iscAmsterdam RAI has revealed the list of speakers for the 2014 International Superyacht Coatings Conference (ISCC) to be held in Amsterdam next month.

No fewer than 24 industry professionals have agreed to share their experiences and inspire delegates from around the world at the B2B event, which runs from December 11-12, 2015.

The 24 speakers (full list available here) are renowned throughout the superyacht sector. Tom de Vries, managing director of the De Vries Groep (Feadship) and chair of the SYBAss Coatings Working Group, will be delivering the keynote speech.

Other speakers include Franc Jansen, director at Hill Robinson Yacht Management, on measuring the quality of coatings, while Joop Ellenbroek, managing director of Ellenbroek Coating Solutions, will cover three main topics: inspection and assessment qualifications, surface preparations and coating system maintenance.

One of the key themes of the conference will be a focus on the tools developed and how to ensure they are adopted in the right way to drive quality and ensure success. The event will also be an opportunity to examine remaining or new issues in regards to coatings.

Alberto Amico, managing director of Amico & Co, will be examining the role of ISO standards and ICOMIA guidelines. “It is clear that the superyacht industry needed to develop proper tools for coating evaluation,” he comments. “Without that, there is a high risk of seeing never-ending disputes on the standard of a yacht coating, with subjective opinions and judgments on coating appearance often used in improper ways.”

Another well-known figure is Ken Hickling, global superyacht business development manager at AkzoNobel. He will speak on the coatings aspects of yacht management, with an emphasis on contracting and delivery.

ISCC is organised by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss). Click here to register.