SNAME’s IMExpo combined with the Ship Production Symposium (September 25 – 28 in Boston) is expected to attract focused maritime professionals. The theme of the symposium is United We Stand. People, Processes and Tools Coming Together in a New Culture. The seamless integration of these systems, including the workforce development to support the systems and processes, is the key to the industry future. An exchange of ideas on this subject will be of the utmost value to the technical community. This conference is dedicated to the support and progress of United States shipyards, both commercial and naval.
The Technical Program will be packed with the latest developments in shipbuilding and ship design and will include a seminar covering the need for and implications of new security measures which need to be implemented by the industry to counteract potential terrorist threats to world maritime commerce and to the international trading nations.
Keeping in tune with the ever-increasing globalization of the maritime industry, the Banquet Speaker will be Keith Read, Director General of IMarEST, the largest international maritime technical organization, and he will be addressing the outlook for a greater and closer coordination among professional societies. No subject could be more timely, particularly as the preparations for the first World Maritime Technology Conference to be held in San Francisco next year are under way. This event will be organized by SNAME, with supporting sponsorship of a dozen major maritime technical societies representing virtually all of the world's major maritime nations.