January 30, 2019
Always pushing the envelope of innovation and leading from the front, Dutch yacht design studio Vripack is spreading its wings in 2019 and taking its acclaimed VriThink’s Night Out on tour to the yachting hub of Dubai.
Organised in close partnership with the Dubai International Boat Show, and taking place on 27 Feb, this will be the first time Vripack’s pecha kucha-style event will take place outside of the studio’s hometown of Amsterdam.
The philosophy behind VriThink – Vripack’s open trend platform – is to respond to, and engage with, a new generation of yacht owners and their hunger for innovative design. Driven by a desire to revolutionise life on board, it successfully sparks debate by challenging the norm and harnessing change.
VriThink’s Night Out is an extension of this philosophy, one that gives a voice to expert speakers who shine a light on fresh approaches and exciting collaborations. A line-up of 12 speakers will each be given five minutes in which to deliver 20 slides of their choosing, with 20 seconds attributed to each slide. Fast-paced and dynamic, it elevates the more traditional mode of presenting and transforms it into a wholly exhilarating and fun experience. Same industry, different approach.
As the Middle East’s largest marine and lifestyle event, the Dubai International Boat Show makes for an ideal partner and second location for VriThink’s Night Out’s debut international performance – also known as VTNO Dubai.
“We’re immensely excited about hosting the Middle East’s first ever VriThink’s Night Out at the 2019 Dubai International Boat Show,“ Says Riju George, Portfolio Director at the Dubai World Trade Centre. “It’s one of the only events of its kind and its easy digestible format ensures that each and every presentation stimulates and inspires all those lucky enough to attend.”
Solco Reijnders, Program Manager of Innovation at Damen who will be presenting on ‘Co-creating our way through the challenges of today’ comments: “The VriThink format deserves to be replicated internationally. It is a great opportunity to spread good ideas to a broader audience. I believe that by sharing good ideas, great ideas are born. The marine industry is still quite closed and these types of events can boost innovation.”