The global association for the ferry industry, Interferry, has just opened the call for speakers for the 47th Annual Interferry Conference. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘The Leading Edge – Elevating the Customer Experience and Sustainability’ and it will take place in Hobart, Tasmania on November 4-8, 2023.

Interferry is seeking proposals from industry leaders for their upcoming conference, centered around the theme of Customer Experience and Sustainability. Taking place in Hobart, Tasmania on November 4-8, 2023, the Annual Interferry Conference will once again provide a forum for the global ferry industry and highlight successful and leading-edge innovations.

“For speakers addressing the Customer Experience, we are looking for innovative approaches that both enhance the passenger experience throughout the customer journey and improve efficiency and revenue for operators. In the area of Sustainability, we will especially consider proposals demonstrating a decrease of the environmental impact throughout the entire lifecycle. In addition to emission reduction, we are also welcoming proposals addressing various types of vessel discharge, ship construction, maintenance, and refits, as well as onshore power and port practices,” says Mike Corrigan, CEO of Interferry.

According to Mike Corrigan, Interferry is looking for speakers who can present advanced solutions on the verge of – or in the process of – being implemented.

“Today’s challenges require tangible actions, and we are happy to provide a global platform for discussions and information exchange so that the entire industry can learn and improve. We believe that our industry is “Stronger Together” when we work collectively to embrace opportunities, overcome challenges and share our knowledge. Our 47th Annual Interferry Conference on November 4-8 in Hobart, Tasmania, will once more gather industry leaders and visionaries from around the world who share our passion for ferry transportation”, says Mike Corrigan.

Interferry encourages all interested parties to submit proposals that align with the program’s theme until May 30, 2023, through the Interferry website. Selected speakers will be notified by mid-July. Priority consideration for speaking slots will be given to Interferry members and conference sponsors, subject to the merits of their respective submissions.

Submit your proposal here on the Call for Speakers page on the conference website.

On a further note, Interferry announces that the presentations from the 2022 Annual Interferry Conference in Seattle can now be viewed publicly at