Today, the 30th CIMAC Congress has opened its doors in Busan, Korea. The Congress will last until June 16. It is a unique opportunity for stakeholders to keep up to date with what is happening in the large engine industry and to discuss technological challenges and solutions with other specialists and fellow colleagues. On behalf of CIMAC, its president Donghan Jin welcomed over 700 visitors from 28 countries. He wished the congress a successful course and the participants good discussions and exciting lectures. Congress president Kwang Hean An said that he is expecting climate protection to play a very prominent role during the days of the Congress. “All over the world, governments, politicians, societies, and not least the industry are searching for the right solutions. We must broaden our knowledge, constantly exchange ideas along the value chain and identify the best possible ways to achieve our goals. The CIMAC congress is the ideal place for that”, he said. Busan's Vice Mayor for Economic Affairs, Lee Seong Kweun, said he was particularly pleased that Korea and Busan had been chosen for the 30th CIMAC Congress.
In his keynote, Bo Cerup-Simonsen, CEO of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, shared his views on decarbonized shipping. He expressed the hope that decarbonization of shipping can be further accelerated and that the Congress will contribute to this. This is particularly urgent in light of the still rising freight rates at sea.
In total, more than 200 full presentations will be given during the five Congress days, alongside with discussion panels, poster sessions, an exhibition area, social events, and technical and tourist excursions. Very important to the organizers is also the personal contact and the opportunity for networking, across borders of all kinds. For more information about the 30th CIMAC Congress, the final program and more information, please visit the official website.www.cimaccongress.com