John Haynes AFNI FRINA - Workshop Lead

John has chaired a broad range of maritime conferences and workshops. Subject matter expertise includes 30 years professional sector training, consultancy and strategic product development. He has worked with over 100 organisations including military, SAR, police, commercial operators, designers, OEM equipment manufacturers and boat builders.

He is an Associate Fellow of The Nautical Institute, Fellow of RINA, Commercial Yachtmaster Ocean and Advanced Powerboat Instructor. Technical papers and specialist articles on future requirements and new technology for international publications include Ship & Boat International (RINA), Defence IQ, Maritime Reporter, Marine Link, Marine News, Maritime Journal, Seaways, Maritime Pilot Journal, Powerboat & RIB, Yachting Matters (Superyacht), Ship & Offshore.

He is founder of RIB & HSC (High Speed Craft) which brings together specialist craft, equipment and knowledge for professional maritime operators in the sub IMO / sub 24m sector worldwide. At Seawork 2016 he was voted Maritime Professional of the Year.


About NEXT GEN Workshops

The NEXT GEN programme builds on our experience of running specialist training for over 100 maritime organisations. Focused fast moving days bring together a unique mix of end-users, solution providers and maritime expertise. This knowledge helps to shape decisions that lead to improvements for in-service vessels and procurement of next generation systems.

NEXT GEN delivers accelerated knowledge transfer by conferences, workshops and specialist events that engage with a wide range of stakeholders. The aim is to integrate forward thinking individuals with new and experienced companies to develop technologies, products and processes that are viable and sustainable for the end user.

NEXT GEN provides organisations with relevant subject matter expertise plus an independent overview of how the sub IMO / sub 24m sector is rapidly changing. Attendees include end-users, commercial boat operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, mechanical & electrical engineers, naval architects, the defence sector, government bodies and maritime legislators.

Even long established organisations need to interact at the concept stage to ensure that industry understands their needs, now and in the future. For designers and manufacturers, NEXT GEN workshops enable discussions that help to define strategic product development requirements regarding high speed craft, marine and special projects.