Ferretti Group chose the fascinating city of Dubai as the setting for the 2018 edition of "Convergence", a training event for about a hundred boating professionals from all over the world.
The traditional meeting, with professional training and refresher courses that the Ferretti Group dedicates to the captains and chief engineers working on the craft in its fleet, took place in the pearl of the United Arab Emirates, where tradition meets innovation, from March 3 rd to 6th.
The goal of the four-day event was to deepen with the audience technical topics relating to the complexity of use, the maintenance and the functionality of Ferretti Group boats, 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 measured themselves with a dynamic and entertaining treasure hunt set first in Bastakiya, the ancient district of Dubai, then in the Jumeirah mosque, and finally reached the city of Habtoor, opposite at the New Dubai Canal.
The grand finale, sponsored by the main partners, took place on the 5th March in the Arabic desert. Participants, divided into teams, fought in 6 different disciplines, from obstacle course to sandboarding, in the Desert VIP Camp. The "Convergence dinner", a magical dinner under the stars and surrounded by the panorama of the Al Awir Desert, sealed the end of the intense wonderful day. The Group’s technical partners took part every day with dedicated corners: H&B technics, Indemar with the Ocean LED and Kenyon brands, Seakeeper e Videoworks. The winning group received their award on the final day and participation certificates were handed out.