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Oct 2014


The Westin Bayshore 1601 Bayshore Drive Vancouver , BC V6G 2V4
Tel: (604) 682-3377
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Event Overview:

The annual Interferry conference is the longest running international event devoted to the ferry industry. For 39 years the conference has been held in venues around the world. Interferry has grown rapidly over the past few years, now consisting of 237 member companies from 38 countries. Members include owners/operators, ship builders and designers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, consultants, classification societies, shipbrokers, publishers and others with an interest in the ferry industry.

Interferry also represents the industry at regulatory forums. It has Consultative Status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and Observer Status at the European Community Shipowners Association (ECSA). Interferry has strong connections with other shipping associations including International Chamber of Shipping, BIMCO, the US Passenger Vessel Association, the UK Passenger Shipping Association, the Danish Car Ferry Association and the Canadian Ferry Operators Association.

Interferry's Annual Conference has an unrivaled track record of attracting the ferry industry's key decision-makers. At our 39th Annual Conference in Malta, senior-level executives representing a wide variety of disciplines will come to explore and discuss new ideas, markets, strategies and technologies.

Conference Activities:

Pre-Tours - Golf Tournament - Welcome Reception - Evening Reception - Networking Opportunities - Happy Hours - Farewell Dinner - Spouses/Partners Program - Technical Tour - Post-Tour

Attendee Information:

Why Should You Attend?

This year's conference is the premier event in the calendar of shipping conferences. The attendance of a great number of owners and top-level decision-makers in the ferry industry and the lively and interactive atmosphere brings about optimal possibilities for the exchange of experience, ideas and contacts.
Interferry's 39th Annual Conference promises to be the event of the year. The conference includes a program of highly informative speakers, a technical tour as well as several evening functions which are excellent for networking.

About Interferry:

Interferry is the only shipping association representing the ferry industry world-wide. There are currently 225 members (representing approximately 600 individuals) from 38 countries.

Interferry was originally formed in 1976 as the International Marine Transit Association in order to:

  • Research and collect information on developments within and affecting the ferry industry
  • Exchange information and technical data through an international network of members
  • Stimulate industry cooperation and advancement by providing a forum for people to share experiences and learn from others

In addition to facilitating networking amongst its members, Interferry represents the industry regarding regulatory matters. To fulfill this role Interferry has attained Consultative Status at the International Maritime Organization and Observer Status at the European Community Shipowners Association.




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