Every year, the Italian Marine Industry Association organises the SATEC Convention, a key meeting point for Association member companies as well as an opportunity for insightful dialogue between entrepreneurs, industry operators, institutions and the press.

The Convention is structured in three stages: the Italian Marine Industry Association Members’ Meeting,, the “Pionieri della Nautica” and the roundtable that provides an in-depth analysis of domestic and foreign market scenarios and provides an overview of trends and innovations across the sector.

The Boating Industry Pioneers Award established by the Italian Marine Industry Association in 1988, and which has enjoyed the patronage of the Italian Ministry for Economic Development, since 2007, is an opportunity to acknowledge the commitment, dedication and skills of the entrepreneurs, managers, professionals, designers and journalists who have passionately believed and continue to believe in this sector, contributing significantly to its growth and affirmation in international markets.

This year, the 2022 SATEC Convention was held in Viareggio on 20 and 21 May.

The first day, 20th May, was dedicated to the General Assembly of the Italian Marine Industry Association Members and ended with the awarding ceremony for the 31st edition of the  Boating Industry Pioneers Award” which acknowledges managers, journalists, designers and professionals who have contributed significantly to the history of Italian yachting.

On the morning of Saturday 21st May, at 10.00 am a conference entitled ‘La Nautica, un’industria di filiera’(The Yachting Sector, a supply chain industry) was held at the Convention venue  Il Principino, located in Viareggio. ”.