What to expect 

Network with experts in the field and take part in a high-level agenda focusing on current and future sustainable antifouling solutions.

Conference agenda highlights: 

  • Sustainable coating chemistry
  • Future coating innovation
  • The fouling challenge - voice from the maritime industry
  • Global biocide/chemical regulatory trends and updates
  • Clean hulls - paints and grooming technology
  • Data-driven coating performance assessment
  • Biofouling  in aquaculture

Visit RISE and SSPA    |    Thursday, September 14, 2023

Add a day to your conference schedule and join us for a day trip to RISE and SSPA facilities and laboratories.

More info here

Kick off Mingle    |    Monday, September 11, 2023

On Monday the 11th of September from 18:00, we welcome all attendees to join a pre-conference mingle at Quality Hotel 11. If the weather allows, a small snack and drinks will be served at the rooftop bar. 

Pick up your ticket and voucher in the reception at Quality Hotel 11 any time on Monday the 11th. 

Keynote speakers

KEYNOTE: José Gonzalez
Energy & Conservation Manager, Stolt Tankers B.V.

KEYNOTE: Kelli Z. Hunsucker
Assistant Professor of Oceanography, Ocean Engineering and Marine Science, Florida Institute of Technology

KEYNOTE: Martin Koepke
Sustainability & Decarbonization, Hapag-Lloyd AG / Secondee at the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

KEYNOTE: Marit Seim
R&D Manager Fouling Protection, Performance Coatings, Jotun

KEYNOTE: Volodymyr Pashovych
Manager Product Development R&D

The program is now full and we are not accepting any further abstracts for speaker presentations. 

If you are interested in presenting at the conference, we welcome abstracts for the poster session. 

    Please send your abstract here: Submit abstract

    Event info


    Get inspired by the surroundings of the old Eriksberg shipyard in Gothenburg.  The conference is taking place at Quality Hotel 11 & Eriksbergshallen.


    We encourage you to book in time as tickets to the conference are limited.
    The ticket price, 3500 SEK (~€ 350), includes a full delegate pass for all conference sessions and side events. 

    • 30 + antifouling expert speakers
    • Pre-conference networking mingle incl. drink & small snack on Monday 11th
    • 2 networking breaks daily with snack buffet, coffee & tea
    • Lunch in Eriksbergshallen
    • Dinner and evening event on September 12th
    • Additional study visit to RISE & SSPA facilities on September 14th (registration is mandatory and spaces are limited. )

    Tickets are purchased upon registration and can be transferred to another person in the event the registered delegate is unable to attend. Tickets are non-refundable. 

    Hotel and travel costs are not included in the conference ticket. 


    To book your stay with the conference exclusive room rates, please be sure to book your room at Quality Hotel 11  by contacting the hotel and state the reservation code, 2032GR022751,  to receive the correct room rate:

    +46 (0)31 779 11 11

    Important times

    Arrive in good time for registration on Tuesday the 12th of September. 

    Registration opens: 08:00 
    First session starts: 08:30


    Event & venue

    Contact: Jennifer Ardin, I-Tech AB
    : jennifer.ardin@i-tech.se

    Contact: Carina Egeman, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden)
    : carina.egeman@ri.se

    Program & abstracts

    Contact: Emiliano Pinori, RISE (Research Institutes of Sweden)
    : emiliano.pinori@ri.se

    Contact: Markus Hoffmann, I-Tech AB