Palma de Mallorca will again see a full conference program specifically structured for yachting professionals running alongside its expanding Superyacht Show and Boatshow Palma in April 2016. This year saw a 14% increase in visitors to the relatively new joint show format, with 40,000 people passing through its doors over the five days!
Following a successful staging of their superyacht focused forums, and a fun golf day alongside this year’s Palma Boat Shows, Quaynote Communications have announced a similar series of events to be held at the same time and location next year. The excellent conference facilities and accommodation at the Melia Palace Atenea Hotel, just a short stroll from the boat show site, will again be the chosen venue.
Superyacht refits in focus
The 2nd edition of The Future of Refit and Repair will take place just before The Palma International Superyacht Show and Boatshow Palma on Wednesday 27th April, allowing delegates to seamlessly attend both the conference and the shows, whilst enjoying several days of uninterrupted networking, and achieving the maximum return on their travel costs and time.
Given the ever-growing attendance at The Palma International Superyacht Show and Boat Show Palma, it is expected that the conference will once again be well-supported by yards, owner`s representatives, superyacht captains, senior crew, designers, suppliers, corporate service providers, classifications societies, insurers, associations, regulators and managers.
A special day for Superyacht Crew
Following this, on Day 1 of the Palma Boat Shows (28th April) will come the 2nd edition of The Future for Captains & Crew, which again will give opportunities for yacht crew to catch up on the latest legislation, career and personnel developments, health & safety issues, charter licensing and fiscal changes in tax and VAT etc.
Latest developments in technology
By popular demand an additional conference day will be added to the program on Friday 29th April. This will be entitled The Future for Yacht Technology, and will offer anyone involved in manufacturing, supplying, buying or implementing new technology within the yacht and superyacht industry an unparalleled opportunity to discover the latest innovations and develop valuable new business contacts. This will be combined with an exhibition of currently available products and services, offering suppliers and buyers alike the opportunity to meet face-to-face. T
he Future for Yacht Technology will look at the whole range of innovations that are improving the efficiency, design, or aesthetics of yachts, or concepts that are reducing their impact on the environment. The conference will bring together the suppliers and buyers of new technology for yachts for a review of the best products on the market, as well as peeking into what the yachts and superyachts of the future might look like.
Golfing fun day for all
And for the 2nd year, The Quaynote /YachtMedia Golf and Networking Tournament will take place on the Saturday (30th April) of the show weekend, and after the conclusion of the Superyacht Conference Program. This will offer visitors to the shows and conference delegates the perfect occasion for informal relaxation and networking during their stay in Mallorca.
The Quaynote / YachtMedia Golf and Networking Tournament is open to experienced golf players amongst the superyacht community, with professional tuition also available for golf beginners on the same day. Featuring prizes, a golf clinic and a prize-giving reception, the day-long tournament will provide the ideal opportunity to unwind with friends and business associates, as well as to enjoy making new contacts in a beautiful setting. Once again the golf day will be at the Son Gual Golf Course, which was unanimously complimented for it’s excellent layout and facilities by this year’s players, guests and ‘wanna be’ golfers, who all enjoyed the day in perfect conditions.