The Tugnology conference came about in 2007 at the request of a considerable number of delegates who had attended the renowned ITS Conventions. Quite simply, they asked for a two day 'no-frills' conference dealing solely with tugs, to take place during the intervening years of the biennial ITS Convention. To date, events have been held in Southampton, Amsterdam, Antwerp, London, Rotterdam and Liverpool with ever-increasing numbers of delegates.
Feedback from these events tells us that the hands-on, nuts-and-bolts focus of papers, and the simple, to-the-point tabletop displays have proved extremely popular with delegates. The immensely useful information and interaction that Tugnology provides, together with the extensive networking opportunities at the event, have been shown to drive forward both business relationships and key elements of the development of the industry.
"Good sessions with interesting speakers. Good attendance of companies around the world."
Boudewijn Baan, Pon Power BV, The Netherlands
"Excellent papers, networking allowed enough time to not be rushed. Very strong turn-out."
Jaime Tetrault, Caterpillar Marine Power Systems, Germany
"Slick! Really well executed, thank you."
Richard Knight, JP Knight Group Ltd, UK
"Congratulations to the organisation team of Tugnology for another successful conference. Nice wide selection of papers and top level discussions."
Thiago Lemgruger, EASA - Estaleiros Amazonia SA, Brazil