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ICOMIA/IFBSO 2022 Congress round up

At this year’s ICOMIA/IFBSO Congress, President Jennifer Thompson and Secretary General Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel welcomed over 50% of IFBSO’s membership. Despite the continuing travel difficulties and the high volume of international members, it was a pleasing result.

The three days of congress were characterised by a series of workshops, a speed networking session, a shipyard tour, the AGM and long overdue conversations and personal exchanges during coffee breaks, as well as the joint dinners with the members of the sister association ICOMIA.

The workshop topics focussed on event formats of the future which were complimented by the presentations of top-class key-note speakers, Andreas Carlsson, Niklas Axhede (Fredag) and Christopher Rosengarten (XShore).

During the industry visit congress participants were warmly welcomed by Magnus Rassy at the family-owned Hallberg-Rassy shipyard.

The AGM on Day 3 of congress saw the election of the officers and members serving on the IFBSO Executive Committee for the period 2022 – 2023.

Jennifer Thompson, affectionately known as the Zoom President because her presidency was marked by Covid-19, ended her presidency as scheduled. She was succeeded by Anne Dunbar (IBEX) after a unanimous vote by the members present at the AGM. Jacob Ryder (Svenska Mässan) took the position as Vice-President and Hanse Thorslund (Stockholmsmässan AB) was reconfirmed as Treasurer. Heiko Zimmerman (Yachting festival 365) and Jerry Flaxman (Atlantic City Inwater Show) were welcomed as

new committee members. Accordingly, the IFBSO Executive Committee is ready and set and looking forward to taking IFBSO to the next of service to the marine industry.

Marine Business News congratulates Anne on her appointment, and thanks Jennifer for her service to industry during some difficult times.

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