Published on: 11 April 2019
British TV broadcaster and marine biologist, Monty Halls, will deliver a talk on protecting the environment and the role marinas can play in that; at this year’s Marina Conference sponsored by Walcon, which runs from 24-25 April 2019 in Bournemouth.
Best known for his three BBC2 series ‘Great Escapes’ and multi-award winning series ‘Great Barrier Reef’, Monty has spent the last thirty years leading expeditions and projects in some of the most unpredictable and delicate environments on earth. His talk will look at how people, leaders and teams behave when circumstances change rapidly around them. Beyond the individual dynamics of the projects he leads, he will also explore the wider scale impact of our presence in these environments and the responsibility we all have when working along the coastlines and shallow margins of the sea.
Located at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel, the Marina Conference will bring together marina operators, managers and suppliers to share new ideas and perspectives for the marina industry to improve profits, reduce costs and get more people out on the water.
Hosted by British Marine, the event will feature a packed two-day schedule of interactive sessions, presentations from a wide variety of speakers and networking events.
Experts from across the sector will present on a variety of topics including: the marina customer from Ben Martin of HKS Architects, the future customer by TYHA’s General Manager, Jon White, how mental health awareness can benefit the marina industry discussed by Andy Foster of Growth in Mind and a talk on the latest anti-fouling initiative from British Coatings Federation’s Trevor Fielding.
There will also be numerous engaging panel discussions across the two days covering the latest matters impacting the industry such as: Brexit, Licensing, Red Diesel, H&S COP, Crises Management Planning and Marina & Boatyard Training.
Continuing the environmental discussion on day two, the event will encourage delegates to explore their own ideas and find out more during three specific breakout sessions; You and your site – choosing practical biosecurity actions, Meeting the challenges of Plastic Pollution and The Green Blue: A joint British Marine & RYA Environmental Initiative.
Monty Halls commented: “It is my great pleasure to be addressing the 2019 Marina Conference. Here is an industry that offers a gateway to the marine world and to freshwater systems for so many people. With this comes the real responsibility to set good environmental practice and I am very interested and excited to have the opportunity to meet the delegates and discover more about the industry now and the years that lie ahead.”
Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, added: “We are delighted to welcome Monty Halls at this year’s Marina Conference sponsored by Walcon. Sustainability within the industry is a growing matter of concern and top of the agenda. British Marine will continue to drive the discussion and encourage members to adapt their working practices to protect the future of the marine environment our industry so heavily relies on. What better way than doing this at our annual Marina Conference, as we welcome professionals from across the global marina sector.
“Now in its twelfth year, the Marina Conference will once again offer an array of networking opportunities across the two days and deliver great promotion of the work being done within the marina industry to provide the best service, facilities and costings.”
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