|AGENDA (subject to change)|
|08.30||Refreshments and registration|
|Session One: Welcome to the conference|
|09.30||Conference organizer`s opening remarks|
|09.35||Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference|
|Session Two: Cruising destinations: West Med versus East Med|
|10.00||Presentation: Comparing the East & West Mediterranean:|
What do the stats tell us?
*Why is the East lagging behind?
Sam Tucker, Head of Superyachts, VesselsValue
|10.20||Questions and Discussion|
|10.30||Panel: Comparing the top Cruising Destinations, Yacht Hubs & Jurisdictions: How can the East catch up with the West Med?|
* A tour around the top East Med cruising destinations calling at Greece, Croatia, Cyprus, Montenegro and Turkey
* Comparing standards, facilities, crews between East & West
*What areas does the East need to improve to catch up with the West?
Captain Manthos Gaitis, MBA, M/Y Ouranos
Jennifer Timinis, OCEDA
|Session Three: Brokers Panel: Reviewing the year behind and the year ahead|
|11.45||Panel: Leading brokers take stock of sales over the past year and offer|
predictions for the next 12 months
Moderated by: Mike Taylor- West, Director, La Playa Insurance
Panellists to include:
Vassilis Fotilas, Sales Broker, Fraser Yachts
Dimitris Kyriazakos, Managing Director, Ekka Yachts
Tony Vamvakidi, Chairman, North Star Yachting
|Session Four: Focus on Duty Free Fuel|
|14.00||Panel Discussion: Duty Free Fuel in the East Med|
* Examining the options in Albania, Turkey, Greece, Croatia & Montenegro
|Session Five: Crew standards|
|14.45||Panel: The essential role played by crew on a charter boat.|
*What are the key areas for improvement for crew in the East Med?
*How can do we go about enhancing crew standards in the East Med?
*The seasonal nature of crew jobs in Turkey & Croatia and the impact of this on crew training, availability & standards
*The effect of different registry certification requirements on crew training
|Session Six: New build, refit & technology|
Jack Robinson, Superyacht Technology
|16.05||Panel Discussion: New build & refit|
|Session Seven: Champagne Roundtables|
|17.00||Roundtable discussions enable delegates to debate specialist topics of|
interest. Delegates choose the roundtable they join and each discussion is
moderated by a speaker or industry leader.
|17.50||End of conference proceedings|
|17.55||Walk to Drinks Reception on Roof top terrace in Athens|