The 44th edition of NauticSud, International Nautical Trade Show of Naples, takes place from 18-26 February, and has doubled the number of exhibitors compared to last year's event.
“Over 300 vessels will be on show. We are looking at spectacular numbers right now, with over 30,000 square meters of exhibitor space where over 150 companies will be present. These numbers confirm Naples as a premier international port on the global stage.” said Gennaro Amato, President of the Nautical Association of the Region of Campania.
Well-known brands attending include Tornado, Apreamare, Azimut and the nautical associations of Sicily and Puglia, alongside prominent marine groups and institutions.
Concept & Design Competition for Students
New for this year is the introduction of a Concept & Design Award for students with no paid professional experience in the industry. As President Amato explained,
“An important part of our strategic focus has also included research and development in the marine sector and thanks to the leadership and efforts of Vincenzo Nappo, a board member of UCINA, and his technical team at MV Marine, we are proud to announce the Concept and Design competition with a cash prize for two exceptional students. The jury will be made up of experts from the sector including university professors and award winning journalists from the sector. Our objective is to offer an incentive to young people to innovative and grow in the marine industry.”
The judging committee will include Donatella Chiodo, President of Mostra d’Oltremare, Gennaro Amato, President of the ANRC, Vincenzo Nappo, Board Member UCINA, Salvatore Miranda, Professor at the Department of Industrial Engineering from the University of Federico II in Naples and Sergio Troise, journalist from Il Mattino newspaper and marine industry expert.
The committee welcomes original concept designs for a sailing or motor yacht under 30 meters. Participation is free and submissions can be made by an individual, or a team. The closing date is February 13, 2017.
For more information please visit the ANRC website.