INNOVATION STAGE PROGRAMME Location: Elicium TUESDAY 18 NOVEMBER 2014 10.30 – 11.00Interview with Ms. Carla Demaria, President Monte Carlo Yachts, Member of the Board and General Manager of Beneteau Brand Interview by Ed Slack, Editor, IBI Magazine Ms. Demaria is the keynote speaker at this year’s METS Breakfast Briefing, she has spent most of her career in the Italian boating sector and is the founder and driving force behind the Italian luxury yacht brand Monte Carlo Yachts since its inception in 2008. The interview will be focusing on in depth questions on Ms. Demaria’s keynote speech, during which she gives insight in her views on the current and future market developments 11.30 – 12.00 DAME – Design Award METS – Overall Winner presentation Presentation by the overall DAME Winner, followed by a short interview by Ed Slack, editor IBI Magazine (the DAME winner is announced during the METS Breakfast Briefing, the opening ceremony of METS in the early morning of Tuesday 18th November) 13.00 – 13.30 The future of custom yacht manufacture Mr. James Day, Project Manager, Green Marine Green Marine’s core business is building custom racing yachts, high performance superyachts and light-weight components in carbon fibre composites. Green Marine has been building lightweight composite yachts for 25 years, including high profile race designs for classes such as TP52, Open 60, Mini Maxi, multihull and challengers for the America’s Cup and Volvo Round the World Race. Green Marine is responsible for the complete assembly and fit out of the VO65s, as well as overseeing the quality of the consortium’s work. Over the course of an 18-week period for each boat, the Green Marine team assembles the primary and secondary structures, installs and fits out the interior including all electrical, hydraulic, steering and other systems, fits the keel and deck gear, and finally paints and commissions the finished yacht. 14.00 – 14.30 ‘Innovative materials on land and in the water’ Ir. Els Zijlstra, Creative Director, Materia Presentation on`Innovative materials on land and in the water’, 3D printed boats, sails as facades, a biobased green boat, floating with cardboard and the new interior luxury. 14.30 – 15.00 ‘Technology from Yachting to Architecture’ Prof. Dr. Mick Eekhout, Architect, Director, Octatube Presentation on ‘Technology from Yachting to Architecture’, Tensioned membrane structures; Fiberglass reinforced roofs for Rabin Center; Plans for Mediatheque in Pau in carbon fiber epoxy and Superyacht as a floating hotel in London. 15.30 – 16.00 Presentation to be announced 12.00 – 13.00 DAME Elevator Pitches of Category Winners Category 1 Marine electronics & Marine related software Category 2 Interior Equipment, furnishing, materials and electrical fittings used in cabins Category 3 Marina Equipment, boatyard equipment & boat construction tools & materials Category 4 Deck Equipment, sails and rigging Category 5 Clothing and crew accessories Category 6 Lifesaving and safety equipment Category 7 Machinery, propulsion, mechanical and electrical systems and fittings 13.15 – 13.45Optimized marine engine design Mr. John Pfeifer, President, Mercury Marine Purpose-built marine package delivers new benefits and features that optimize the overall value and performance. Pfeifer joined Brunswick in 2006 as president of the Brunswick Asia Pacific Group, and in 2008 was appointed president of Brunswick Marine in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). In those roles, Pfeifer streamlined the Company’s global marine businesses to drive enhanced levels of customer service and improved overall operating capability. In 2012, Pfeifer was appointed vice president – global operations for Mercury Marine. In that position, he was responsible for all of Mercury’s global operations, which combined material supply with manufacturing and distribution to enable a more streamlined and effective operations group. During his tenure, Mercury executed a multi-year manufacturing capacity expansion to better position the operation for growth and profitability. Prior to joining Brunswick, Pfeifer most recently held executive positions with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc. 14.00 – 17.00 ICOMIA Technology Seminar, powered by IBI 14.00 – 14.30 Energy efficient boats Mr. Nigel Calder 14.35 – 15.00 Next generation energy management systems Mr. Ken Wittamore & Mr. Will Godfrey, Triskel Marine Ltd 15.05 – 15.25 The evolution of the resin infusion process in yachts, trains and wind turbine blades Mr. Jorge Nasseh, Barracuda Composites 15.30 – 15.50 Rig design: be right first time! Ms. Sabrina Malpede, Ph.D. SMAR Azure Ltd 15.55 – 16.15 Advanced fire-extinguishing systems Mr. Robert J Aldous, Managing Director Fireboy-Xintex 16.20 – 16.40 Tubercles and their role in appendage design Mr. Guy Whitehouse, Whitehouse Yacht Design 16.45 – 17.00 Guide to the new RCD Mr. Patrick Hemp, ICOMIA WEDNESDAY 19 NOVEMBER 2014 THURSDAY 20 NOVEMBER 2014 10.15 – 10.45 The future of marine electronics Mr. Mike Wiegers, Vice President Consumer Engineering, Garmin Celebrating its 25th anniversary this year Garmin imagines what the next 25 years could hold for the marine electronics sector, drawing on their technologies from automotive and aeronautical sectors. Michael Wiegers joined Garmin in 1993 as an electrical engineer, acting as lead engineer in marine, handheld and automotive product design. He has served in a variety of leadership capacities in the consumer electrical, software and mechanical engineering areas during his tenure. Wiegers currently directs the day-to-day operations of the consumer engineering department. 11.15 – 11.45 ‘A boat is an autarkic building’ Ir. Atto Harsta, Architect, Managing Director, Aldus Building Innovations Presentation ‘A boat is an autarkic building’. As Innovation consultant for the building industry and architecture, owner of three sailing boats and specialist in sustainability, Atto will make inspiring connections between sustainable buildings and the boat industry. 10.00 – 12.00 Innovations discovered at METS 2014 Video footage of interviews produced during METS with exhibitors, by the flyer reporters team of IBI. 13.00 – 13.30 ‘Innovation of (super)yachts’ Mr. Ruud Bakker, architect, Sr designer at De Voogt naval Architects/Feadship Presentation on ‘Innovation of (super)yachts’, about minimizing details, the use of new materials, the increasing use of glass in yachts and a prototype of a `Royal` yacht. 14.00 – 14.30 Ir. Els Zijlstra, Creative Director Materia Presentation on`Innovative materials on land and in the water’, 3D printed boats, sails as facades, a biobased green boat, floating with cardboard and the new interior luxury Stage Presenter: Robert Wielaard, journalist, Associated Press Interviews done by: Ed Slack, editor, IBI Magazine The organisers reserve the right to change the programme or speakers should circumstances require.
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