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26 FEB - 2 MAR 2019

3.00pm - 9.30pm
DUBAI CANAL, JUMEIRAH

(NEAR DUBAI LADIES CLUB)

The ultimate yacht trend hunter

For the 1st time  VriThink's Night Out is coming to Dubai! The event will take place on the 27th of February 2019 and is hosted by the trend platform VriThink! in collaboration with Dubai  Boat Show.

During this very stimulating evening the presenters will show 20 slides and discuss each slide in 20 seconds. Finally; no more boring lectures or tiring presentations!

We offer you the experience of a dazzling range of speakers and you are warmly invited as one of our guests. 

Register now

WE EMBRACE THE SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY.

VriThink Experience

VriThink's Night Out is built around 12 catchy 5-minute-presentations and is held on the 2nd day of Dubai International Boat Show. The event offers designers, naval architects and boat builders the chance to show their fresh and creative work, ideas or concepts. This could be a finished yacht, a new design, a trend or any idea you feel our world needs to know about!


Registration is free of cost and it gives 1 day access to the Dubai Boat Show on the 27th of February. Register here

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Our Speakers

Captain Sean Meagher

Captain Sean Meagher

He has done it all - from the polar ice cap, to the atolls of the South Pacific

On Captain Sean Meagher’s last command, the MY Latitude, he undertook 3 historic journeys. In 2014 He led Latitude through the Northwest passage (east to west) and was the 216th boat in history to do so.

Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen was the first in 1906. In 2015 Captain Meagher led a second expedition through the passage this time west to east was the 9th boat in history to ever do so and was awarded Boat Internationals Voyager Award.

WILLEMIJN BERKHOUT

WILLEMIJN BERKHOUT

STAND UP AND WALK AGAIN

With passion for technology and the inspiration to help people, the multidisciplinary team Project MARCH designs and develops a new innovative and versatile exoskeleton every year. The exoskeleton is a motorized robotic harness that enables people with a spinal cord injury to stand up and walk again.  Project MARCH believes that by improving this technology every year, exoskeletons will contribute to the quality of life of wheelchair-bound people in the future. 

SOLCO REIJNDERS

SOLCO REIJNDERS

RiPL - CO-CREATING OUR WAY THROUGH THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY

Currently the maritime industry operates very much like a chain in which each player is a link. From the child’s game 'Chinese Whispers' we know that communicating along this chain is hard. Solco will present another way of working that leverages the knowledge of the eco-system and the principle of design sprints. Reducing the time, money and resources required to develop new products. Will this be the way forward to deal with the challenges of today?

Jeroen Droogsma

Jeroen Droogsma

Innovation Manager at Solar Sport One

RACE TO THE SUN

Contributing to emission free power-boat-racing, Vripack developed the world's first one-design solar powered racing boat.

With sufficient energy yield it is possible to cruise 100% on the sun and even recharge the battery at the same time. The boat is driven by an electro motor which powers the propeller allowing the V20 to speed up to 35 km p/h. Vripack has accomplished this speed, by adding foils to the hull of the V20. The foils raise the complete hull out of the water, thus reducing drag as much as possible. 

Ken Hickling

Ken Hickling

SuperYacht Industry Specialist

Sherpa 63

Ken has spent over 30 years working in the Yachting industry at boatyards and with materials manufacturers (Gurit, International, Awlgrip), and more recently is occupied as a Specialist Business Advisor within the Superyacht Industry.  During this time Ken has served as ISS President and is currently on the Superyacht UK Executive Committee.  He also works as a project leader on the ISO work group focussed on Superyacht Quality, currently leading a project to set a standard for the Assessment of Composite Rigs on Yachts over 24m.

Patrick Coote

Patrick Coote

Head of Family Office - KROSGARD

Superyachts that make sense

For years, people have used the phrase “a superyacht doesn’t make sense”, meaning that they’re expensive to own, expensive to operate and expensive to maintain; they take a long time to build, have limited capability and regularly sit in refit yards for months on end. A superyacht is commonly perceived as an emotional purchase that often results in the owner losing a lot of money very quickly. Well it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a far more logical approach to yacht design, construction and operation that can appeal to the client’s head just as much as his heart.

Daan Pol

Daan Pol

Founder & Designer at Ortega Submersibles

Daan Pol is one of the founders of Ortega Submersibles, reinventor of the small submarine. It all started as a boyhood dream, to explore the oceans with his friends. 

At Vrithink, Daan will share all the trials and tribulations about Ortega’s road to success. From 3d printed Submarines and underwater Augmented Reality Sonar Vision, to ultimately working together with the Navy, Daan will hopefully inspire you to boldly step into the world of the unknown.

Tahira Ahmed

Tahira Ahmed

BIGGER, FASTER LUXURY YACHTS THAT ARE BEING BUILT RESPONSIBLY

Composite yachts provide years of pleasure but creating them compromises the environment. Unique yachts are manufactured in moulds as big as the vessels themselves. These moulds are being disposed after the production which results in a huge amount of unnecessary waste. New tooling technologies make it possible to build entire hulls from panels. This removes the need for giant disposable moulds. Future owners should know that yachts can be bigger, delivered quicker, go faster and most importantly; built responsibly.

Joost Mertens

Joost Mertens

Since the industrial revolution design and production are based on fossil fuel driven mechanical processes. This mainly to reduce costs, increase production speed and sell higher volumes.

Now people are better educated and want  to be more involved and engaged with what they consume. Design Thinking is a method that give teams better insight of what people really want.

Hannes Schafelner

Hannes Schafelner

Zaha Hadid Architects

‘Having studied under Zaha Hadid with Patrik Schumacher at the Angewante in Vienna and working at ZHA for 13 years, Johannes Schafelner will be talking about their work and the design philosophy of it's limitless exploration and endeavour. These qualities are the foundation of every project ZHA undertakes, whether it’s realised in terms of form, function or materiality. The context of a project is explored to create something that not only complements and enhances the locality, but also exceeds the realms of possibility, to bring vision to life. Ambitious projects arise out of the exploration of new materials and time spent in pursuit of development and innovation.’

Meegan Jones

Meegan Jones

The Ocean Race

Since 1973, The Ocean Race has been sport’s ultimate test of a team. Considered the pinnacle of offshore racing, winning this coveted trophy has long been an obsession for the world’s best sailors – from Olympic champions, to pioneers and record breakers. The Ocean Race is uniquely placed to connect the urgent issue of ocean health to world-class sporting competition using the ocean as our racetrack. During the 2017-18 edition we launched an award–winning sustainability programme. In our presentation, we'll discuss how this mix of sport, science and social impact helped to spark a global movement against plastic.

Mischa Heemskerk

Mischa Heemskerk

DNA Performance Sailing

Mischa is one of the Netherlands most successful sailors. Winning 3 World Titles and 13 Vice World Titles in various classes, is supported with a degree in Mechanical Engineering & Composites, has 40 years of hands on experience in developing boats, foils and sails. Mischa continues to dominate and develop the DNA Foiling A Cat which is one of the toughest racing classes in the World. The DNA A Cat holds 6 consecutive World titles and is built state of the art autoclaved pre-preg with extremely high attention to detail. DNA is the co-designer of the foiling Trimaran DNA-TF10 implementing the proprietary four-point foil setup of their foiling A Cat.

OPENING TIMES

Tues 26 Feb - Sat 2 Mar - 3.00pm - 9.30pm