Ferretti Group’s 2018 edition of “Convergence”, a training event for about a hundred boating professionals from all over the world, has recently taken place in Dubai, from March 3rd to 6th.
The four-day meeting, providing professional training and refresher courses dedicated to captains and chief engineers, had the goal to analyse deeply technical topics relating to complexity of use, maintenance and functionality of the yachts in Ferretti Group’s fleet, involving the participants in active debates on current issues of the sector.
The classroom sessions, built according to an interactive and engaging format, through the active role of the audience and the use of live surveys, were focused on the following topics:
- “Yacht Data Integration in Dashboard Electronics – IoT and Cybersecurity” with the participation of the main sponsors Team Italia, Naviop-Simrad, Volvo e Rina;
- “Yacht Painting – Innovation and Maintenance” with the participation of the main sponsors Boero e Rina;
- “New Regulations on Emissions and Exhausts – IMO3” with the participation of the main sponsors MTU, Volvo e Rina.
All the panels were moderated by Stefano De Vivo, Chief Commercial Officer of Ferretti Group, and Ferretti Group technicians were involved too, adding further value to the experience of 94 participants.
On the second day, after the educational sessions, the guests took part in an entertaining treasure hunt set first in Bastakiya, the ancient district of Dubai, then in the Jumeirah mosque, and finally in the city of Habtoor, opposite the New Dubai Canal.
The grand finale, sponsored by the main partners, took place on March 5th in the Arabic desert. Participants, divided into teams, fought in 6 different disciplines, from obstacle course to sandboarding, in the Desert VIP Camp. The final event of the meeting was the “Convergence dinner”, under the stars and surrounded by the panorama of the Al Awir Desert.
The Group’s technical partners took part every day with dedicated corners: H&B technics, Indemar with the Ocean LED and Kenyon brands, Seakeeper and Videoworks. The winning group received their award on the final day and participation certificates were handed out.