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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.

REGISTER HERE at the early bird rate of 250 euros

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.

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08.00Refreshments and registration
Conference chaired by:
Andrew Charlier, Partner, Global Head of Yachts & Superyachts,
Ince & Co
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.00Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.10Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
09.15Opening presentation
Session Two: What are the opportunities for Marinas
09.30Presentation: The Global Superyacht Fleet
* Where are they?
* What do they do?
Simon Goodhead, Senior Project Manager, Marina Projects
10.00Panel: 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
10.50Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: Registries update
11.20New guidelines for the registration of pleasure yachts
Ivan Sammut, Registrar General for Shipping & Seamen
11.40The “Papers” where are we now?
*International and other initiatives
*Transparency and impacts
Peter Brigham, CEO, Rosemont International
12.00What do different flags have to offer?
Lawyers from different jurisdictions to discuss different flag choices:
*Comparing EU and non-EU flags
*What are the potential benefits and drawbacks of different flag choices?
*Is using the French flag a solution to social security issue?
Session Four: Superyacht Finance, Valuation & Sales
12.20How are yacht financiers balancing potential risk versus reward?
12.40What data can tell us about superyacht trends & values
Sam Tucker, Analyst, VesselsValue
13.00 Lunch
Session Five: Choose one of the following options:

Option 1: Toys, submersibles, inflatables and tenders

Louise Harrison, Triton Submarines
14.20Questions and Discussion
14.30Panel: making the Superyacht the centre of fun and entertainment

    • * Do Owners know enough about the range of products available to make
    • an informed choice?

* 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

Option 2: VAT workshop

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: Training and employment in superyachts
Capt Andy Crawford AFNI, Acting Chief Executive Officer,
Professional Yachting Association
15.40Questions and Discussion
Session Seven: The impact of Brexit on the superyacht industry
15.45What will Brexit and any changes to the UK`s participation in the customs union mean for the industry?
16.30Exhibition and Refreshments
Session Eight: Breakaway sessions:
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.
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 Yachts
17.50End of conference proceedings
17.55Drinks Reception

Andrew Charlier

Partner, Global Head of Yachts & Superyachts, Ince & Co

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Simon Goodhead

Senior Project Manager, Marina Projects

Jeff Houlgrave

Marina Projects

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Robert Inwards

Inwards Marine

Eddie Woods

Managing Director, Trader Marine Yacht Services

Dan Hughes CMM

COO, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd

Ivan Sammut

Registrar General for Shipping & Seamen

Peter Brigham

CEO, Rosemont International

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Sam Tucker

Analyst, VesselsValue

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Louise Harrison

Triton Submarines

Geoff Moore

Managing Director, West Nautical

Vicky Farrow

Sales Director, Quintessence Yachts

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Shelley Dowie

Head of Yacht Compliance & DPA, Rosemont Yacht Management

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Patrick Byrne

Director, Scorpion Ribs

Alison Vassallo

Partner, Fenech & Fenech

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Miguel Angel Serra

Albors Galiano Portales

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Captain Andrija Simic d.o.o.

Adriatic Yachting Alliance

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Jennifer Timinis


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Capt Andy Crawford AFNI

Acting Chief Executive Officer, Professional Yachting Association

Carla Bellieni

Studio Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni

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John Cook

ILO certified trainer of MLC inspectors, Lesia

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Avnish Dhall

Pegasus Yachts

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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.

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Rooms are available for attendees at the conference for the rate of 130 euros/night. Please click on the link below:
InterContinental Malta Reservation Form Accommodation – Quaynote Communications

Sponsored by:

Meltia Marine