IMLA28 & IMEC33 First Announcement

IMLA28 & IMEC33, Varna, Bulgaria

The 28th International Maritime Lecturers Association Conference (IMLA28) and 33rd International Maritime English Conference (IMEC33) is organized by the Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Varna, Bulgaria, together with National University “Odessa Maritime Academy”. IMLA28 will be held in 6th to 9th of September 2023 and IMEC33 will be held on 6th of September 2023 at Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy, Varna, Bulgaria.

IMLA28 constitutes a place where different groups involved in maritime training meet: the simulator users, the simulator developers, the researchers, the classification societies and the maritime authorities from all over the world.  It is an interactive global event that promotes an exchange of knowledge, experience, views, research results and the identification of common problems with respect to maritime education and training among participants from different countries representing their respective agencies and institutions.


IMLA 28 invites submission of papers on the following topic: MET MARITIME HERITAGE: Traditions and Perspectives.


  • PANEL 1: Navigation Simulators
  • PANEL 2: Engine Room Simulators
  • PANEL 3: Maritime English
  • PANEL 4: Maritime Cybersecurity
  • PANEL 5: Human Resources
  • PANEL 6: Talent Panel

Key Dates

Deadline for Abstracts Submission: March 20th, 2023.

Deadline for Full Papers Submission: May 1st, 2023.


To register, and for more information, click here.