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IMarEST Annual Conference 2021

Starting on Monday, 28th June 2021 until Friday, 9th July 2021

Building on the success of 2020, which attracted over 30 sessions, 65 speakers and 3,000 delegates from more than 90 countries, the two week online IMarEST Annual Conference 2021 will feature multiple streams exploring many of the big topics across marine engineering, science & technology. Attendance is free for IMarEST members*.

The conference will utilise a mixture of live formats to provide delegates a flexible and unrivalled opportunity to participate in debates, to learn about subjects outside their day-to-day work, and to make new professional connections.

Conference Streams & Programme
The conference programme, which will be published soon, will cover a range of streams, including:

  • Latest insights from the Blue Economy

  • The Human Element - spotlight on seafarers

  • Progress & pathways towards decarbonisation

  • Digitalisation & innovation in the Marine Sector

  • Environmental developments in marine activities

  • Safeguarding the ocean environment

  • Navigating towards Net Zero

  • New currents in naval and defence engineering

  • Operations and compliance in ballast water management

  • Embarking on the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

  • Servicing the offshore oil and gas sector

  • Marine renewables and enabling the energy transition


The Online IMarEST Conference Experience

The Annual Conference will take place online using the IMarEST's online conference platform, with speakers and delegates able to attend, and network with each other, from anywhere in the world.
Key features include:

  • Flexible 2-week conference programme of multiple live sessions per day, with the ability to ask your questions to our speakers.

  • Dedicated networking sessions where you can explore and connect with fellow delegates, speakers and sponsors.

  • Exclusive on demand access to sessions via IMarEST TV for 6 months after the conference.

  • Virtual exhibition area to connect with sponsors and supporting organisations.

  • Easy access to the conference platform via your computer and/or mobile devices.

  • IMarEST CPD-recognised Certificate of Attendance following the conference.

* Attendance is free for all IMarEST members who have renewed their membership for the current membership year (1 Oct 2020- 30 Sep 2021). The cut-off for those still yet to renew their membership for this year is 1 June 2021. A non-member offer is also available for attendance at the conference.