Our Annual Conference provides our members with an opportunity to get together not only to discuss topics of mutual interest but also to create and build beneficial business relationships within our industry.

Throughout the day there are various presentations are given by top UK and internationally known experts to provide up to date information on a range of technical matters ranging from satellite navigation, electronic cartography, radar, electrical supplies etc, as well as speakers from outside the marine industry who provide useful business information.

In the past we have had speakers from the NMEA (National Marine Electronics Association), President of the ABYC (American Boat & Yacht Council), MAIB (Marine Accident Investigation Branch) along with many others giving very useful information about up coming changes in the industry.

We have had many speakers from investment bankers, solicitors and talks on available grants to help with your business.  Everyone who attends the conference comes away with very useful information.

Running along side is the apprentice competition with apprentices from local businesses and colleges sending the best of their best to partake in the BMEEA challenges we set.  Previous winners were apprentices from Bournemouth and Poole College and who are employed by Sunseeker International Ltd.

Following the day schedule is our Annual awards presented during the Dinner that follows in the evening.  Various awards are up for grabs so make sure you cast your vote when we run the competitions in September.

Next Conference is Wednesday October 19st 2016

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Winners 2015

Competition Winners

The ‘Product of the Year’, sponsored by Boating Business was presented by Peter Nash to Warren D’Souza of Yacht Surfer with their YachtSonic on-board internet system.

‘Dealer of the Year’, sponsored by Garmin Europe Ltd was presented by Nick Meadow to Chris Doran of Landau UK Ltd who won this award for the second time.

The ‘Newly Certificated Engineer of the Year’ sponsored by Raymarine UK Ltd and presented by Derek Gilbert was won by Simon Ward of Selcraig Marine Ltd.

Finally the ‘two person’  apprentice team competition was won by Ashley Cobb and Will Hicks, again from Sunseeker International Ltd, presented here by Nigel Vincent of Victron BV. The apprentices are studying at the Bournemouth & Poole College.

Newly Certificated Engineer of the Year sponsored by Raymarine UK Ltd and presented by Derek Gilbert was won by Simon Ward of Selcraig Marine Ltd

The apprentice team competition was won by Ashley Cobb and Will Hicks, again from Sunseeker Interational Ltd, presented here by Nigel Vincent of Victron BV. The apprentices are studying at the Bournemouth & Poole College

Yacht Surfer - Surf Sonic

Product of the Year 2015 Winner
Yacht Surfer – Surf Sonic

Peter Nash, Editor of Boating Buisness Presents Product of the Year Award to Warren D’Souza

For the second year, Landau UK Ltd won the ‘Dealer of the Year’  award received here by Chris Doran of Landau from Nick Meadow of Garmin Europe Ltd

Winners 2014

Product of the Year 2014 Winner BluefinLED for their Colour Change Dock Light

Product of the Year 2014 Winner
BluefinLED for their Colour Change Dock Light

The Directors of BluefinLED with Peter Nash, Editor of Boating Business

The Directors of BluefinLED with Peter Nash, Editor of Boating Business

Dealer of the Year 2014 - Ben Metcalfe of Landuau Nigal Craine (Garmin) presenting

Dealer of the Year 2014 – Ben Metcalfe of Landuau
Nigal Craine (Garmin) presenting

Newly Certificated Engineer of the Year, David Matthias of J D Boats Gailey Ltd, Derek Gilbert (Raymarine Left), Tim Morgan (BMEEA Chairman) Right

Newly Certificated Engineer of the Year, David Matthias of J D Boats Gailey Ltd, Derek Gilbert (Raymarine Left), Tim Morgan (BMEEA Chairman) Right