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Ibiza Magna:new name, new management SPAIN: The concession and management of Ibiza Magna Marina on the Balearic island of Ibiza has been transferred to IPM-IMG Group. It will now be known as Marina Port Ibiza. With 85 moorings and ability to host vessels up to 60m (197ft) in length, the marina boasts 24-hour security and a broad range of value-added services, along with the privilege of mooring at the foot of Ibiza’s old town; a UNESCO IBEX 2020 going ‘virtual’ USA: The 30th International Boatbuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), scheduled this year for 29th September to 1st October, is to be a virtual-only event allowing the entire marine industry to come together in a new way as an online community. The decision was made to pivot the in-person show to virtual-only due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The marine industry will still be able to connect virtually with all the experts and product manufacturers at the new online event on the same IBEX 2020 dates. “The health and safety of our visitors, exhibitors and partners is our primary concern,” said show director Anne Dunbar. “While gathering in person is World Heritage Site. IPM has immediately put new operating procedures into play and from 1st July was welcoming international vessels without restrictions or quarantine. not the right decision this year, we will instead connect virtually. IBEX is known for forward-thinking education and allowing buyers and manufacturers to meet and do business. We are working to bring all that you expect from IBEX to an online format.” The details for IBEX Online: A Virtual Experience are currently being developed and registration will be announced soon. WORLD NEWS Counting costs of COVID-19 AUSTRALIA: A report released in late July by the Marina Industries Association (MIA) indicates an AU million reduction in marina revenues over the three-month period of March to May 2020. The data also indicates the negative aspect of the COVID- 19 pandemic have been greatest in Queensland and Victoria. Club marinas have been most negatively impacted, followed by commercial marinas and then boatyards. The most heavily impacted revenue generating areas of business were food and beverage (64% of all marinas) and marina wet berthing 52%. 89% of marinas experienced negative impacts during the survey period. 22% of marinas experienced some positive impacts, however, with demand for dry boat storage being the most significant area of increase at these marinas. The research was conducted for the MIA by Dr Mahoney and his team at Michigan State University, USA. One third of all Australia’s 312 marinas fully completed the survey providing a very robust set of data. Based on the survey results, 239 marinas qualified for Federal Government Job Keeper payments with turnover dropping by at least 30%. Approximately one third of marinas were forced to permanently retrench or reduce staff positions at their marinas totalling almost 600 positions nationally. At the time of the survey in June, 70% of Australian marinas anticipated negative impacts would continue into the 2020/21 financial year with an average estimated loss of profits of 20%. The report “Impacts of the COVID- 19 Pandemic on Australian Marinas” is available for download from the resource centre at - July/August 2020 15

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