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We are delighted to announce that Opportunities in Superyachts, the 6th Annual Conference, will take place in Malta in 22nd March, 2018.
JUST CONFIRMED: There will be a drinks reception hosted by the Grand Harbour Marina on the 21st March (night before the conference) for all attendees of the Superyacht and Business Jet Conferences. The party will take place from 6.30pm – 8.30pm and transportation will be provided to and from the Intercontinental Hotel.
Now a firmly established event in the superyacht industry calendar, Opportunities in Superyachts will once again focus on the key issues of concern to superyacht business leaders; finance, regulation, safety, security, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, build and design.
Chaired by Andrew Charlier Partner, Global Head of Yachts & Superyachts, at Ince & Co. this year`s conference programme will tackle topics such as:
* Marinas in the Med
* Toys and tenders: how to make sure that superyachts are the centre of fun and entertainment
* Training and employment in superyachts
* Pleasure Yacht Guidelines
* Registry Update
Opportunities in Superyachts is once again expected to an attract an international roster of superyacht brokers, managers, builders, marina operators, lawyers, corporate service providers, registries, tax advisors and accountants, associations, from around the globe, making this a leading industry forum.
Opportunities in Superyachts is preceded by its sister conference, Opportunities in Business Jets, offering delegates with interests in both, the opportunity to network across associated industries.
For more information about speaking or sponsorship opportunities, please contact us now:
|08.00||Refreshments and registration|
Conference chaired by:
Andrew Charlier, Partner, Global Head of Yachts & Superyachts,
Ince & Co
|Session One: Welcome to the conference|
|09.00||Conference organizer`s opening remarks|
|09.10||Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference|
|Session Two: What are the opportunities for Marinas|
|09.30||Presentation: The Global Superyacht Fleet|
* Where are they?
* What do they do?
Simon Goodhead, Senior Project Manager, Marina Projects
|09.55||Panel: Opportunities and challenges for marinas|
Moderated by: Jeff Houlgrave, Marina Projects
Panelists: Robert Inwards, Inwards Marine
Eddie Woods, Managing Director, Trader Marine Yacht Services
Dan Hughes CMM, Chief Operating Officer, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd
|10.40||Refreshments and Exhibition|
|Session Three: Registries update|
|11.10||New guidelines for the registration of pleasure yachts|
Ivan Sammut, Registrar General for Shipping & Seamen
|11.30||The “Papers” where are we now?|
*International and other initiatives
*Transparency and impacts
Peter Brigham, CEO, Rosemont International
|Session Four: Superyacht Finance, Valuation & Sales|
|12.05||How are yacht financiers balancing potential risk versus reward?|
Anthony Buneta, Business Development & Wealth Planning
Head of Mega-yacht and Business Jet Financing
Société Générale Private Banking Monaco
|12.25||What data can tell us about superyacht trends & values|
Sam Tucker, Analyst, VesselsValue
|Session Five: Choose one of the following options:|
|Option 1:Training and employment in superyachts|
|14.00||Panel: What are the major developments impacting superyacht training and employment?|
*The Digital Revolution: Online video interviewing platforms
*Internship Programs and Hotel School Graduates being brought into the
Industry to upgrade the standard of entry level crew into the Interior and
Capt Andy Crawford AFNI, Acting Chief Executive Officer,
Professional Yachting Association
Thijs van Dooren, Managing Director, The William’s Club
Avnish Dhall, Pegasus Yachts
|Option 2: VAT workshop|
|14.00||What is happening in different jurisdictions such as France, Italy, Spain, Greece and Montenegro?|
Co-ordinated by: Alison Vassallo, Partner, Fenech & Fenech
Captain Andrija Simic d.o.o., Adriatic Yachting Alliance, Montenegro
Miguel Angel Serra, Albors Galiano Portales, Spain
Jennifer Timinis, OCEDA, Greece
Carla Bellieni, Studio Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni, Italy
|Session Six: Toys, submersibles, inflatables and tenders|
Louise Harrison, Triton Submarines
|15.00||Questions and Discussion|
|15.05||Panel: making the Superyacht the centre of fun and entertainment|
* Do Owners know enough about the range of products available to make
* Are safety procedures, training and regulations for these products
adequate and properly implemented?
* What more needs to be done to educate Owners and industry about toys,
tenders, inflatables and submersibles?
Moderated by: Geoff Moore, Managing Director, West Nautical
Panellists include: Louise Harrison, Triton Submarines
Vicky Farrow, Sales Director, Quintessence Yachts
Shelley Dowie, Head of Yacht Compliance & DPA, Rosemont Yacht Management
Patrick Byrne, Director, Scorpion Ribs
|Session Seven: The impact of Brexit on the superyacht industry|
|15.45||What will Brexit and any changes to the UK`s participation in the customs union mean for the industry?|
Panelists Include Ayuk Ntuiabane, VAT Director, Equiom
Alison Vassallo, Partner, Fenech & Fenech
Miguel Angel Serra, Partner (Albors Galiano & Portales), Spain
|16.30||Exhibition and Refreshments|
|Session Eight: Breakaway sessions:|
|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.
Roundtable topics include:Impact of the change in French social security rules
John Cook, ILO certified trainer of MLC inspectors, Lesia Indian superyacht market & industry
Avnish Dhall, Pegasus YachtsNegotiating yacht building contracts with German builders
HOST TBCHow can we generate positive media coverage and develop industry ethics that create a favourable image for superyachting?
Dieter Jaenicke, President, ISS & Chairman & Founder, VikingFlag Registries – What do clients look for when opting for a particular flag? And is there any particular bias in favour of offshore or EU flags when it comes to superyachts?
Chris Cini, EquiomCommercial Yacht Compliance Surveys – Challenges and Solutions
Keith Bugeja & Mark Savona, Transport Malta & John A. M. Ross, Malta Yacht SurveysSecrets of marketing to the super-rich
Richard Thomas, VP Marketing, StellarTOPIC TBC
Christine Cassar Naudi, Partner, GANADO Advocates
|17.50||End of conference proceedings|
|17.55||Drinks Reception in the Al Fresco Gardens, Intercontinental Hotel|
|19.30||End of Drinks Reception|
Partner, Global Head of Yachts & Superyachts, Ince & Co
Senior Project Manager, Marina Projects
Managing Director, Trader Marine Yacht Services
Dan Hughes CMM
COO, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd
Registrar General for Shipping & Seamen
CEO, Rosemont International
Société Générale Private Banking Monaco
Capt Andy Crawford AFNI
Acting Chief Executive Officer, Professional Yachting Association
Thijs van Dooren
Managing Director, The William’s Club
Partner, Fenech & Fenech
Miguel Angel Serra
Albors Galiano Portales
Captain Andrija Simic d.o.o.
Adriatic Yachting Alliance
Studio Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni
Managing Director, West Nautical
Sales Director, Quintessence Yachts
Head of Yacht Compliance & DPA, Rosemont Yacht Management
Director, Scorpion Ribs
VAT Director, Equiom Solutions
Christine Cassar Naudi
Partner, GANADO Advocates
ILO certified trainer of MLC inspectors, Lesia
Legal Director, Equiom Malta
President, ISS & Chairman & Founder, Viking
John A. M. Ross,
Malta Yacht Surveys
VP Marketing, Stellar
The Intercontinental Malta Hotel is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the heart of St. Julian’s, Malta, offering a private beach and water sports. Its central cosmopolitan location is ideal for leisure and business travellers. The towns of Valletta, Mdina and the Mosta Dome are within easy reach.
Intercontinental Malta Hotel offers 451 rooms elegantly decorated, which are spread over three exclusive floors with access to a private lounge located on the 15th floor overlooking St.George’s Bay.
Facilities available at Intercontinental Malta Hotel include Health & fitness centre, spa, shops, entertainment amenities, business services and dining options.
Rooms are available for attendees at the conference for the rate of 130 euros/night.
There are two drinks receptions associated with the Superyachts Conference
1. 21st March taking place at the Grand Harbour Marina hosted by Grand Harbour Marina, Bradburys and No 12. Taking place from 6.30pm – 8.30pm transportation will be provided to and from the Intercontinental Hotel
2. 22nd March at the end of the conference there will be a drinks reception that will take place in the Sky Gardens at the Intercontinental Malta and will be a perfect way to round off the event.