EMEA Conference 2019

30 Sep. > 2 Oct.
Lisbon, Portugal


Vera Navis, SSI and NDAR,
Welcome You to the ShipConstructor EMEA Conference 2019
in Lisbon, Portugal on 30 Sep. > 2 Oct.

This will be a great opportunity for you to:

  • Check the latest new features on ShipConstructor and Enterprise Platform

  • Be inspired by Client Success Stories

  • Become acquainted with exciting new tools in the ShipConstructor Ecosystem

  • Sneak Peek into SSI (ShipConstructor & EnterprisePlatform) exciting new development projects

  • Plus, take the opportunity to have one-on-one meet-the-expert 30 minute sessions, and attend the ShipConstructor Special Recognition Award Ceremony.


The ShipConstructor EMEA Conference 2019 it will be at the Lisbon Marriott Hotel, Avenida dos Combatentes, Lisbon, Portugal. – Event Room: Casablanca.


  • Standard
  • Surprise Social Event
    October 1, Tuesday: Join us on a lovely dinner cocktail party in Lisbon! Option in the form.

Please note that all fees are VAT INCLUSIVE

The registration fee includes:
• Delegate bag with conference info and swag materials.
• Coffee-breaks.
• Lunches for the second and third days of the Conference.

Additionally, if you have selected the Surprise Social Event, this will include:
• Dinner on the second day of the Conference.
• Transportation from Marriott Hotel to Social Event and return to Marriott Hotel.

After submitting the registration form our team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.



Sponsor Levels

Free Attendees (includes Lunch and Coffee Breaks)246
Dinner Social Event Attendance
Swag Distribution in delegate bag
Merchandise with delegate bag
Speaker and/or Company BIO in conference brochure
Table/Display Space
Table Cards with Company Logo
Speaker and/or Company BIO on website
Conference communications mention
Company Logo Banner Roll-up
Coffee Break Sponsorship and Sponsor Pitch
Lunch Sponsorship and Sponsor Pitch
Social Event Sponsorship and Sponsor Pitch
Presentation Slot1 x 30 min.2 x 30 min.3 x 30 min.

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Confirmed Speakers

Denis Morais
co-CEO at SSI

Denis Morais

Denis has been internationally recognized for his published blogs, articles and papers and continues to provide insights on innovative solutions for the marine industries. He has worked for hand in hand with industry partners and SSI’s clients around the world to solve their most difficult business and technology challenges.

This depth of understanding of both the current and future state of technology and the business of shipbuilding serve Denis well as he leads SSI towards the delivery of innovative products and services.

Speaker at #scec2019

João M.A.C. Estevens Silva
Engineer at Royal Huisman

Speaker at #scec2019

João M.A.C. Estevens Silva

Following his MSc in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering from IST (Technical University of Lisbon) João started working with Vera Navis (2011-2015) where he gained experience in many areas of ship design and has performed as Owner’s Technical representative in shipyards in Serbia and Turkey.

Between 2015 and 2017 João worked as a Senior structural engineer at a Croatian engineering design office where he assumed leadership and coordination roles.

With accumulated in-depth expertise in a variety of shipbuilding software’s, João currently works at Royal Huisman’s engineering department.

Jonathan Evans
Composite Design Engineer at STRUCTeam Ltd

Jonathan Evans

Jonathan has a BSc in Marine Sports Technology from University of Plymouth (UK) and has been a design engineer working for STRUCTeam and an application engineer for CompoSIDE since 2013. He has been involved in the design of a varied assortment of vessels, from lightweight carbon fibre tenders, racing yachts, workboats and ferries.

Jonathan is also involved in the support and development of CompoSIDE, alongside training and support for users across the world for those who are developing their knowledge in design of composite materials.

Presentation Title and Abstract

CompoSIDE – Game Changing Software for Composite Marine Engineers

STRUCTeam, a group of structural engineers and material scientists who specialise in composite materials and regularly use FE software to run models and perform load analysis recognised that there wasn’t a software on the market designed specifically for composite materials. Working with software engineers, STRUCTeam’s composite experts imparted their knowledge and created CompoSIDE.

CompoSIDE is an integrated suite of web-based design engineering modules and data management tools. It possesses a dedicated modern scantling software module called YACHTScant, specifically for Yacht Designers and Naval Architects working with composite materials. YACHTScant provides a centralised environment for scantling of sailing yachts and motor boats according to ISO and DNV-GL classification standards as well as workflows to cover Lloyd’s and Bureau Veritas guidelines.

CompoSIDE possesses a database of over 1,200 materials and their associated properties, including glass and carbon fibre plies, resins, cores, metals and more.

This presentation will show case studies of CompoSIDE being used effectively in various marine projects and demonstrate its innovative features and its benefits to the user.

Speaker at #scec2019

Lambertus Oosterveen
CAD manager at Royal Huisman

Speaker at #scec2019

Lambertus Oosterveen

Self-taught CAD enthusiast Lambertus is CAD Manager at Royal Huisman. From window cleaner to AutoCAD master, in 1985 Lambertus joined permanently Royal Huisman as the 76th employee in the early beginnings of computed aided design with AutoCAD 2.0.

Lambertus has ever since been one of the main driving forces of efficiency and automation within Royal Huisman Shipyard by introducing the most modern software tools. In parallel, he has closely collaborated with Autodesk, SSI, and NDAR in the development of ShipConstructor or other tools.

Luís Batista
co-CEO at Vera Navis

Luís Batista

Co-founder and managing partner of Vera Navis, since 2009.

Holds a degree in Engineering and Naval Architecture from the University of Lisbon, Instituto Superior Técnico. After completing his degree, he worked at the German Shipyard BLOHM + VOSS in Hamburg as assistant manager of construction projects.
Served as Superior Naval Technician in the Navy between 2005 and 2007 in Directorate of Ships – Lisbon Naval Base in the Department of Maintenance – Division of Technical Sectors Structures and Platform.
Between 2007 and 2009 he has developed construction supervision team leadership roles for several Norwegian Clients building in Portugal, Turkey, Romania, Latvia, Serbia.

Matthias Grau
Account manager for the shipbuilding industry at PROSTEP

Matthias Grau

Dr. Matthias Grau (born 1965) has been with PROSTEP since 2003 and is currently account manager for the shipbuilding industry and head of the Hamburg branch office.
As Consultant for PLM Processes & Methods and Enterprise Architecture Management he also gained experience in other industries such as aerospace and automotive.
Grau sees himself as an intermediary between subject matter and IT experts, who can explain complex matters to non-experts.
His educational background is skilled worker for machining technology and academical grade of Dipl.-Ing. as a Naval Architect from University of Rostock before earning his doctorate in the field of offshore structural engineering at Aachen University (RWTH).

Nick Danese
Founder and CEO at NDAR

Nick Danese

Is the founder and CEO of NDAR, an applied research business established in 1987. Following a BS Mechanical Engineering (1981, University of Arizona) and a MS Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (1983, University of Michigan), a challenge-rich carrier continues to span research in riser failure due to buckling, America’s Cup and WRTW racers, gas turbine & jet propulsion for yachts, structural analysis innovative techniques, production engineering, etc. evolving to the current work in integrated process analysis, industrial ecosystem ROI strategies and IIIoT&S integration to support the overall ship design and production realm. Nick worked with SSI since 1991, and is the SSI Senior Partner EMEA since 2010.

Pedro Antunes
co-CEO at Vera Navis

Pedro Antunes

Co-founder and managing partner of Vera Navis, since 2009.

Has a degree in Engineering and Naval Architecture from IST – Instituto Superior Técnico of the University of Lisbon.
Frequency of Master’s Degree in Building Thermal Engineering from FEUP – Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto and Frequency of Master’s Degree in Aquaculture from IPL – Polytechnic Institute of Leiria.
Between 2000 and 2005 he was a designer at the APEN gas network company. Subsequently, between 2005 and 2007 he served in the ENVC – Naval Shipyards of Viana do Castelo in the AVAC discipline project between 2007 and 2009 he was Supervisor of new constructions for several Norwegian Customers building in Portugal, Turkey, Romania, Latvia, Serbia

Stéphane Dardel
Naval Architect at NDAR

Stéphane Dardel

MSc Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Science from the University of Southampton (UK), has considerable experience in all fields of the Marine and Yacht industries. In addition, during his several years at Design Systems & Technologies, Stéphane was an early user and key in the development of several specialized software programs, which NDAR continues to offer. Stéphane’s diversified experience includes project management at world-famous Espen Oeino Naval Architects and a key role in the genesis of several acclaimed motor yachts while working with Philippe Briand Naval Architects.

Tom Matthews
Key Account Manager at STRUCTeam Ltd

Conference Program (to date)

TimeMonday, September 30th – Day 1Tuesday, October 1st – Day 2Wednesday, October 2nd – Day 3
09:00ShipExplorerEnterprisePlatform Server
09:20ShipConstructor HelpSSI PLM
09.40Sponsor PresentationSponsor Presentation
10:00ClashManagerPEL & Equipment
10:20WeldManagement ReviewLabels & Styles
10:40Sponsored Coffee BreakSponsored Coffee Break
11:00WeldRevisions & non-Primary PHRevisions & Tasks
11:20Robotics: welding, cutting, shaping, etc.Distributed / Collaborative Work Environment
11:40ProflePlots MarineDrafting
12:00Sponsor PresentationSponsor Presentation
12:40Parts: finding, editing, history, etc.Synergies with other Autodesk products
13:00Sponsored LunchSponsored Lunch
14:00WELCOMESSI Road MapOther
14:20Afternoon ProgramEnterprisePlatformOther
14:40Latest & Greatest 1EnterprisePlatformOther
15:00Latest & Greatest 2Sponsor PresentationOther
15:20Latest & Greatest 3Other
15:40Sponsored Coffee BreakSponsored Coffee BreakSponsored Coffee Break
16:00Hull Effectivity – 1Project InsightsClosing remarks
16:20Hull Effectivity – 2Project InsightsMeet the expert one-on-one
16:40Sponsor PresentationSponsor PresentationMeet the expert one-on-one
17:00What’s new – from user demand/wishlistSSI NexusMeet the expert one-on-one
17:20SC 2020 – Win / Acad / NW compatibilityModel Lifting ComponentsMeet the expert one-on-one
17:40Modeling, Production, WorkshareUDAs: v2, global editing, etc.Meet the expert one-on-one
18:00Sponsor PresentationSponsor PresentationMeet the expert one-on-one
18:20Pipe & HVAC recent developmentsQuestion & Answer
18:40Round Table
19:00Surprise Social Event + Awards


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