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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.

  • 08.00Refreshments and registration
    Conference chaired by:Michael Dunkerly, Tethys Equity S.A.
    Session One: Welcome to the conference
    09.00Conference organizer`s opening remarks
    09.05Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
    09.15Welcome presentation
    Session Two: Global Superyacht Sales and Projections
    09.25Presentation: 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
    09.50Brokers` 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
    10.40Refreshments and Exhibition
    Session Three: What does the East Med have to offer?
    11.10Presentation: Cruising around the East Mediterranean
    Captain Mark Souter, M/Y Guilty
    Author of “Marine Surveying of New Motor Yachts”
    Session Four: Examining the restrictions on chartering
    11.35Presentation: 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
    12.00Panel 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
    Session Four: The Owner`s Perspective
    14.10ISO 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
    14.30Presentation: 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
    15.00Panel Discussion: What are the principal challenges and opportunities
    facing marina developers?
    Moderated by: Jeff Houlgrave, Senior Associate, Marina Projects Ltd.
    Panelists to include:
    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
    15.50Chair`s Closing Remarks
    16.00Exhibition and Refreshments
    Session Six: Roundtable Discussion Groups
    16.30Roundtable 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

  • Why the old types of security can`t be relied on – and what to do if things go wrong
    Michael Dunkerly, Tethys Equity S.A. and Russell Gardner, Partner, Shipping and Superyachts, Hill Dickinson LLP

  • From Captain to Project Manager: How can you prepare for the
    challenges of a new-build project?
    Captain Mark Souter, M/Y Guilty
    Author of “Marine Surveying of New Motor Yachts”

  • Recent legal factors affecting the operation of superyachts within the EU
    Alison Vassallo, Partner, Fenech & Fenech Advocates

  • What are the most requested services in marinas and how well are these
    demands being met?
    Roberto Perocchio, Chairman of Icomia Marinas Group
    & President of Assomarinas Italy,

  • How can the industry encourage more charterers to become Owners?
    Capt.Andrija Simic, Simmor d.o.o., Adriatic Yachting Alliance

  • Pleasure Yacht Guidelines: your questions answered
    Carla Bellieni, Studio Piana Illuzzi Queirolo Trabattoni

  • Is chartering a way of offsetting costs or can it be a profitable business?
    Miguel Angel Serra, Lawyer, Albors Galiano Portales
  • 17.20Cocktail Party
    18.50End 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

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    Mark Souter

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

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    Jennifer Timinis

    Managing Director, Oceda

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    Andrew Charlier

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

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    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

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    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

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    Jeff Houlgrave

    Senior Associate, Marina Projects Ltd

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    Roberto Perocchio

    President, ASSOMARINA

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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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    Alison Vassallo

    Fenech & Fenech

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    Peter Custer

    Marine & Yachting Consultant

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    Russell Gardner

    Hill Dickinson

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    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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