|AGENDA (subject to change)|
|Wednesday 27th March 2019|
|18.00||Drinks Reception at the Grand Harbour Marina|
|21.00||End of Drink Reception. Transfer back to the hotel|
|Thursday 28th March 2019|
|Conference chaired by: Jeff Houlgrave, Senior Associate, Marina Projects Ltd, Chairman Superyacht UK|
|08.00||Refreshments and registration|
|Session One: Welcome to the conference|
|09.00||Conference organizer`s opening remarks|
|09.05||Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference|
John A. Huber, Chairman, Yachting Malta
|Session Two: The impact of Brexit & other geo-political events on the Superyacht Industry|
*The impact of Brexit on builders, brokers, buyers, sellers, insurers
*How will Brexit affect yacht crew?
*What changes in taxation should we expect?
|09.30||Panel: Which superyacht industry sectors and jurisdictions stand to gain or lose as a result of Brexit?|
* The impact of Brexit on Owners
Steve Malley, Head of Yachting & Aviation, Law Trust
Mike Taylor-West ACII, Director Global Markets, Private Client, Marine & Aviation, LaPlaya Marine
|Session Three: Changes afoot: Salvage & Insurance Updates|
|10.15||Presentation: Presentation: The new realities of the superyacht insurance market|
*Explaining market corrections
Mike Taylor-West ACII, Director Global Markets,
Private Client, Marine & Aviation, LaPlaya Marine
|10.45||Questions & Discussion|
|11.00||Refreshments and Exhibition|
|Session Four: Tax & Regulatory issues|
|11.30||Tax & VAT treatment of on-board art in different jurisdictions|
*How this is treated differently in various jurisdictions,
*How different types and ages of art are treated differently,
*How this is so complex that most Owners who have art on board would be found
to contravene regs if their vessel was boarded by customs inspectors.
Alexandre Trueba, Managing Director, WES
|12.00||Panel: The latest tax and regulatory developments|
A panel of tax and legal experts will discuss the most salient developments over the past year affecting tax and regulatory developments effecting the ownership and operation of yachts in their respective jurisdictions.Panellists include: Representatives from Italy, France, Spain, Croatia & Greece
Moderated by: Alison Vassallo, Partner, Fenech & Fenech
Panellists include: dott, Ezio Vannucci, Partner, Moores Rowland
Miguel Angel Serra, Partner, Albors Galiano Portales
Jennifer Timinis, OCEDA
Maja Ban, Director of MYS Yachting, Croatia
Janet Xanthopoulos, Legal Adviser, Yacht Ownership & Administration,Dpt Manager, Rosemount
|Session Five: Environment|
|14.20||Questions & Discussion|
|Session Six: Breakout Sessions|
|14.30||Choose either Option 1 or Option 2|
|Option 1: Crew Retention & Training|
Session moderated by:
Dieter A.Jaenicke MNM MIoD FRIP, Chairman & Founder, Viking Maritime
|14.30||Introducing pensions for crew|
Matthew Cove, DipFA CertPFS MIFS, Director,
|14.50||Harmonisation of Superyacht Training Certificates Can the Flags agree and endorse a common ground standard, with agreed course content and curricula for all levels of crew?|
*How does crew training and retention impact the flag and the owner?
*The need for an industry led training initiative.
*The relationship between training, licences and qualifications
*The PYA G.U.E.S.T Programme for Hospitality
*Applying the G.U.E.S.T approach to all sectors including Deck and Engineering qualifications
The lack of legislation (apart from MCA initiative) and the subsequent ‘free-for-all’approach in International Waters
Panellists to include:
Joseph Meli, Marketing & Operations, MaritimeMT
Dr. Ivan Tabone, Deputy Chief Officer, Merchant Shipping Directorate
|Option 2: New technology, new challenges: Cyber-security, blockchain & disruptors|
|14.30||Presentation: Cyber-security for yachts|
Presentation: Cyber security for yachts
* How yacht owners are becoming more vulnerable to cyber attacks
*Case-studies of cyber attacks on yachts and Owners
*What solutions are available?
Malcolm Taylor, Head of Cyber Security, ITC Secure
|15.00||Panel: Market disruptors|
New ways of booking charters –
Digital chartering booking ruffling feathers?
The benefits of technology
Flat panel antenna
What can the superyacht industry might learn from business jet industry?
Malcolm Taylor, Head of Cyber Security, ITC Secure
|15.40||Refreshments & Exhibition|
|Session Seven: Shipyard, Marinas & Refit|
|16.10||Presentation by an emerging shipyard|
|16.30||Questions & Discussion|
*How has the 2018/9 winter market been compared to previous years?
*Is the scope of work increasing or decreasing? Are clients buying a full
range of refit services or are they sticking to the bare minimum?
*Is there enough marina space in the Med or will demand exceed supply?
*Are marina rates going up, down, or staying put?
*How do marinas in Malta fare compared to those in Spain?
*In the light of recent incidents, what insurance should Owners have?
Moderated by: Sam Tucker, Head of Superyachts, VesselsValue
Pierre Balzan, Director, Melita Marine Group
Gordon Vassallo, General Manager, Grand Harbour Marina, Camper & Nicholsons Marinas
|17.30||Chair`s Closing Remarks|