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The 3rd Annual East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum will once again be jointly produced by Quaynote Communications, the specialist conference company and producers of global events such as Opportunities in Superyachts, the annual conference in Malta, and Oceda S.A., the new Greece-based yacht services company managed by Jennifer Timinis, formerly of Hill Dickinson.

This international conference will bring together superyacht industry experts from across Europe and further afield to discuss chartering, marinas, crew and related issues in the eastern Mediterranean and beyond. The target audience includes yacht brokers, marina operators, yacht managers, lawyers, corporate service providers, yacht associations, yacht captains, owners` representatives and anyone with a vested interest in what the future holds for the eastern Mediterranean and a superyacht hub and destination.

For further information on this event please email or telephone 44 (0) 203 560 8154.

AGENDA (subject to change)
08.30Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.30Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.35Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
09.45Opening presentation
Session Two: Cruising destinations: West Med versus East Med
10.00Presentation: Comparing the East & West Mediterranean:
What do the stats tell us?
*Why is the East lagging behind?
Sam Tucker, Head of Superyachts, VesselsValue
10.20Questions and Discussion
10.30Panel: 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
11.15Coffee Break
Session Three: Brokers Panel: Reviewing the year behind and the year ahead
11.45Panel: 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
Adam Papadakis, Camper & Nicholsons
Tony Vamyakidi, Chairman, North Star Yachting
Session Four: Focus on Duty Free Fuel
14.00Panel Discussion: Duty Free Fuel in the East Med
* Examining the options in Albania, Turkey, Greece, Croatia & Montenegro
Indrit Fida, Oceda Albania Destination
Session Five: Crew standards
14.45Panel: 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
15.25Technology Presentation
*Are the East Med yards lagging behind in technology? If so, why?
Jack Robinson, Superyacht Technology
16.05Panel Discussion: New build & refit
Burak Baykan, Dogus / D Marin
16.30Coffee Break
Session Seven: Champagne Roundtables
17.00Roundtable 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.
17.50End of conference proceedings
17.55Walk to Drinks Reception on Roof top terrace in Athens

Michael Dunkerly

Fathom Yachts

Sam Tucker

Head of Superyachts, VesselsValue

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Jennifer Timinis


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Captain Manthos Gaitis MBA

M/Y Ouranos

Mike Taylor- West

Director, La Playa Insurance

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Vassilis Fotilas

Sales Broker, Fraser Yachts

Dimitris Kyriazakos

Managing Director, Ekka Yachts

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Adam Papadakis

Camper & Nicholsons

Tony Vamvakidi

Chairman, North Star Yachting

Indrit Fida

Oceda Albania Destination

Jack Robinson

Superyacht Technology

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Dedicated to providing an unparalleled level of service, the NJV Athens Plaza Hotel features contemporary rooms and suites, with unique view to the Acropolis, pedestrian & classy Voukourestiou as well as Stadiou streets. As a luxury hotel in Athens, our hotel is ideal for those who choose to be close to major tourist attractions, archaeological sites, shopping districts and museums such as the Acropolis Museum.

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