|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|
Andrew Charlier, Partner, HFW Monaco SARL
Mr Joseph Bugeja, Chairman & CEO, Transport Malta
|Session Two: Buying & Owning a Superyacht:|
|09.25||Exploring alternative ownership models|
Andrea Pezzini, Director & Co-Founder, Floating Life
|09.45||The benefits of using escrow accounts for purchasing superyachts|
*How do escrow accounts work in different jurisdictions?
Henning Schwarzkopf, M.C.L, Schwarzkopf Law
& Bransom Bean
|10.05||Questions & Discussion|
|10.10||Panel: Enhancing the Ownership experience|
*How can we ensure that Owners make the most of their yachts?
*What destinations or experiences are growing in popularity?
*What are younger, new Owners looking for from their yachts?
Moderated by:Christine Cassar Naudi, Partner, GANADO Advocates
Panellists to include:
Gunes Aysun, Galeo Yachting
Henry Cookson, Cookson Adventures
Andrea Pezzini, Director & Co-Founder, Floating Life
Craig Barnett, Triton
|10.50||Refreshments and Exhibition|
|Session Three: Clean seas and plastic free marinas|
|11.20||Presentation: The superyacht industry as drivers of clean seas and plastic|
*How are Owners responding to or driving plastic reduction policies?
*The plastic free marina
*How the not-for-profit / foundation model works
Bradley Robertson, President & Co-Founder, Save the Med
|11.40||Questions & Discussion|
|Session Four: Ship arrest|
|11.45||Legal issues – Ship arrest procedure in Europe|
Yamandu Rodriguez Caorsi, Lawyer (Marine Engineer / Master 500 GT) NautaLegal
|12.05||Questions & Discussion|
|Session Five: Break-out sessions|
|12.10||Delegates can choose one of two hour-long workshops:|
Option 1: Picasso On Board! Legal Pitfalls, Costly Accidents, Seizures – what can go wrong with fine art, who is responsible, are you insured?
Led by: Pandora Mather-Lees, ArtOnSuperyachts.com
Michael Burle, Head of Marine & Fine Art, Liberty Global Group, UK
Tilman Kriesel, Art Advisor, TKA Art Advisors, Yacht Art Management, Germany
Victoria Stupina, Founder & CEO, ARTCONSUL, Russia
There is no question that billions of dollars of fine art and design resides on board the world’s largest superyacht interiors. Art collecting yacht owners are now displaying their treasures creating a real minefield for captains, crew and management. Manifold risks include accidents, negligence, litigation, unnecessary environmental damage and even criminal repercussions.
Learn how these can be averted with specific training and understanding of the practical and logistics issues. Experienced panellist Mike Burle of Liberty Global will explain how and when insurance claims will be covered and what to do when you need assistance in international waters.
Option 2: Flag State and Port State Control
Flag registration procedures in different jurisdictions
Port State Control – Concentrated Inspection Campaign (CIC)
Led by: Anthony Galea, Vistra
Alex von Stein & Mark Verburg, Marshall Islands Shipping Registry
Phil Noad, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
Dr Jessica Galea, Dingli & Dingli & o.b.o. Superyacht Industry Network Malta
|Session Six: Blockchain Technologies in the superyacht industry|
|14.05||Update on cryptocurrency legislation changes|
*How are related industries making use of blockchain technologies?
*What benefits can blockchain technologies offer superyacht Owners?
*What impact will legislative changes concerning blockchain technologies have on how assets such as superyachts can be managed?
*How are Malta and other jurisdictions responding to these changes?
Dr. Geraldine Spiteri, Managing Director, Asteria
|Session Seven: Taxing questions|
*VAT experts from Malta, Cyprus, France, Spain, Italy and Montenegro discuss the latest developments
Led by: Janet Xanthopolous, Head of Yacht and Jet Department, Rosemont International / Rosemont Yacht Services
Miguel Ángel Serra, Socio / Partner, Albors Galiano Portales
Jean-Philippe Maslin,Del Viso Avocats
Alison Vassallo, Partner, Fenech & Fenech
|Session Eight: Privacy, Protection and Reputation|
|15.50||Containing a Crisis: Privacy Protection and Reputation|
How can owners deal rapidly and discreetly in managing reputational
damage, deal with breaches of privacy and misuse of private information;
ethical issues, speak up programmes, cyber risks legal rights and security
occurring in the superyacht industry.
With a number of incidents over recent months resulting in highly publicised
scandals surrounding incidents on yachts, this important panel explores ways
of mitigating exposure for the parties involved:
*How can difficult situations be handled with efficiency and sensitivity
ensuring minimum distress for crew, owners and yacht managers?
*How do you deal with unwanted press intrusion, threats to publish untrue
damaging material, (both online and by publication in the Press) invasions of
privacy, and misuse of private information?
*Speak-up programmes: What are whistleblowing lines and how do these
help crew members who feel disengaged, bullied or are witnessing
unethical behaviour and how can they be implemented?
*What role does on-board cyber security play in preventing leaks of privacy?
*What measures should be put in place in the light of incidents and fatalities
involving those on yachts?
Led By: Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO, Templar Executives
Daniel Taylor, Taylor Hampton Solicitors
Jean Lehmann, Cyber Security specialist
Peter Massey-Cook, Compliance Compass
|16.30||Exhibition & Refreshments|
|Session Eight: Roundtables|
|17.00||Roundtable discussions enable delegates to debate specialist topics of interest in relaxed, smaller groups. Delegates choose the roundtable they join and each discussion is hosted by a subject expert.|
Roundtable topics include:
- Compliance – why you can`t be complacent!
Hosted by Geraldine Spiteri, Managing Director, Asteria Management
- What does the superyacht insurance landscape look like in 2020?
Hosted by Mike Wimbridge, Pantaenius UK
- What do you need to know about operating helicopters on-board a superyacht?
Hosted by Domizia Marini, Helicopter Services Malta
- What are the current problems of VAT application in Italy
Hosted by Domenico Rinaldi, Partner & Tax Advisor, PG Legal
- What should you know re: hiring and firing captains & crew?
Hosted by Lorenzo Ranieri, Partner, PG Legal
- Yacht Management – Why is Malta the ideal Alternative Jurisdiction?
Hosted by Dr. Stephan Piazza, KPMG & o.b.o Superyacht Industry Network Malta
- How yachting can engage in marine regeneration
Hosted by Bradley Robertson, President & Co-Founder, Save the Med
- Importation of yachts within the EU
Hosted by Christine Cassar Naudi, Partner, GANADO Advocates
- Diversity and does it matter?
Hosted by Natasha Ambrose, Co-Founder & Jenny Matthews, First Officer, She of the Sea
|17.20||Chair`s Closing Remarks|