Creativity is not perhaps the main attribute that you would expect to appear on the job specification for a mariner. However the ships on which they serve the cargoes carried and the equipment used on board are evolving and changing. So what is behind this innovation?
Whilst designers, architects, engineers and manufacturers are creating new ships, engines, products and services the seafarer is adapting. Is that it?
What makes one company more competitive than another? And how is it possible to choose a winner in the complex interaction of world trading markets? These were some of the themes which the UK Maritime Forum will explore in this conference on creativity and innovation in the maritime sector. The conference is being run by The Nautical Institute in association with the UK Maritime Forum, the world’s largest group of maritime professionals. In this sense the forum is an innovative catalyst which brings together designers, engineers, operators, brokers, managers, industrialists, navigators, underwater technologists and sea staff in this collaborative maritime venture and who know where this might lead? Most improvements come from those working in the maritime sector whether at sea or ashore. Creativity is not limited to public relations and arty presentations; it goes much deeper than that.
If you would like more information, visit the conference programme or write/fax for a brochure to
The Nautical Institute
202 Lambeth Rd, London, SE1 7LQ
Tel +44 (0) 20 7928 1351 Fax +44 (0) 20 7401 2817