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2018 April - Mari Tech 2018, Conference and Marine Exhibition, Victoria, BC, Canada

Posted: Sat Aug 19, 2017 4:45 pm
by The Dieselduck
Mari Tech 2018 - Honing the leading edge
Technical conference and Marine Exhibition
Victoria Conference Center, Victoria, BC, Canada
April 18-20, 2018

Its been a while since the West Coast of Canada has seen this annual gathering of marine professionals. Allot has happen since the last successful Mari Tech, hosted by Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering in 2011 - fast adoption of LNG and hybrid technologies, a blossoming new build program for Naval, Government and private owners. These days Mari Tech, is a big deal in Canada; a large event featuring exploration of many aspect of ship management, building and repair, and with the west coast''s mature marine industry this will not be one to miss.

Since 1976, the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering (CIMarE) has used Mari Tech as an invaluable tool in providing a high quality professional development experience for marine professionals involved in Naval, Governmental and Commercial shipping and shipbuilding operations and their service suppliers to learn and explore new industry concepts, or hone established ones.

Mari Tech 2018‘s theme is “Honing the Leading Edge“

Exploring emerging technology with an emphasis on design convergence and operator experience. LNG fuel, hybrid propulsion and bilge water management are sectors which have begun to mature; we look forward to sharing real world examples of this tech in action.

Hone: to make more acute, intense, or effective

Emerging Technologies are becoming mature, with operators learning from varied experience. Manufacturers and regulators are receiving feedback from end-users. It is the effect operational experience is having on emerging technology that we wish to explore.

Martin's Marine Engineering Page -, is once again, very pleased to be associated with the organizing committee, the Vancouver Island Branch of the Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering, for this great event and I extend a personal invitation to Mari Tech 2018. I love ships and I love technology, I will do my best to extend that passion to the conference.

Sponsorship, presenters and speakers opportunity are available now, and we usually run out of booths space pretty quick, so if your planning to reach a targeted audience of professionals involved in all things ships in Canada, you need to be here.

If you want to participate, visit the website or send me an email and I will make sure you get what your after. you can also join us on Twitter @MT18_Victoria


Re: 2018 April - Mari Tech 2018, Conference and Marine Exhibition, Victoria, BC, Canada

Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:04 pm
by The Dieselduck
Delegate registration is now opened ! Early bird pricing in effect until Feb 18, 2018.

It's the most active Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering conference I have been involve in, in 20 years of doing them: 24 exhibitors already signed paid up, two major sponsors - Babcock and Wartsila, numerous other sponsors as well - two key note speakers. This conference is going to be exciting by the way things are shaping up.

Have a look at and well see you there.

Re: 2018 April - Mari Tech 2018, Conference and Marine Exhibition, Victoria, BC, Canada

Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2018 7:38 pm
by The Dieselduck
Technical Speakers Announced
March 9, 2018

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, visit

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.

Re: 2018 April - Mari Tech 2018, Conference and Marine Exhibition, Victoria, BC, Canada

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:46 am
by The Dieselduck
Mari-Tech 2018
Honing the Leading Edge
April 18 - 20, 2018 | Victoria BC

The national event in Canada for the marine industry and its marine professionals

A Night at the Museum - limited tickets still available!
Tickets are still available for Mari-Tech 2018's evening event - A Night at the Museum! Join us at the world famous Royal BC Museum for an evening of networking with colleagues while learning about the history of British Columbia.

Tickets to the event are $125 CAD plus GST and include a grazing dinner and one beverage. A cash bar will be available.

Federal Marine Procurement Outlook Session

Don't forget to register for Public Service and Procurement Canada's federal marine procurement outlook session on Wednesday April 18th from 13:15 - 17:00.

This year’s session will provide an overview of the Canadian federal government’s upcoming procurement over the course of the next three years. Areas such as small vessel construction, vessel repair, refit and life extension, sustainment, vessel chartering, disposal and other special projects in the realm of marine equipment will be covered.

The session is free of charge but registration is required. Click here to view the agenda and to register.

Speaker Spotlight

Lindsay Johnston
Robert Allan Ltd.

Lindsay Johnston joined Robert Allan Ltd. in 2014 after graduating from the University of Victoria. She holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering, specializing in Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE) and fluid mechanics. Over the past four years Lindsay has been involved with a range of design and engineering tasks related to machinery, ship systems and heat transfer analysis. She is also a key member of the weight engineering group at Robert Allan Ltd.

Lindsay's presentation, Gas-fuelled tugs - a 10 year design effort from concept to working vessel, will take place on Friday, April 20 from 15:00-15:30.

Riccardo Regosa
Point Hope Maritime

Riccardo Regosa is a marine engineer with extensive international experience. Prior to launching his career in the shipbuilding and ship repair industry, Riccardo served for 10 years in the Royal Dutch Navy where he received his engineering education. Throughout his career, Riccardo has specialized in project management, operations and general management and he brings these skills as General Manager to B.C.’s locally owned and operated Point Hope Maritime shipyard in Victoria, B.C. Read more

Riccardo's presentation, Building a graving dock for future generations at British Columbia’s oldest shipyard, will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 14:00-14:30.

Ray Brougham
Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada

Ray is a mechanical engineer, and founder of Rainhouse Manufacturing Canada. Rainhouse began in 2001 and has evolved to specialize in engineering and manufacturing for the defence, marine and advanced manufacturing industries. Ray is active on the boards of the Association of British Columbia Marine Industries (ABCMI) and the South Island Prosperity Project (SIPP).

Ray's presentation, How engineering and advanced manufacturing will support equipment and systems on legacy ships, will take place on Friday, April 20 from 9:15 - 9:45.

To register for all the events visit for more details.