On behalf of the Organising Committee we would like to thank you for attending the Marine13 International Conference and Trade Exhibition, held at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre.

A special thanks is also extended to all of our speakers, exhibitors and sponsors for their invaluable contribution and support over the three days of the Conference.

We hope you found the Conference delivered an exciting, motivating and stimulating program and provided you with the opportunity to network with industry colleagues.

Click here to access the Marine13 Presentations

Media Release - Marine15 Announcement

Welcome from Darren Vaux, Chairman of BIAA

Combining the best of leading events within the boating industry, including Marinas and Boating Safety conferences, the Marine13 International Conference and Trade Exhibition will offer an exceptional program with an exciting list of speakers, including world-class international industry experts and domestic consumer brand leaders to over 500 expected representatives of marinas, boating businesses and boating safety.With the theme ‘Boating for the Future’ the conference is encouraging delegates, exhibitors and sponsors to drive change in innovation, technology, management, risk management and pathways to success in the boating and marina industries in Australia and beyond.Who should attend:

  • Manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and retailers of boats, boating equipment including safety equipment
  • Marina operators and associated marine businesses
  • Boating safety agencies including regulation and licensing
  • Marine media and educators
  • All levels of Government

Key benefits for attending are:

  1. Have your say in setting the agenda for the industry’s development
  2. Be inspired by leading commentators and understand your market demographics
  3. Bring your business up to date with the latest social media and technology
  4. Be spoilt for choice with over 50 sessions in multiple program streams
  5. Exclusive opportunity to expand your network with industry professionals and key government stakeholders
  6. Access to international speakers
  7. Understand the impact of new regulations and how to implement in your business
  8. Major business to business trade exhibition
  9. Talk with suppliers of new and innovative products and services
  10. Learn about successful business strategies to keep you ahead of the game

We look forward to welcoming you to this milestone event in Sydney soon. Organising Committee

Andrew Chapman
Marina Industries Association – President
Gulf Marina Management Pty Ltd – Chief Executive Officer
Darren Vaux
Boating Industries Alliance Australia – Chairman
Marina Industries Association – Vice-President
Boating Industry Association NSW – Chairman
Empire Marina Bobbin Head – Director
Colin Bransgrove
Marina Industries Association of Australia – Executive Officer
Nik Parker
Boating Industries Alliance Australia – General Manager
Jeff d’Albora
Marina Industries Association – Director
Clippers Anchorage PL – Director
Karen Baldwin
Marina Industries Association – Director
Royal Motor Yacht Club – General Manager
Mike Harvey
Marina Industries Association – Director
Runaway Bay Marina – General Manager
Neil Patchett
Australia New Zealand Safe Boating Education Group (ANZSBEG) – Chairman
Office of Boating Safety & Maritime Affairs (NSW) – Manager, Boating Safety
Andrew Warner
Boating Industry Association of Victoria – President
Boating Industries Alliance Australia – Vice-Chairman
Anchor Marine Pty Ltd – Director