In non IBF negotiation years, IMEC often runs conferences to coincide with its Annual General Meeting. Places are offered to members first, but a number of non-members can normally be accommodated to each conference.
The concept of IMEC’s conferences is somewhat different to many others. Delegates can attend free of charge, regardless of whether they are a member or not, but all delegates are asked to join in with the discussions.
IMEC takes a relevant subject to discuss during each conference. Previous topics have included training of future seafarers and legal issues in crewing.