IMITFair 2014 welcomes the European Institute of Yacht Design as new partner on board.

With the European Institute of Yacht Design as new partner, the first international marine interiors trade fair and convention IMITFair 2014 gains additional importance as central focal point for the industry: The European Institute of Yacht Design, engaged in numerous ground- breaking projects all around state of the art yacht design, guarantees the visitors of the Marine Interiors Fair and Convention deep insights in central fields of innovation of yacht design.

From 14th to 16th October 2014, IMITFair 2014, the new trade fair for the interior and design of yachts, superyachts and cruiseships will be the international meeting point at HanseMesse Rostock, Germany – with the goal of supporting information, exchange and networking between specialists, providers, clients and competitors. This goal is now also supported by the renowned European Institute of Yacht Design, engaged in numerous cutting-edge and R&D projects in the key areas of yacht design, with its valuable knowledge and experience, including deep practical insights regarding innovation applied to the field of ship design.

Fabian Lorbeer, CEO of IMITFair organizer H2VC GmbH:

„We are very pleased about the partnership with the European Institute of Yacht Design for IMITFair 2014, as we have the mutual goal of bringing together the martime industry, education, culture and media. The interdisciplinary projects, but also the networking in adjecent areas of yacht and shipbuilding of the European Institute of Yacht Design guarantee a stimulating conference presentation and interesting discussions at the fair.“

Moreover, states Lorbeer, IMITFair plans to establish an online industry forum with its partners, like the European Institute of Yacht Design, for the time between the upcoming and subsequent fairs that is intended to become an important forum for debates on innovations and best practices of the industry and its players.

Ernesto Ortiz Rincon, Strategic Planning Director of the European Institute of Yacht Design, welcomes the engagement of IMITFair to set up an annual industry forum:

„It is our goal to shape and promote the discipline of yacht design and its strategic value, to provide support and information, as well as to strenghten the network between industry and academia. At IMITFair we meet representatives from many important international companies, as well as new representatives from small and medium-sized innovation leaders and specialists from adjacent disciplines. This concentration of interesting players in the area of yacht design is unique in this form – we are therefore delighted that with our participation we can support an ongoing and lively discussion in the market.“

IMITFair opens its doors to HanseMesse Rostock, Germany on 14th October. Until 16th October approx. 70 exhibitors present their products and services for interiors of sailing and motor yachts up to cruise ships. At the parallel conference the audience will await 13 presentations from internationally renowned speakers from companies, institutes and universities like Meyer Werft, Pierrejean Design, Doelker+Voges, University of Applied Sciences Wismar, Fraunhofer Institute and European Institute of Yacht Design, among others. 50% of the visitors are expected from Germany and 50% from abroad. The target group are specialist visitors like designers, suppliers, ship builders and ship owners.

Interested companies can still book one of the few exhibition packages. Interested parties should please contact Markus Koch at mkoch@h2vc.de! Members of the European Institute of Yacht Design benefit from an exclusive 30% discount on stand fees. For more information on how to benefit from this offer or on how to become member, please contact info@eiyd.org. For ongoing up to date information on IMITFair interested parties can subscribe to the IMITFair newsletter at info@imit-fair.com.