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Seatec 2017: 29-31 March

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Seatec is an international exhibition of technology and design for the marine industry taking place this year from 29-31 March in Marina di Carrara in Italy. The conference programme is dedicated to current technology and innovations in shipbuilding, management and yacht design, impacting a range of global marine markets. 



Seatec 2017 Conference Programme:

  • Design and construction solutions for people with disabilities - Presented by Exposanità and SENAF.

  • Security and cyber security at sea - Lead by Ethos Media Group and Rina Academy.

  • Virtual reality in yacht design (VR4YD) - Presented by Caputistudio.

  • Rolls Royce’s AzipullCarbon 65, transorming propulsion systems - Presented by Benetti Shipyard and the Association of Marine Engine Manufacturers.

  • Water ballast on board, the international convention for its control and management on board - Presented by Rina Academy.

  • Further topics will be presented by the research institute INSEAN, alongside CNR (National Research Council), introducing challenges and opportunities for the marine industry in relation to clean, renewable energy derived from the sea.

Startup Arena

Seatec's Startup Arena is dedicated to business innovation with some of the youngest companies in the sector delivering a five minute 'elevator pitch'. Another key attraction will be a technical conference exploring the use of 3D printing in the marine and shipbuilding industries.

Abitare il mare - Living the Sea

This year the concept of 'living the sea' returns to Seatec with a dedicated area for events, competitions and debates to stimulate ideas around new lifestyle choices and sustainable practices in our relationship with the sea. 

Flying the flag for Italy

In 2015, the Italian shipbuilding industry exported yachts, pleasure craft and sports boats to the value of 1.7 billion Euros, representing 16% of world exports (source UCINA 2016 - “Boating in numbers ‒ Market analysis for the year 2015”).

The region of Tuscany has the highest concentration of shipbuilding companies taking into account not only production, but also the supply chain of subcontracting, service and repairs, wholesale and rentals, with around 2,000 companies and 12,000 employees (source CNA Nautica:“Dynamics and market perspectives of the recreational boating industry ‒ fourth edition”).

Local companies in Tuscany - La Spezia, Massa-Carrara, Lucca, Pisa and Livorno - accounted for just over 40% of the national turnover of shipbuilding, with exports of ships and boats representing around 30% of the national total (Ucina 2016).

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