The IMarEST Annual Conference 2020 was held as a flexible two-week virtual event.
Building on last year’s inaugural event, the 2020 Annual Conference featured multiple streams covering many of the hottest topics in the marine realm, from the challenges of decarbonisation and a wider shift to greener, more sustainable ways of operating to developments in the naval sector and the outlook for autonomous systems.
Over the course of two weeks, IMarEST utilised a mixture of live formats – webinars, live debates, 1-2-1 talks with experts, and panel discussions – to provide delegates a flexible and unrivalled opportunity to participate in debates, to learn about subjects outside their day-to-day work, and to make new professional connections.
Although the change to a virtual format was made primarily in response to Covid-19, it allowed international members who ordinarily would be unable to travel to London and attend in person to fully take part in proceedings and bring a global voice to the event.
To maximise interaction and engagement, IMarEST encouraged all delegates to download their new event app, which will help them keep track of what’s happening when, take part in live polls, access supporting content and network with other participants and sponsors.