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Maritime Project Management

24 February 2016, LondonHuman Factors shipbuilding

Marine vessels and structures are generally large technically complex, costly and traditionally low production volume items. A successful project requires the effective management of many different stakeholders; designers, fabricators, equipment manufacturers and regulatory bodies. Such projects are increasingly involving the management of multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams in different locations around the world.

This conference aims to highlight the key elements in successful maritime project management,  and to identify best practice and share experience that will help to deliver a benefit to the industry. 

RINA invites papers from, project managers, operators, researchers, designers, builders and class societies on all related topics, including:

  • Resources, processes and toolsMaritime Project management conference
  • The use of computer aided planning tools
  • Performance measurement & monitoring
  • Managing change
  • Systems engineering approach
  • Best practise and case studies
  • Intellectual property and copyright
  • Managing the digital assets & legacy
  • Education & training

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.

Submit an Abstract or Register Your Interest

Click here to register your interest in Maritime Project Management and receive updates as they become available.

Click here to download the call for papers.

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to  or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912.




Click here to download a copy of the Conference Programme.

Selected Papers include:

  • Successful Project Management of a Major Conversion Project, David Barrie, Seatec UK, UK
  • Business Driven Project Control ­ Does Quality Matter? Jon Lereim, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
  • Managing Design of Complex Ships, Robert Swan, ICE International, UK
  • Design Change Management, Mobile Landing Platform, Jackson Mohr, General Dynamics NASSCO, USA
  • Change management methodology or win-win strategies for Maritime Project, Tomek Glowacki, Ocean going yacht master, New Zealand
  • Ship Project Managers need to be Systems Architects Not Systems Engineers, Professor David Andrews, University College London, UK
  • Managing a Multicultural Ship building Project, Nicholas Bialystocki, Antares Shipping Ltd, Israel
  • The Role of Project Management during the Concept Design of Marine Artefacts, Ian Ridley, University of Sunderland, UK

Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT) By 25/01/2016 After 25/01/2016
RINA members £480+VAT = £576 £580+VAT = £696
Non-members £580+VAT = £696 £680+VAT = £816
Concessions (retired/students, etc) £300+VAT = £360 £300+VAT = £360
Principal Author £130+VAT = £156 £130+VAT = £156
Additional Author £480+VAT = £576 £480+VAT = £576

Register by 25th January 2016 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or CD-ROM will also be available for sale ( members £115 and non-members £135) after the event. If you would like to order a copy , contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received in writing two weeks before the event takes place will be subject to an administration charge of £200+VAT. Cancellations received after this time cannot be accepted and are subject to the full event fee. Delegates may be substituted; however this must be sent in writing and confirmed with the Conference Co-ordinator. In the event of cancellation of the programme for any reason, our liability is limited to the return of the registration fee.




VenueNorthumberland Street Photograph

The conference will be held at the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) Headquarters, 8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA.


The  nearest Underground stations are Charing Cross and Embankment

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Club Quarters

Club Quarters

Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue ­ less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.

The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members.  An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69). 

Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.

Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at  using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.

Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800

Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.

Hotels Combined

The RINA conference department does not get involved with booking delegate accommodation, however, if you need any accommodation during your stay in London,, the worlds largest hotel price comparison website, is offering support to participants of this conference. An exclusive 10% rebate is given to hotels booked via their website for all attendees.

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Attendance at Project Management qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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