The 47th Annual Interferry Conference: global collaboration

Attendees will have access to networking events and exhibitions

The 47th Annual Interferry Conference: global collaboration


By Amber Hickman |

The 47th Annual Interferry Conference will be held on 4-8 November 2023 in Hobart, Australia, hosted by ferry operator Spirit of Tasmania.

The event will bring together members of the global ferry industry from a wide range of international companies including ferry owners and operators; shipbuilders; designers and engineers; equipment suppliers and manufactures.

The conference will focus on the theme of "The Leading Edge - Elevating the Customer Experience and Sustainability." Customer experience-related presentations will demonstrate innovative ways to improve the passenger experiece that can simultaneously improve operators' efficiency, revenues, and ultimately profits. Sustainability presentations will discuss how the ferry industry can reduce its environmental foorprint on a total lifecycle basis, along with ways to handle the different types of vessel discharge, new ship contruction methoda, and maintanence practices ranging from on-the-run to refits and dry-docking.

The conference will be held at the Hobart Convention and Exhibition Centre (HCEC). Located within The Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart, the HCEC is the largest purpose-bult conference and events facility on the island of Tasmania. The conference will include coffee breaks and happy hours held in the HCEC and an open exhibition area for sponsors and exhibitors.

Some of the other networking opportunities available include pre-tours to Port Arthur and Bruny Island and partner tours to Bonorong Park and Puddleduck Vineyard. There will also be the Sunday Welcome Reception at the Henry Jones Art Hotel and Atrium and the Monday Neworking Reception at the Aura restauraunt, as well as a Farewell Dinner at the Wrest Point Hotel that will include a variety show and casino night.

A technical tour hosted by Incat and Wärtsilä will close out the conference, led by Robert Clifford, founder of shipbuilder Incat Tasmania and member of the Interferry board, and Incat managing directors Kim and Craig Clifford. 

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