SKYDEX to Participate in Next Generation Workshops in Southampton UK, October 25 - 27

A unique program of three specialist events for the sub IMO / sub 24 metre professional sector is being held ‘back to back’ at the Grand Harbour in Southampton UK this October. The fast moving workshop style program brings together an international group of experts armed with the latest knowledge to identify problems that affect the maritime sector worldwide - and highlight potential solutions.

Next Generation SHOCK MITIGATION Workshop on 25 October 2016 focuses on shock mitigation solutions. Attendees include Professional and Military Organizations, Boat Builders, Equipment Manufacturers, Service Providers and Classification Societies.

Next Generation HIGH SPEED CRAFT Workshop on 26 October 2016 focuses on RIBs and high speed craft. Topics are relevant to Workboats, Pilot Boats, Patrol Boats, Search & Rescue, Survey Vessels, Superyacht Tenders and the emerging market for Unmanned Surface Vessels. Next Generation HYBRID MARINE POWER Workshop on 27 October 2016 focuses on innovative power and propulsion. The objective is to identify efficiency by all means. Hybrid concepts are modular and scalable which are also relevant to Offshore Supply Vessels, Patrol Vessels and Superyachts.

Workshop organizer John Haynes said, ‘Next Generation events are dynamic and relevant, with plenty of long breaks to encourage networking and knowledge sharing. We focus on viable innovation and using people’s time effectively. We also know that having the right people onboard is essential and there is no substitute for meeting the experts face to face when asking the hard questions. You should simply drop everything and be here if you have a burning problem or a great solution!’

SKYDEX Technologies Inc. is lead sponsor of the Workshop days. Based in the US, the company is a global leader in impact mitigation and cushioning solutions with technology installed in over 20,000 military vehicles and 6,000 marine craft. SKYDEX CEO and President James Taylor said, ‘Our proprietary technology is engineered to excel in the harshest and most demanding conditions. We are pleased to support this unique event that enables us to launch new products that are relevant to maritime professionals in Europe and worldwide.’

The one day Workshops are being held at the Grand Harbour Hotel overlooking the port of Southampton. Supporters of the event include Lloyd’s Register, UK Maritime Pilots Association, Shipbuilders & Shiprepairers Association and Southampton Solent University.

John Haynes added, ‘Boat builders and specialist component manufacturers now recognize that they need to work together to develop next generation systems that fit the rapidly changing requirements of modern fleets. The unique knowledge gained from these workshop sessions will help to shape long term decisions that lead to improvements for in-service systems and procurement of next generation vessels.’

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