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AUSTRALIA: Precincts keynote sets scene for Marinas24

The keynote Designing Marina Precincts is set to be the highlight of the Marinas24 conference (Royal International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland 27-29 May).

Marina precincts are lifestyle precincts that enhance the boating experience by blending boat storage and maintenance facilities with ancillary services such as retail spaces, dining and entertainment, accommodation, water sport activities and meeting and event spaces.
James Tuma, managing partner at leading planning and design consultant Urbis, brings together a panel of experts with hands on experience in delivering some of the most successful marina precincts: Joe Ueberroth, creator of Dana Point Marina, California; Greg Shaw CEO Mulpha, developer of Sanctuary Cove and Hayman Island; and Bryan Finney, CEO of the greenfield development North Harbour in Burpengary. Together, they will share how marina precincts can drive profitability by increasing land use efficiency and deepening customer engagement by creating a harmonious blend of integrated services that considers functionality, aesthetics, sustainability and a broad market.
Marinas24 chair Mike Harvey comments: “James Tuma is the ideal chair for this session. He has experience working on some very high profile marine facility projects, including Brisbane’s Queens Wharf, Darling Harbour and Howard Smith Wharves. James has the knowledge and capability to draw out what the audience needs to hear.”
Tuma describes the session as “invaluable”. “Done well, marina precincts create additional and diversified income streams that increase customer engagement, satisfaction and longevity. They expand the market potential by opening the precinct for use by non-boaters who also seek to be part of the boating lifestyle and setting,” he says. “You’d rarely get an opportunity to hear from a panel like this – the combined experience and passion from this panel will be incredibly inspiring for all who are fortunate to be there.”
To attend the event: www.marinas-24.com

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