Technical Speakers Announced

The line up of speakers at Mari-Tech 2018 Technical Conference and Marine Exhibition has now been confirmed! This year’s technical papers cover a wide range of topics from experts in the marine industry which are meant to “hone the leading edge” …the conference’s theme.


Speaker Spotlight


Harald Tillung – Wärtsilä

Solutions for infrastructure and power transfer for hybrid operated vessels

Harald Tillung is the Business Development Manager at Wätsilä Norway. With his background in electronics and automation, he works with electrical solutions for several vessel types and has a thorough knowledge of complete system design from engines to propulsion. Recently, he has had the main responsibility for battery assisted systems and has been working with the new generation of electrical/battery ferries at Wätsilä. Harald started with Wätsilä in 2006 when Aker Kvaerner Power & Automation was acquired and has been working in international sales since then.

Harald will be giving his presentation at Mari-Tech 2018 on Friday, April 20 at 11:45.


Ryan Nicholl – Marine Renewables Canada

How to reduce shipyard boom and bust, reduce emissions, and grow the maritime economy with marine renewable energy

Ryan Nicoll is the co-founder and CTO of the ocean engineering consultancy and software company Dynamic Systems Analysis (DSA). Before co-founding DSA in 2006, Ryan graduated from the University of Victoria with a Masters and Bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. During his time at university, Ryan studied subsea robotics and this is where he realized the importance of and developed a passion for numerical modelling and simulation-based design and analysis.

Numerical modelling is a constant challenge: it requires finding the balance between accuracy and timely and meaningful results. Ryan is passionate about finding exciting new ways to exploit technology to produce high quality dynamic analysis software to strike that balance.

Today, Ryan has more than a decade of experience leading complex ocean engineering projects in ocean technology, marine renewables, offshore, defence and fisheries and aquaculture.

Ryan is also particularly active in the marine renewable industry and has been active in international standards development for over 6 years. He currently leads the team developing and updating international mooring standards for marine renewable technology.

Ryan will be giving his presentation at Mari-Tech 2018 on Friday, April 20 at 13:30.


To see the full technical program of 14 presentations, and all the various activities occurring during Mari-Tech 2018 Technical Conference and Marine Exhibitions, click here.


To register, and to obtain more information on how to attends Mari-Tech 2018 click here.



Need Accommodation?

Mari-Tech 2018 has secured special conference rates at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites and the Marriott Victoria Inner Harbour. Accommodation information can be found here. Both of these hotels are located close to the Victoria Conference Centre, the Mari-Tech 2018 conference venue, and the Royal BC Museum, where the Thursday evening social event will take place.


Limited Exhibitor Spots Still Available

A small number of Booth and Table Top space is still available. Book now to avoid disappointment!


Mari-Tech 2018 will take place in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, April 18-20, 2018 at the Victoria Conference Center. The conference is an annual gathering of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering, held throughout Canada, since 1976; this year’s theme is “Honing the Leading Edge“. You can register to attend here.

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