ICOMIA - International Council of Marine Industry Associations

11/28/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 11/28/2019 08:45

Invitation to tender for ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2022

Amongst our Marine Industry Association membership and the ICOMIA Marinas Group, we are issuing an invitation to tender for the hosting of the ICOMIA World Marinas Conference 2022.

The leading light in ensuring successful future developments of marina facilities around the globe, ICOMIA World Marina Conference (IWMC) is the key initiative of the ICOMIA Marina Group's Outreach & Support Programme.

Held biannually, IWMC is aimed at marina owners, operators, developers, consultants, service providers, Government officials, equipment manufacturers, nautical tourism promoters, and port and harbour operators and draws audiences over 350 delegates and speakers from around the globe. The Conferences are highly informative and relevant to global market trends, whilst the extensive networking opportunities are invaluable for on-going business success. The vast array of exhibits offer insight into the very latest in marina product development and technology.

In keeping with its global perspective, IWMC has been presented in the following cities:

  • 1993 Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 1996 Genoa (Italy)
  • 1999 Fort Lauderdale (USA)
  • 2002 Sydney (Australia)
  • 2005 San Diego (USA)
  • 2008 Ostend (Belgium)
  • 2011 Singapore (Singapore)
  • 2014 Istanbul (Turkey)
  • 2016 Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
  • 2018 Athens (Greece)
  • Upcoming - 2020 Dubai (UAE)

Tender Requirements

Parties interested in hosting WMC should contact the ICOMIA Secretary General for a copy of the conference MOU setting the relationship between the appointed conference host and ICOMIA as owner of WMC, and due to be signed on successful confirmation as a conference host. Furthermore, it is envisaged to apply the following process to appoint a WMC Host:

2020 May 01 - application for tender bids closes. Tenders to be sent to the ICOMIA Secretariat who will bulk circulate all submissions on the IMG intranet

ICOMIA Congress 2020 - IMG meeting where tendering parties will be given the opportunity to present their bid. IMG will then make a recommendation to the ICOMIA Executive Committee which will meet shortly afterwards

The confirmation as WMC host is subject to the conclusion of an agreement between ICOMIA and the appointed host to be signed no later than 28 days following the appointment of the host

Tender bids should be submitted in powerpoint format, limited to 10 slides. Applying hosts will be asked to pitch their bid during a 10-minute slot at the Congress 2020 IMG meeting. Proposals should include the following information:

  • Information about the applying organisation (name, city and country)
  • Proposed venue and date of event
  • Initial budget including sponsorship and delegate fees
  • Detail on global and local marketing efforts in promoting WMC
  • A strategy to ensure a broad local and international audience is present, consisting of authorities, marina operators and suppliers
  • If applicable, proposed conference organiser
  • Outline of support from local, regional and international organisations. These could be associations, authorities, media and providers of accommodation

The deadline for applications is 01 May 2020 - please email applications to Trudie Bloomfield [email protected]

Udo Kleinitz

Secretary General ICOMIA

Tel +44 1784 223701

Email: [email protected]