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We are delighted to announce a new Quaynote conference, Improving Yacht 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 Yacht Crew Retentionwill 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 Yacht Crew Retention will provide an essential guide for anyone affected by crew retention or legislative compliance.

Key issues to be covered at Improving Yacht Crew Retentioninclude:

  • 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 CrewSponsored by WYCC, first provider of a retirement and benefits plan compliant with legislation, Improving Yacht 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
Jörg Wendt, D & B Services
09.10Opening presentation: How can we attract and retain the best people to the industry?
09.30Questions
09.35Panel: What is the role of leadership in determining crew retention?
*Why do some yachts struggle to retain staff?
*How does the new style of leadership apply to superyachts?
*Should we be placing more emphasis on recruiting the right people and managing their expectations?
Panelists to include:
Peter Vogel, Managing Director, Luxury Hospitality Management
Session Two: What role does training play in crew retention?
10.20Panel:
*Where does current training fall short in this regard?
*What are the differences between what crew need to know in order to be qualified and what they should know in order to fulfil their roles properly?
*Interior training standards
*Red Ensign Group flag states standards and exams
*How does non-compulsory training fit into the picture?
Panellists to include: Joey Meen, Director GUEST, IAMI
Helen Warren, Director, Sovren House Group
John Wyborn, Training Director, Bluewater
11.00Refreshments & Exhibition
Session Three: Tax income: How to give first support to the crew?
11.30*The link between flags and tax income advantages
*Employee voluntary contributions & net income
*Individual plan, life insurance and real estate
Wolfram Gunther, Fidal
11.50Questions & Discussion
Session Four: The impact of MLC legislation on crew social security & benefits
12.00Presentation: Reminder of the MLC shipowner liability
Social security: State or private scheme?
What social security and benefits must be offered to crew
by the employer in order to comply with MLC legislation?
Amélie de Franssu, Senior Associate / Avocate au Barreau de Paris
Stream Advocats & Solicitors
12.20Presentation: Case Study: French Regulation
*how this legislation became a tool of retention
12.45Questions
13.00Lunch
Session Five: What other crew welfare issues are covered by MLC?
14.00Peer-to-peer interview:
What other seafarer welfare issues are covered by MLC?
*hours of work
*accommodation standards
*seafarer employment agreements
*differences between private and commercial yacht employment
*sexual harassment
Peter Edwards, General Manager, Royale Oceanic Superyachts
Marianne Danissen, Head of Yacht Management, Camper & Nicholsons
Session Six: Pensions: how can we assist the seafarer in preparing for his future?
14.30Presentation: Pension individual or group, the role of the payroll provider / employer
14.50Questions & Discussion
15.10Exhibition & Refreshments
Session Seven: What does the long-term future look like for crew retention?
15.40Presentation:
16.00Questions & Discussion
16.10Panel:
*What benefits – such as 60 days` leave – will become standard for
yachting crew of the future?
*What other significant changes, e.g. in accommodation, need to be made with crew happiness and retention in mind?
Capt Andy Crawford AFNI, Chief Executive Officer, Professional Yachting Association
Helen Warren, Director, Sovren House Group
16.55Chair`s closing remarks
17.00End of conference proceedings

Jorg Wendt

D & B Services

Peter Vogel

Managing Director, Luxury Hospitality Management

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Karen Passman

Impact Crew

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Joey Meen

Director GUEST, IAMI

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Helen Warren

Director, Sovren House Group

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John Wyborn

Training Director, Bluewater

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Wolfram Gunther

Fidal

Amelie de Franssu

Senior Associate / Avocate au Barreau de Paris Stream Advocats & Solicitors

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Peter Edwards

General Manager, Royale Oceanic Superyachts

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Marianne Danissen

Head of Yacht Management, Camper & Nicholsons

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Captain Andy Crawford

CEO, Professional Yachting Association

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50-52 Chemin des Sables,
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, Juan les Pins
06160 France

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