Project Description

We are delighted to announce a new Quaynote conference, Improving Crew Retention – Pensions, Benefits, Training & MLC under the spotlight – planned for Thursday, 12th March, 2020 in Antibes.

With MLC legislation placing increased obligations on employers and the need for skilled, professional crew becoming more recognised, Improving Crew Retention will focus on retaining the best yacht crew through first-class benefits and pension provision, MLC compliance and training.

Targeting captains, yacht managers, crew, yacht managers, lawyers, corporate service providers, family offices, payroll companies, insurance brokers, tax advisors, relocation companies, training companies, Improving Crew Retention will provide an essential guide for anyone affected by crew retention or legislative compliance.

Key issues to be covered at Improving Crew Retention include:

  • How can we attract and retain the best people to the industry?
  • What role does training play in crew retention and where does current training fall short?
  • What crew pensions and other benefits are currently available?
  • How do the rules governing pension provision vary between jurisdictions?
  • Recruitment companies discuss salary, benefits and other incentives such as apartments provided.
  • What social security and benefits must be offered to crew by the employer in order to comply with MLC legislation?
  • Using IT to administer the range of benefits that employers will increasingly have to offer Captains and Crew

Sponsored by WYCC, first provider of a retirement and benefits plan compliant with legislation, Improving Crew Retention will take place in Antibes, a major hub for superyacht captains and crew, offering participants a tailored platform updating their knowledge, networking and business development.

For further information please email: alison@quaynote.com or lorna@quaynote.ca

08.00Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.00Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.05Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
Session Two: How can we attract and retain the best people to the industry
09.10Opening presentation
09.30Questions
09.35Panel
Session Three: What crew pensions and other benefits are currently available?
10.05Panel discussion: Recruitment companies discuss salary, benefits and other incentives such as apartments provided.
10.45Refreshments & Exhibition
Session Four: The impact of MLC legislation on crew social security & benefits
11.15 Presentation: What social security and benefits must be offered to crew by the employer in order to comply with MLC legislation?
11.35Questions
Session Five: Pension Provision
11.45Presentation: How do Captain & Crew pensions work?
12.15Presentation: Using IT to administer benefits
*Simplifying the management of the growing range of crew benefits
12.35Questions & Discussion
13.00Lunch
Session Six: How do the rules governing pension provision vary between jurisdictions?
14.00Presentation
14.20Presentation
14.40Questions & Discussion
Session Nine: What role does training play in crew retention?
15.00Peer-to-peer interview:
*What is the role played by training play in crew retention?
*Where does current training fall short in this regard?
*Interior training standards
*Red Ensign Group flag states standards and exams
15.30Exhibition & Refreshments
Session Ten: What does the long-term future look like for crew retention?
16.00Presentation
16.20Questions
17.00Panel
17.40Chair`s closing remarks
17.45End of conference proceedings

Speakers to be confirmed

Improving Crew Retention will take place in Antibes, France a major hub for superyacht captains and crew.

Sponsored by:

Antibes, France