Sustainability is the buzz word right now for many industry sectors across the globe, whether it be talking about financial sustainability or environmental issues. The marine sector has undertaken considerable work in this space and recently ICOMIA’s Pathways to Propulsion Decarbonisation for the Recreational Marine Industry has created a lot of interest and discussion in the industry. It was great to see that Boot Dusseldorf also hosted sessions in regard to this issue. The session moderated by Hillary Buckman, Owner of Australian based Ocean Magazine, attracted notable industry stakeholders. It was great to see Hillary involved as she has a real interest plus good knowledge concerning this topic.
Here’s what Hillary had to say:
“Moderating the Blue Innovation Dock at this year’s Boot Dusseldorf was a deep dive into the heart of transformative discussions, where industry leaders converged to chart a sustainable course for the future of boating.
Facilitating conversations with visionaries, such as Bruno Thivoyon, Joe Lynch, and a collection of different panels of marine experts, highlighted the industry’s commitment to decarbonisation and innovation. The engagement from the audience mirrored the industry’s passion for responsible boating practices. One of my favourite discussions was with the inspiring Emily Penn; an ocean advocate and a seasoned skipper but also an impassioned expert on the critical issue of plastic pollution.
Grateful for the opportunity, I’m inspired by the collective dedication witnessed at this remarkable event, shaping the future of boating towards a more sustainable horizon.”
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