Marine17 speakers annnounced

The BIA is thrilled to announce keynote speakers and the new ICC Sydney, Australia’s premier convention, exhibition and events precinct, as the host venue for Marine17, 30 July to 1 August 2017.

Photography by Marine17

29 March 2017


The three-day event will bring together the marine sector leaders from state and federal governments and industry to discuss the key sectoral issues across the themes of boating business, marinas, boating safety and light commercial marine.

Building on the success of Marine13 and Marine15, Marine 17 is forecast to attract over 500 attendees and more than 70 exhibitors from across the Asia Pacific region.

The organising committee for Marine17 International Conference and Trade Exhibition is excited to announce the release of this year’s conference program.


“Marine17 has lined up a record 60 conference sessions covering the broadest range of marine industry topics ever presented,” said committee member Nik Parker.

“Delegates will hear from world-class speakers from the US, Canada, Europe and closer to home, discussing themes such as: international best practice in marina design and operation; masterclasses in small marine dealership management, marketing and creating customer confidence; debating the sharing economy and its impact on boating; lessons learned from boating safety messaging around the globe.

“Keynote presenters will demonstrate the power of online peer-recommendation marketing, challenge industry leaders to think about new models for boating promotion and answer the question: what to do with old boats.”

See the full line-up of speakers here

In line with the program release, Early Bird registration is now open. With fantastic savings on offer for individual bookings, along with substantial discounts on group registrations, now is the time to reserve seats at this outstanding industry conference.

Howard Glenn, National CEO of the BIA said “Marine17 promises to be the biggest and the best yet. The conference will continue to deliver the best intelligence, and the best information about the marine industry as well as a comprehensive look at what to expect in the years ahead.”

“There will be a lot of new content on offer in this year’s program, especially with the inclusion of the light commercial vessels stream, which will discuss boat hire and tourism and strategies to get more Australians on the water, like never before.”

Marine17 will run in conjunction with the 50th Anniversary Sydney International Boat Show, creating a 9-day celebration of all things boating. Marine17 will attract more than 500 attendees from across the Asia Pacific region to discuss Boating Business, Marinas, Boating Safety and Light Commercial Marine.

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