1989 International Maritime Exposition To Expand Its Exhibitor Emphasis
Official plans have been announced for the 1989 International Maritime Exposition, which is held in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME). In past years, the show's primary exhibitor focus has been the design, construction, use, and maintenance of large ships, military and commercial. This year, however, the exposition will include products, equipment, supplies, and services for vehicles and platforms of all types and sizes. Among the market segments being addressed are cruise ships, workboats, and fishing boats.
To encourage greater participation, SNAME has also broadened the scope of the technical program. In addition to theme-oriented minisymposia being planned on icebreaker technology and propulsion plant instrumentation, the number and diversity of technical papers to be given has been expanded. The Society has reduced the traditional 90-minute technical sessions to 60 minutes and is considering abstracts or papers on the following: successful applications of CAD/CAM, new methods to reduce propeller vibration excitation on ships, the "whys" of the blistering encountered on the USS Midway, vapor collection systems for coastal and river barges, and papers from Soviet presenters. The 1989 International Maritime Exposition is scheduled for November 15-17 at the New York Hilton in New York City. Show hours are 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on November 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on November 16, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on November 17. For exhibitor or attendance information, contact the Reber-Friel Company, 221 King Manor Drive, King of Prussia, Pa. 19406, (215) 272-4020.