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Delegate Registrations

With 3 weeks to go, over 325 delegates have already registered for the Marinas24 International Conference and Trade Exhibition (Marinas24).

If you have your delegate registration already, but haven’t arranged your accommodation yet, now is the time to book! The the conference hotel, the Rydges Fortitude Valley which is adjacent to the RICC, has only few rooms left over the period. Over 70% of delegates are staying in Rydges, so don’t miss out!

To book your accommodation, contact

Overflow hotels have been arranged, but the Rydges is very convenient and is sure to be the conference’s social focal point.

Wednesday’s Study Tour, which will take in four Brisbane marinas & shipyards, and the Superior Jetties Soiree Gala @ Howard Smith Wharfs are also filling fast and those wishing to attend these events are advised to contact

If you haven’t register yet for Marinas24, book your place now at

Program Highlights

The Conference Program has one of our best speaker line ups yet! The sessions will deliver relevant, timely and thought-provoking content designed to inspire delegates to capitalise on the strength of the industry.

Managing Lithium

The risk to marinas has increased with the increased use of Lithium-ion batteries in marine environments. This session will provide information about the different types of batteries, the importance of battery connections, the battery chemistry, what rules should have in place at your marina and response considerations if an incident involving lithium occurs.

The session will feature a panel of industry professionals speakers including Lyndon Turner, the CEO of Nautilus Marine Insurance, Mike Harvey CMM from East Coast Marina, Matt Ruwald of Allmarine Power Solutions, Murray Nystrom, Director of Australian Forensic, and Mark Halverson, Executive Manager State Fire Safety Section at Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES).

Designing Marina Precincts

James Tuma, Managing Partner at leading planning and design consultant Urbis, will bring together a panel of experts who believe that marinas aren’t just a place to park and maintain a boat, they are lifestyle precincts that can return considerable value to all stakeholders.

This panel brings hands on experience in delivering some of the most successful marina precincts in the country and globally. Back by popular demand, Joe Ueberroth, creator of Dana Point Marina, California, will join Greg Shaw CEO Mulpha, developer of Sanctuary Cove and Hayman Island and Bryan Finney, CEO of the greenfield development North Harbour in Burpengary. Together they will share how marina precincts can drive profitability by increasing land use efficiency and deepening customer engagement by creating a harmonious blend of integrated services that considers functionality, aesthetics, sustainability and a broad market.

Lessons & Learning

The Lessons and Learning Panel brings together industry experts who will discuss their own experiences (good & bad), including cyber security incidents, positive environmental initiatives, and weathering storms.

Karen Baldwin will explain the learnings from a cyber breach at RQYS, Martin Silk will share the environmental initiatives he has implemented across the d’Albora sites that has resulted in significant operational savings, and Andrew Rokstad of Ports North will rely his experiences on the recent storms and cyclones that batter North Queensland.

Chaired by Jayson McDonald (RMYC BB), this session will highlight the importance of information sharing between colleagues within our industry. From new ideas that could save you money, problems you never knew existed, to how would you react if a serious incident occurred?

Check out the full conference program here