The NEXT GEN workshops combine key subjects with international maritime experts in dynamic panel discussions

Three one-day workshops held in Southampton’s Grand Harbour are set to run back-to-back, combining key subjects with international maritime experts in dynamic panel discussions.

The Next Gen 2019 workshops delivered by John Haynes are held 2nd-4th April and are relevant to workboats, pilot, patrol, search & rescue, fishing, survey, wind farm support, superyacht tender, training and charter vessel sectors. UK attendees include Border Force, Ministry of Defence, HM Coastguard and the RNLI. International attendees include professional and military organisations, boat builders, equipment manufacturers, service providers and classification organisations.

In recent years less people are expected to do more work and time is becoming scarce for everyone in the marine industry. Our focused one day Workshops are designed to deliver a unique mix of sessions that are highly relevant to all sectors. I have personally asked a number of organisations what are their most current issues and these have shaped the NEXT GEN 2019 programme,’ workshop lead John Haynes said.

NEXT GEN Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery on 2nd April 2019 is relevant to all people working on or near to water. Expert presenters highlight lessons learned and give viable methods to reduce loss of life at sea, in harbours, docks and marinas.

NEXT GEN Safety Systems & Equipment Workshop on 3rd April 2019 delves into future requirements along with integration of traditional and innovative systems into the maritime workplace to improve safety, communication and situational awareness.

NEXT GEN Shock Mitigation Solutions Workshop on 4th April 2019 focusses on managing the risk of operating planing craft in waves. Extreme applications have driven rapid development and cost effective solutions are now becoming available for lower speed vessels.

The fast-moving workshop style programme brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the sub IMO / sub 24 metre maritime sector worldwide and highlight potential solutions. The unique knowledge gained from NEXT GEN presentations and panel discussions helps to shape decisions that lead to improvements for in-service equipment and procurement.

‘When groups of maritime professionals get together their shared knowledge and experiences can improve both the performance of their organisations and the seafarer workplace. There is plenty of networking time throughout the day and the informal evening receptions enable lively discussion,’ John Haynes said.

There is a discount for members of British Marine, UKMPA, RINA, YBDSA, UKHMA, SSA. Supporters of the event include Southampton Marine & Maritime Institute, University of Southampton.

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