The next Vessel Operator Forum is planned for May 22 and 23, 2019 and will be hosted by MARIN in Wageningen.

The Vessel Operators Forum (VOF) is a platform for ship owners, operators, designers, yards, suppliers, R&D-institutes  and regulatory agencies and class societies to exchange experience on operational aspects of ships and to discuss the common need for new  technology for future  ship operations. The Forum meetings will be combined with progress meetings of relevant joint industry projects initiated and supported by the vessel operators. The VOF meeting will be organised by MARIN and will be hosted by one of the members.  

VOF was officially launched on November 21, 2007 in Gothenburg at the occasion of the progress meetings of the Lashing@Sea JIP and the Service Performance Analysis (SPA) JIP hosted by Stena.