PRINCIPAL SPONSOR FOR 13th INTERNATIONAL NAVAL ENGINEERING CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
The impressive list of sponsors for INEC 2016, the 13th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition, being held Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 April 2016 at The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol, UK has been boosted by the announcement of the Babcock International Group as the Principal Sponsor.Babcock, a supplier of support services to the navies of the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand and worldwide supplier of naval equipment, joins BMT Defence Services, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, and GE’s Marine Solutions as a sponsor of one of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology’s (IMarEST) learned society events and one of the most important events in the naval engineering calendar.
INEC 2016 is also supported by the US Office of Naval Research Global; The Royal Netherlands Society of Engineers (KIVI); UKNEST; The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT).
“INEC, with its wide range of topics and participants, is a significant date in our own events calendar and we are delighted to be the Principal Sponsor for 2016,” says Simon Knight, Babcock’s Naval Engineering Director. “It provides our team at Babcock with the ideal opportunity to involve and engage our graduate trainees and apprentices in an event which showcases the very best naval engineering innovations and cutting edge technologies. A number of our young engineers have written technical papers and are looking forward to the unique experience of speaking at the conference.
“We are great believers in supporting IMarEST and look forward to this fantastic event.”
David Loosley, Chief Executive of IMarEST said. “The synergy between the event and Babcock, a key member of the Aircraft Carrier Alliance team and responsible for over 50% of the detailed design work on the biggest warships ever constructed in the UK is obvious. We look forward to working with them, and their fellow sponsors, to deliver an impressive event in late April.”
INEC 2016, with its theme ‘Engineering the Triple A Navy: Active, Adaptive, Affordable’ is set to attract over 300 delegates from nearly 20 countries including representation from navies at all levels; naval procurement officials; commercial and military ship operators; designers and shipbuilders; classification societies; machinery and equipment manufacturers from prime contractors to SMEs; universities and other defence related organisations.
In addition to the keynote addresses and over 75 peer-reviewed technical papers INEC has 15 focussed exhibition stands and delegates will be taking advantage of the excellent networking opportunities both within the exhibition hall, and within the social programme, which includes a reception aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain.