International Conference on Marine Engineering and Technology Oman 2019

Posted On: 04-10-2019

Seven esteemed professionals from across the marine industry are confirmed to give keynote speeches at the highly anticipated inaugural International Conference on Marine Engineering and Technology Oman (ICMET Oman).

The 2-day conference, organised by the Military Technological College (MTC), in collaboration with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), will be held in Muscat, Oman from 5-7 November 2019.

The conference will explore innovative solutions to the future needs of the marine engineering and technology sectors, exploring topics from shipbuilding and sustainability to safe automation and cyber security.

Keynote Speakers

• Dr. Andrew Tyler CBE FREng FRAeS FIMarEST RCNC MRICS – President, IMarEST
Keynote topic: Solving the world’s marine challenges with engineering, science, and technology

• Mr. Christian Freiherr Von Oldershausen Dipl. Ing. - Vice President Segment Director Navy, DNV GL
Keynote topic: A pragmatic approach to regulating new technology

• Dr. Ahmed Al-Abri - Chief Executive Officer, Ports Management & Operation Company
Keynote topic: Safe management & operation of ports and future vision of Omani ports

• Engineer Ibrahim Al-Nadhairi MBA - Chief Operating Officer, Oman Shipping Company
Keynote topic: Green shipping

• Dr. Mohammed S. Al-Muqadam - Board Member, Oman Historical Association
Keynote topic: The role of the naval fleet in the Omani history

• Mr. Lex Nijsen A.P.A.A - Vice President, Head Four-Stroke Marine Sales, MAN Energy Solutions SE
Keynote topic: Future developments of marine propulsion – transition to alternative fuel

• Captain (Eng.) Awadh Al Mamari - Head of Engineering Support, Royal Navy of Oman
Keynote topic: From patrol boats to complex war ships - the challenges of strategic changes to engineering organizations in RNO

Delegates will have the opportunity to meet marine industry experts and gain insight into a variety of key topics and ideas on the newest technologies and innovative products.

The delegate fee is USD$345 (discounts available for members and students). Register to attend the conference here.


About Military Technological College, Oman

Following a directive by His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos bin Said, the supreme commander of the Oman Armed Forces, the Military Technological College (MTC) was created with the intent on becoming a Center of Excellence in the unique provision of education and training for Ministry of Defence (MoD) and civilian technicians and engineers in Oman. In 2013, The College started providing education for military and civilian personnel in a single technological college of a higher learning. The College is amongst the best in the field of military and applied non-military technical education and training providers, delivering all MoD technician education and training to meet Omani Operational Performance Standards (OOPS) and external awards requirements.

The College caters for the education of technicians and engineers for the Royal Army Oman, Royal Air force Oman, Royal Navy of Oman, MoD Engineering Services, with additional remit for programmes to meet the requirements of the Royal Guard, Royal Court, Royal Flight, Royal Oman Police and Oman Air.

The Mission of MTC is to deliver vocational trade, specialist, undergraduate and post- graduate engineering programmes in a well-equipped and high-quality learning and training environment, resulting in the acquisition of knowledge and the achievement of operational competence and effectiveness of all levels.

About the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
The IMarEST is an international learned society and membership body that brings marine engineers, marine scientists and marine technologists together into one multi-disciplinary professional body. The largest marine organisation of its kind, it spans 128 countries and works to promote the scientific development of marine engineering, science and technology, providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and upholding the status, standards and expertise of marine professionals worldwide. Members are able to gain professional registration through the Institute (such as Technician, Incorporated, Registered or Chartered status).

The IMarEST is an NGO with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and observer status at the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, International Hydrographic Organization, the London Convention/London Protocol (LC/LP) and the Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environmental Protection (GESAMP). It has special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC), which facilitates its access to other international intergovernmental meetings where its specialized marine expertise is of particular use, e.g., the United Nations meetings on Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the work of the International Seabed Authority on marine