The 4th World Maritime Technology Conference
St-Petersburg (Russia) will host the 4th World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) at the Park Inn Pukovskaya, from 29 May to 01 June 2012.
The 4th WMTC will feature a peer-reviewed technical conference, a limited exhibition, social program and other networking opportunities for marine and maritime professionals around the world.
The World Maritime Technology Conference is the triennial event of the World Maritime Technology Congress. The congress is a collection of 24 international maritime associations, societies and institutes from around the world who come together to debate the professional and technical issues that affect the marine environment.
“There is no doubt that we need support from around the world,” said Vladimir L Alexandrov, President Science & Technology Society of Shipbuilders of the Russian Federation (NTOS named after A.N. Krylov) explaining why Russia looks forward to hosting the WMTC 2012
“We have been preparing for the past two years for WMTC 2012 and look forward to welcoming the marine, maritime and offshore communities to St Petersburg. We have very positive views about the support available from shipbuilders and marine engineers from all over the world.”
With its theme “Uniting Ideas for a Global Future”, WMTC 2012 is supported by 25 key maritime organizations from around the world including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, UK and USA.
Endorsed by Igor Sechin, Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation and Chairman of both the United Shipbuilding Corporation and Rosneft, and six ministries of the Russian Federation, the WMTC 2012 is set to attract all sectors of the global shipbuilding; marine science, technology and engineering; offshore oil and gas; maritime defense; ports and harbors and marine renewable energy industries.
Hosted by NTOS (Science & Technology Society of Shipbuilders of the Russian Federation), and organized in partnership with Reed Exhibitions’ Energy and Marine Group, this is the fourth in the triennial WMTC series. Previous events have been held in San Francisco (2003), London (2006) and Mumbai (2009).