Published: Friday, 16 December 2016

Sixteen participants from Hong Kong, Turkey and the UAE have successfully graduated from the Intermediate Marina Management (IMM) course, recognised by the Global Marina Institute (GMI), held in Abu Dhabi this month.

Intermediate Marina Management Course In Abu Dhabi Produces 16 Graduates

(Photo: MIA - IMM course in Abu Dhabi)

The IMM is led by in-region Certified Marina Managers and business professionals. The course covers essential topics for effective marina management including emergency and environmental management; finance, customer service and marinas of the future.

Graduates conducted an analysis of three Abu Dhabi marinas and presented their findings as part of their assessment. GMI Board member for the Middle East region Farrokh Golchin and Marina Industries Association CEO Colin Bransgrove presented the graduates with certificates of completion.

Two marina managers – Evertt Ucat from Al Bandar Marina in Abu Dhabi and Andy Savill from JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort Marina in Dubai – were also awarded the status of Certified Marina Manager (CMM) during the event.

“Having a growing number of CMMs in the Middle East region is very important for the growth of the recreational boating industry,” says Golchin. “An expanding number of well trained professional marina managers will not only strengthen the level of customer satisfaction and business success across the Middle East, but also strengthen the region’s marina training and education capability.”

During 2017, IMM courses under the GMI banner will be held in Australia, Thailand and the United Kingdom with another course in the UAE a distinct possibility.