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Continuing impact of Maritime Labour Convention as affecting yachts
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Cerfa 2
Cerfa 3
Humanis 1
Humanis 2
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John Cook, ILO Certified trainer of MLC inspectors, Lesia Group

Employee engagement and global employment solutions
Neil Carrington, MD, WD Resources Malta

Yachts Engaged in Trade (YETs):
Janet Xanthopoulos, Legal Adviser, Yacht Ownership &
Administration Dpt Manager, Rosemont Yacht Services

The future for superyacht flagging, safety and security
Ivan Sammut, Transport Malta,
Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen,
Merchant Shipping Directorate

Where can Superyacht Masters get viable threat and risk analysis?
Ian Millen, COO, Dryad Maritime

GANADO Advocates Information

VAT & Yacht Leasing Brochure

Ship Finance Brochure

Ship Registration Brochure

GANADO Advocates Corporate Brochure


Now in its 4th year, Opportunities in Superyachts will once again bring industry leaders to Malta to discuss the key issues affecting their business.

Focusing on finance, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, regulation, safety and security, Opportunities in Superyachts, the 4th Annual Conference, will once again attract an international audience of yacht brokers, builders, marina operators, lawyers, corporate service providers, registries, tax advisors and accountants, associations, for what has become a global yearly forum.

With a full programme of cocktail parties, champagne roundtables and other networking opportunities, Opportunities in Superyachts, the 4th Annual Conference, provides an ideal platform for business development and networking amongst decision-makers in the Superyacht industry.

What is more, on the preceding day, Wednesday, 9th March, 2015, Quaynote will stage Opportunities in Business Jets, the 4th Annual Conference at the same venue in St Julians, Malta. For delegates with interests in both, the consecutive timing of the conferences will facilitate business development and networking across allied industries. Delegates may attend one or both conferences.

For selected companies, there may be additional opportunities to participate as an exhibitor, sponsor or speaker. To find out more, please contact us now: lorna@quaynote.ca

For any other enquiries

Contact Alison Singhal Email: alison@quaynote.com Tel +44 (0)20 3560 8154

08.00Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
Conference Chaired by:
Andrew Charlier, Partner, Global Head of Yachts and Superyachts, Ince and Co
09.00Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.05Conference Chairman`s opening remarks
09.15Keynote presentation:
Maltese Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Hon. Joe Mizzi
09.30Continuing impact of Maritime Labour Convention as affecting yachts
John Cook, ILO Certified trainer of MLC inspectors, Lesia Group
Session Two: Employee solutions and regulation
09.50Employee engagement and global employment solutions
Neil Carrington, MD, WD Resources Malta
10.10Questions and Discussion
10.30Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: Finance and Tax
11.00How are superyachts currently financed
Olivier Blanchet, Team Head, BNP Paribas Corporate & Institutional Banking
11.20Yachts Engaged in Trade (YETs):

  • New initiative involving dual usage, combining private and commercial
    use of yachts in France and Monaco
    Janet Xanthopoulos, Legal Adviser, Yacht Ownership &
    Administration Dpt Manager, Rosemont Yacht Services
11.40Questions
11.45Panel Discussion: Tax and chartering. This session will take the form of an interactive debate between panellists and delegates.

  • Why do differences of fiscal treatments arise within the EU? issues like the Charter fees, VAT on fuel, on APA, and compatibility with EU regulations
    Moderated by: Adrian Jones, Director of Dominion Tax Consultants
    Miguel Ángel Serra Guasch, Abogado – Economista, Lawyer – Economist,
    Garrigues

    Janet Xanthopoulos, Legal Adviser, Yacht Ownership &
    Administration Dpt Manager, Rosemont Yacht Services

    Freddy Desplanques, Ince & Co France SCP, Avocat associé/
    Partner

    Chris Borg, Boston
12.35Lunch
Session Four: Yards focus
14.00Trends in refit and repair

  • Refits on larger yachts
    Pierre Balzan, Melita Marine
14.20Questions and Discussion
14.25Panel discussion: What is the future for yards?

    • What is the future for newbuilds and refit and repairs?
    • Who is still building?
    • What will the future look like for yards globally?

Moderated by: Gianfranco Puopolo, PG Legal
Panelists include: Ken Hickling, Global Manager, Business Development (Yacht),
AkzoNobel
Richie Blake, Director, Döhle Yachts Technical Services Ltd
Simon Zammit, Yard Manager, Palumbo Malta SuperYachts

Session Five: Superyacht flagging, safety and security
15.15The future for superyacht flagging, safety and security
Mr. Ivan Sammut, Transport Malta,
Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen,
Merchant Shipping Directorate
15.35Where can Superyacht Masters get viable threat and risk analysis?
Ian Millen, COO, Dryad Maritime
15.55Questions and Discussion
16.10Chair`s Closing Remarks
16.20Exhibition and Refreshments
Session Six: Roundtables
16.50Roundtable discussions enable delegates to debate specialist topics of Interest. Delegates choose the roundtable they join and each discussion is moderated by a speaker or industry leader.

  • Practical aspects of importing a yacht into the EU
    Christine Cassar Naudi, Senior Associate, GANADO Advocates
  • Crew Qualifications on Large and Passenger Yachts
    Richie Blake, Director, Döhle Yachts Technical Services Ltd
    and Lars Lippuner, Warsash Maritime Academy
  • Update on China – including the importance of digital marketing and
    changes in Taiwan tax laws
    Henning Schwarzkopf, M.C.L., Managing Director,
    Cheurum Consulting Group Ltd.
  • The implications of not having the right employment structure
    Neil Carrington, M.D., WD Resources Malta
  • Supportive vs Punitive measures adopted by States towards superyacht
    ownership – which pays most at the end?
    Alison Vassallo, Partner, Fenech & Fenech
  • Communication for the Superyacht industry
    Adam White, Superyacht Business
  • Planning and management of warranty works, maintenance and refit
    projects
    Harry Windsor, Director of Rosemont Yacht Management
  • How does bank finance for superyachts work?
    Why the stringent requirements?
    When is finance better than cash?
    Michel Buffat, Head Aviation Finance Client Relations, Credit Suisse
  • VAT for yachts:
    The New Customs Code, AEO (authorised economic operator)
    requirements and The Monaco structure
    Adrian Jones, Director, Dominion Tax Consultants
17.50End of conference proceedings
17.55Cocktail Party
19.30Conference End

Andrew Charlier

Partner, Global Head of Yachts & Superyachts, Ince & Co

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Maltese Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Hon. Joe Mizzi

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John Cook

ILO certified trainer of MLC inspectors, Lesia Group

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Neil Carrington

MD WD Resources Malta

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Oliver Blanchet

Team Head, BNP Paribas

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Adrian Jones

Director of Dominion Tax Consultants

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Miguel Ángel Serra Guasch,

Abogado – Economista, Lawyer – Economist, Garrigues

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Janet Xanthopoulos

Legal Adviser, Head of Yacht Ownership and Administration Dpt, Rosemont Yacht Services

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Pierre Balzan

Melita Marine

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Simon Zammit

Yard Manager, Palumbo Malta Superyachts

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Freddy Desplanques

Ince & Co France SCP

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Chris Borg

Boston

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Gianfranco Puopolo

PG Legal

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Ken Hickling

Global Manager, Business Development (Yacht), AkzoNobel

Richie Blake

Director, Dohle Yachts Technical Service

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Ivan Sammut

Transport Malta, Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen, Merchant Shipping Directorate

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Henning Schwarzkopf

Cheurum Consulting Group

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Alison Vassallo

Partner, Fenech & Fenech

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Ian Millen

COO, Dryad Maritime

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Christine Cassar Naudi

Senior Associate, GANADO Advocates

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Lars Lippuner

Warsash Maritime Academy

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Harry Windsor

Director of Rosemont Yacht Management

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Adam White

Superyacht Business

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Michel Buffat,

Head Aviation Finance Client Relations, Credit Suisse

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Intercontinental Malta Hotel is a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the heart of St. Julian’s, Malta, offering a private beach and water sports. Its central cosmopolitan location is ideal for leisure and business travellers. The towns of Valletta, Mdina and the Mosta Dome are within easy reach.

Intercontinental Malta Hotel offers 451 rooms elegantly decorated, which are spread over three exclusive floors with access to a private lounge located on the 15th floor overlooking St.George’s Bay.

Facilities available at Intercontinental Malta Hotel include Health & fitness centre, spa, shops, entertainment amenities, business services and dining options.

To see the full details of the hotel and to book your accommodation please visit http://www.ihg.com/intercontinental/hotels/gb/en/malta/malha/hoteldetail

Sponsored by:

Meltia Marine
WD Resources malta

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Supported by:

InterContinental Malta, Saint Julian's, Malta