“Safety is our Business”: this is the central theme of 2017 ETA Annual Meeting Conference, which will take place on the 8th of June in the Italian city of Trieste. The event will be focused on the different aspects affecting maritime safety and how the towage sector plays an essential role to reach the highest standards.

The conference will look into the different aspects of maritime safety, giving a prominent attention to environmental protection and humanitarian operations. Different high level key notes will set the scene and give participants a view on the latest EU initiatives to improve maritime safety. Among the speakers, we will count on the participation of Marrku Mylly – EMSA Director General and Mathew Baldwin – DG Move Deputy Director General who will give a picture of the current regulatory framework and EU actions to minimize risks. The humanitarian side of maritime safety will be analysed by Admiral Nicola Carlone – Italian Coast Guard chief of operations who is in charge of the Italian efforts to rescue migrants in the Central Mediterranean.

The afternoon sessions will be dedicated to the technical developments improving tugboats safety. Several ETA associated members will describe the new trends and technical innovations which shall make tugboats better equipped, safer, more efficient and sustainable.

But ETA Annual Meeting is more than its Conference. It is a great opportunity to debate on the present and future of towage, participating in nice networking events, meeting partners and stakeholders and enjoying 3 days of social activities in a family atmosphere.

This event could not take place without the generous involvement of our sponsors.

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