Congress Welcome Reception

Monday 23 March 2020
When: 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Where: Mona, Hobart
Dress: Business

To be held at the magnificent Museum of Old & New Art (Mona), the Welcome Reception is the official opening for the Congress. After arriving from Brooke Street Pier on Mona’s high-speed ferry, guests will enjoy an exclusive gallery tour before settling in to ‘The Void’ to enjoy Mona’s 5-star canapes and locally-produced beverages. Catch up with friends and colleagues and build relationships with key decision-makers in a highly sociable and unforgettable environment.

To sponsor this event, contact Sarah Ingram

Exhibition Networking Drinks

Tuesday 24 March 2020
When: 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Where: Exhibition, Hotel Grand Chancellor
Dress: Smart casual

The Exhibition Networking Drinks will bring together delegates, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and partners to network, share learnings and discuss the day’s proceedings over drinks and canapés, while viewing the latest technology and products on display.


Gala Dinner + Awards

Wednesday 25 March 2020
When: 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Where: Mac2, Macquarie Wharf, Hobart
Dress: Cocktail

To be held at Tasports’ fantastic new Cruise Terminal and entertainment venue, Mac2, the Gala Dinner and Awards is the social highlight of the Congress and the perfect way to celebrate 3 full days of networking, deal making and strategic planning. The 2020 Gala Dinner will also feature the announcement of the inaugural Young Maritime Professionals Pitching Competition winner.

Sponsored by NOVATUG

Technical site tour

Thursday 26 March 2020
When: 8.00am – 5.30pm
Where: Australian Maritime College (AMC), Launceston
Dress: Smart casual

We will visit the Australian Maritime College (AMC) at the University of Tasmania, on the banks of the beautiful Tamar River in Launceston. Globally recognised as being a centre for excellence, the AMC is Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research. The group will enjoy a guided tour of the multi-million dollar suite of specialist teaching, learning and research facilities including the Cavitation Laboratory, the Maritime Simulation Centre and Towing Tank and Model Test Basin. We will enjoy lunch at Josef Chromy Wines, listed as one of the Top 10 Cellar Doors of Australia, before returning, via coach to Hobart.


Partners program

When: Monday 23 – Thursday 26 March 2020
Where: Highlights include: Mt Wellington, Hobart CBD, Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, Port Arthur Historical Site, Bruny Island + more
Dress: Comfortable

The perfect way to experience the region’s natural beauty, culinary delights, history and culture, the 2020 Partners program will provide a great welcome to Tasmania and the IHMA family.

The daily touring itinerary for the partners program is currently being finalised. Partners will also attend the evening functions and technical site tour.

To sponsor this program, contact Sarah Ingram