HRH The Princess Royal to attend INEC 2016

Associations, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Exhibitions, IMarEST — By on March 14, 2016 at 9:36 AM
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attending INEC 2010 with (left) IMarEST President in 2010, Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB FREng and Cdre John Newell MBE RN, who was then Chairman of the INEC Technical Advisory Committee; both are Patrons of INEC 2016.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal attending INEC 2010 with (left) IMarEST President in 2010, Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB FREng and Cdre John Newell MBE RN, who was then Chairman of the INEC Technical Advisory Committee; both are Patrons of INEC 2016.

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal will be visiting the 13th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC 2016). INEC 2016 is being held Tuesday 26 – Thursday 28 April 2016 at The Passenger Shed at Brunel’s Old Station, Bristol, UK and is an Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) Learned Society event.

“We are delighted that Her Royal Highness, an Honorary Fellow of our Institute, will be attending INEC 2016, ” says the Institute’s Chief Executive, David Loosley.  “As Admiral Chief Commandant for Women in the Royal Navy we believe she will find the conference, with its theme ‘Engineering the Triple A Navy: Active, Adaptive, Affordable’ of particular interest.”

In the words of Cdr Matt Bolton RN, Chairman of the INEC 2016 Technical Advisory Committee: “INEC provides a unique and uncompromising forum for professional engineers and technologists from across the world’s navies, defence industries and academic establishments to share the very latest thinking and developments in warship and submarine design and operation.”

The biennial INEC, which HRH The Princess Royal attended in 2010, has a long and proud history. Over 300 delegates from nearly 20 countries are expected, including representation from navies at all levels; manufacturers and suppliers; and academics.

In addition to keynote addresses and over 75 peer-reviewed technical papers, more than 20 of which are eligible for the Sir Donald Gosling Award, designed to recognise young authors aged 35 and below, INEC has a small focussed exhibition, and delegates will be taking advantage of the excellent networking opportunities both within the exhibition hall, and within the social programme, which includes a reception aboard Brunel’s ss Great Britain.

The Principal Sponsor of INEC 2016 is the Babcock International Group together with Major Sponsors: BMT Defence Services, Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, and GE’s Marine Solutions.

Further information on all aspects of INEC 2016 is at www.inec.org.uk and from inec@figsevents.co.uk.  Online registration is now open; and all non-IMarEST member participants will be made complimentary IMarEST Affiliate Members for one calendar year, giving instant access to Institute services.

INEC 2016 Technical Advisory Committee and Patrons
The Technical Advisory Committee is a group of experts formed from the defence industry, academia and the military with the aim to develop and steer the technical programme for the event.

INEC 2016 Technical Advisory Committee includes:
• Chairman: Cdr Matt Bolton RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
• Dr Sal Ahmed, US Office of Naval Research Global
• Jens Ballé, ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH
• Lt Cdr Alex Davies RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
• Lt Cdr Rinze Geertsma RNLN, Delft University of Technology
• Ian Grant, QinetiQ
• Dr Alistair Greig, University College London
• Tim Hardy, BMT Defence Services
• Lt Cdr Ian Hassall RN, Ministry of Defence, UK
• Keith Howard, Babcock International Group
• Paul Maillardet
• Cdr (E) Mats Nordin RSwN, FOI Swedish Defence Research Agency, Sweden
• Benjamin Thorp, Rolls-Royce
• Dr Phil Rottier, The MathWorks
• Oliver Simmonds, GE Power Conversion
• Rear Admiral ME (ret) Klaas Visser, Delft University of Technology
• Capt John Voyce RN, Ministry of Defence, UK

INEC 2016 Patrons:
• Vice Admiral Sir Robert Hill KBE FREng HonFIMarEST
• Vice Admiral Simon Lister CB OBE
• Vice Admiral Dr Arie Jan de Waard
• Rear Admiral Nigel Guild CB FREng
• Rear Admiral (Ret) Ruurd Lutje Schipholt KNL OON HonFIMarEST
• Cdre John Newell MBE RN (Rtd), BAE Systems, UK
• Capt (N) Prof Dr hab Tomasz Szubrycht, Rector-Commandant, Polish Naval Academy

What is IMarEST?
IMarEST is the international professional body and learned society for all marine professionals. With over 16, 000 members in 128 countries, the IMarEST is the first Institute to bring together marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body.

In addition to a wide range of services, including publishing The Marine Professional, the Institute organises Learned Society events for its members and the wider industry, these include: the Engine As A Weapon International Symposia (EAAW); Marine Electrical and Control Systems Safety Conference (MECSS) and the International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC); the Learned Society events are organised by FIGS Events Limited on behalf of IMarEST.

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