in Pisa, will present the case histories of these two prestigious Tuscan marinas.

Lastly, the Councillor for State and Tourism of the Tuscan Government, Stefano Ciuoffo, guest of honour, will bring a political perspective to these issues. This is critical given that Tuscany is the location of early and exemplary private marinas, such as Cala Galera in Monte Argentario and Punta Ala.

See you on April 3rd for an important debate of topics highly relevant to the marine and tourist economy of Tuscany and Italy in general.

To register for the conference please go to sea-tec.it.

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