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The East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum, taking place in Athens, Greece on 1st June, 2017 is a one-day conference bringing together superyacht industry experts from across Europe.

With an emphasis on discussion and debate, the conference will discuss the growing attraction of the eastern Mediterranean as taxation tightens in western Europe.

The East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum will be jointly produced by Quaynote Communications, the specialist conference and communications company and producers of 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.

 The conference programme will examine Geo-political trends and their impact on the superyacht industry; Global Superyacht Sales and Projections; Cruising around the East Mediterranean; Examining the restrictions on chartering; Cabotage in Greece; Marina Developments: Greek Marinas and the challenges facing marina developers worldwide.

As well as the one day conference there will be a conference drinks reception taking place in the Presidential Suite of the hotel with fantastic views over to the Acropolis it will be the perfect way to conclude your networking.

Chaired by: Michael Dunkerly, Tethys

 The East Mediterranean Superyacht Forum is expected to attract 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.

To secure your place at the conference, please book your delegate pass online or contact us for more information about sponsorship opportunities.

08.00 Refreshments and registration
Conference chaired by:Michael Dunkerly, Tethys Equity S.A.
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.00 Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.05 Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
09.15 Welcome presentation
Session Two: Global Superyacht Sales and Projections
09.25 Presentation: The Superyacht market today

  • How is the superyacht market currently performing?
  • Where is the growth coming from?
  • What is happening in terms of volume and value of superyacht sales?
    Vassilis Fotilas, Commercial Director, Fraser Yachts
09.45 Questions
09.50 Brokers` panel: The Future for superyacht sales globally
A panel of brokers to give their predictions for future salesModerated by: Norma Trease, NETrease Business Development & Marketing
Michel Chryssicopoulos, Partner, IYC
Vassilis Fotilas, Commercial Director, Fraser Yachts
Dimitris Kyriazakos, Managing Director, Ekka Yachts
10.40 Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: What does the East Med have to offer?
11.10 Presentation: Cruising around the East Mediterranean
Captain Mark Souter, M/Y Guilty
Author of “Marine Surveying of New Motor Yachts”
11.30 Questions
Session Four: Examining the restrictions on chartering
11.35 Presentation: Cabotage in Greece

  • update on old scheme and new scheme
  • why the delay in implementation of the new scheme is causing confusion
    Jennifer Timinis, Managing Director, Oceda
11.55 Questions
12.00 Panel Discussion:
Comparing the restrictions affecting Greece with those impacting other
Moderated by: Andrew Charlier, Partner,
Global Head of Yachts, Superyachts and Business Jets, Ince & Co.
Panelists to include:
Aris Geronymakis, Attorney at Law,
Geronymakis & Partners Law Office
Carla Bellieni, Studio Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni
Capt.Andrija Simic, Simmor d.o.o., Adriatic Yachting Alliance
Miguel Angel Serra Gausch, Albors Galiano Portales
12.50 Lunch
Session Four: The Owner`s Perspective
14.10 ISO 21406 – A standard setting essential requirements for luxury harbours for superyachts
Dipl.-Ing. Ulrich Heinemann, Managing Director,
International Marine Certification Institute
Session Five: Marina Developments
14.30 Presentation: The Market Potential for Superyacht Marinas in the east and west

  • The projected growth in the >60m fleet and its impact on demand for
  • Seasonal variances in demand for berths for the 60m fleet in the Med
  • How can the supply / demand imbalance be addressed?
  • Why the increase in long-term leases has exacerbated this situatio
  • The time-lag in developing new berths and expanding marinas
  • What is the impact of these time-lags on the supply of berths?Paul Cook, General Manager, OneOcean Port Vell
14.50 Questions
15.00 Panel Discussion: What are the principal challenges and opportunities
facing marina developers?
Moderated by: Jeff Houlgrave, Senior Associate, Marina Projects Ltd.
Panelists to include:M. Kemal Saatcioglu, D-Marin
Roberto Perocchio, Chairman of Icomia Marinas Group
& President of Assomarinas Italy
Stavros Katsikadis, LAMDA Flisvos Marina S.A. and Greek Marinas Association
Paul Cook, General Manager, OneOcean Port Vell
Caroline Navarro, Grand Harbour Marina
15.50 Chair`s Closing Remarks
16.00 Exhibition and Refreshments
Session Six: Champagne Roundtables
16.30 Roundtable discussions enable delegates to debate specialist topics of
interest. Delegates choose the roundtable they join and each discussion
will be moderated by a speaker or industry leader.Roundtable topics include:Reassessing the role of the yacht broker
Peter Custer, Marine & Yachting Consultant
17.20 Cocktail Party
18.50 End of conference proceedings

Michael Dunkerly

Tethys Equity SA

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Vassilis Fotilas

Commercial Director, Fraser Yachts

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Michel Chryssicopoulos

Partner, IYC

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Dimitris Kyriazakos

Managing Director, Ekka Yachts

Mark Souter

M/Y Guilty, Author of “Marine Surveying of New Motor Yachts"

Jennifer Timinis

Managing Director, Oceda

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Andrew Charlier

Partner, Global Head of Yachts, Superyachts and Business Jets, Ince & Co.

Aris Geronymakis

Attorney at Law, Geronymakis & Partners Law Office

Carla Bellieni

Carla Bellieni, Studio Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni

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Capt. Andrija Simic

Simmor d.o.o., Adriatic Yachting Alliance

Miguel Angel Serra Gausch

Albors Galiano Portales

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Ulrich Heinemann

CEO, International Marine Certification Institute

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Norma Trease

NETrease Business Development & Marketing

Jeff Houlgrave

Senior Associate, Marina Projects Ltd

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M. Kemal Saatcioglu


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Roberto Perocchio


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Stavros Katsikadis

LAMDA Flisvos Marina S.A. & Greek Marinas Association

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Paul Cook

General Manager, OneOcean Port Vell

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Caroline Navarro

Grand Harbour Marina

Peter Custer

Marine & Yachting Consultant

You can see the full details of the hotel here

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.

We have an agreed room rate of 150 euros/night at the hotel which includes full breakfast, all taxes and a wifi connection. To register please download this form and send it directly to the hotel. Athens Plaza Hotel Booking Form

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