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22 September 2014
IMarEST Calls for Papers for INEC@IMDEX Asia 2015

Singapore, 24 September 2014 – The International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX Asia), Asia Pacific’s premier international maritime defence show, will once again play host to the Asian edition of the International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC@IMDEX Asia) in 2015. The theme for the conference will be “Adapt and Transform”.

Co-organisers of the event, Experia Events and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) today called for papers on naval topics relevant to the Asia Pacific region. INEC@IMDEX Asia 2015 will address strategic security and safety issues, and present the latest technologies on naval platform design and developments through industry technical workshops. Held from 20-21 May 2015 at IMDEX Asia, representatives from navies, commercial and military ship operators, designers and shipbuilders, manufacturers, defence-related organisations and academia, will gather for this exceptional opportunity to gain insight into future technologies and developments. The programme will also be accredited for Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Prospective authors have until 31 October 2014 to submit a paper title and an abstract of between 250 and 500 words in text only. Abstracts will be reviewed by the Technical Programme Advisory Committee and selected on the basis of technical quality, relevance and their potential for generating discussion. Successful authors will be asked to produce and submit an extended abstract for the conference, and develop their abstract into a full technical paper of up to 4,000 words, with relevant illustrations. Full technical papers will be published online through IMarEST’s archive service or in one of the Institute’s journals.

Originally established in the UK in the early 1990s, this is the second time the prestigious INEC conference will be held at IMDEX Asia. The inaugural INEC@IMDEX Asia in May 2013 attracted more than 210 delegates from 13 countries.

IMarEST’s Chief Executive Mr David Loosley said: “With its attendees from naval delegations, industry and trade visitors, IMDEX Asia is an ideal place for the INEC to generate high-level exchanges and discussions on a wide range of naval technical topics relevant to the Asia Pacific region.”

Mr Leck Chet Lam, Managing Director of Experia Events, said: “We had an extremely successful partnership with IMarEST in bringing the INEC to IMDEX Asia in 2013 and we are very excited to be staging it once again next year. Technology in the naval space has gained giant strides in the last few years. The high-level discussions at INEC@IMDEX Asia will ensure that our delegates are kept abreast of advancements within the industry. This will no doubt add significant value and enhance the overall experience of our delegates”.

To submit a paper, or find out more details, contact IMarEST’s events department on +44 (0)20 7382 2702 or email events[at]imarest.org. For more information on INEC@IMDEX Asia visit www.imdexasia.com.