Our next E-Lass meeting will be held 10-11 October in Pula, Croatia. Uljanik will host the event together with E-Lass and it will be very interesting to see Uljanik’s new vessels that includes a substantial amount of lightweight materials. I am most grateful for Vito’s presentation which I have sent out to all members earlier this year, however in case you missed the information:

Preliminary program (to be confirmed):

10th October 2017:

Vito has provided some updated information regarding the industry tour:

The industry tour will start at Uljanik shipyard (Pula) at 13:00 , then transit by bus to 3.maj shipyard in Rijeka (about 100 km from Pula) at 15:00-16:00. We will then start the tour at 3.maj shipyard at 16:00 (16:30) before going back to Pula 18:00-19:00. Dinner at 20:00. 

The tour will start 13:00 at the Management Building. – Confirmed!

Address: Flaciusova 1, 52100 Pula. (MAIN ENTRANCE) – Confirmed!

11th October 2017:

The E-LASS conference will take place at Hotel Park Plaza HISTRIA, Pula.

See our agenda (updated October 3rd)

How do I get there?

To reach Pula, it is recommended to fly directly to Pula (from April to November a lot of airlines opened), or to Venice, Trieste or Zagreb and then rent a car.

Trieste > Pula

121 km; 1 hour 50 minutes

Zagreb > Pula

264 km; 3 hours 24 minutes

Venice > Pula

287 km; 3 hours 27 minutes

Recommended hotels (see map):

Park Plaza resort (hotels Histria, Verudela, …)

Hotel Scaletta

Hotel Amfiteatar

Hotel Milan

Hotel Pula

I would like you to send me proposals for presentations as soon as possible. As usual, novelties relating to usage of lightweight materials in the maritime business are welcome. Not “too” academic and not too much of a sales promotion. Novelties of general interest to the business.

We welcome sponsors for the event (food and on-site travel expenses). Let me know if you would like to contribute.

Contacts and questions welcome at:



Best regards

Tommy Hertzberg