Maritime conference comes to QEII

The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) will be holding the World Maritime Technology Conference (WTMC) 2006. It will be the first time the event has taken place in Europe, following its launch in San Francisco three years ago. Hosted by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) and in partnership with 25 of the worlds leading maritime associations, the five day "event": will take place from Monday 6th to Friday 10th March 2006. With 1,500 delegates expected to attend from around the world, the "conference": theme will be Maritime Innovation - Delivering Global Solutions and will promote industry solutions to industry wide issues while assessing the impact on global economies now and in the future.“It is a huge compliment for the centre to have been selected to hold an event of this scale and prestige on its first venture into Europe," says commercial director, Stephen Norcliffe. "And of course it is of great value to London as a destination. With fifteen hundred delegates attending from around the world, the economic impact on central London will be considerable.”

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