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The Future of Superyachts

18 Feb Posted by in Latest News, Yachting | 1 comment
The Future of Superyachts

6th Annual Conference

20th and 21st June 2011, Nixe Palace, Mallorca, Spain

Now firmly established as a “must attend” event on the superyacht calendar, The Future of Superyachts, the 6th Annual Conference takes place in Palma just before the Superyacht Cup, on the 20th and 21st June 2011 and will bring together an elite group of industry leaders for networking and debate.

The Future of Superyachts focuses on legal, financial, tax, crewing, registration, build and design issues, and regularly attracts an international audience of senior yacht executives.

08.30 Refreshments and Registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.20 Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.30 Welcome from the Chair: Paul Miller, Underwriting Risk Services
09.40 What is the current state of the superyacht industry worldwide?
10.00 How can yards whether the economic storm?

  • The importance of retaining a skilled workforce
  • The vital role of diversification
    Billy Smith, Vice-President, Trinity Yachts
  • 10.20 What are the key issues facing the superyacht industry now and in the future?

  • An overview
    Norma Trease, PYA and ISS board member
  • 10.40 Questions and Discussion
    11.00 Refreshments
    Session Two: Impact of new MLC regulations
    11.30 Differences in implementation between yachts and ships

  • What yacht management companies should know about MLC
    Franc Jansen, MYBA Yacht Managers Committee & Director, YPI Management
  • 11.50 How MLC will impact on crew Tax and Social Security
    John Cook, PYA
    12.10 Panel discussion
    12.40 Lunch
    Session Three: Taxation and its impact on the yacht industry
    14.10 The latest VAT measures across Europe

  • What is the future for the French Commercial Exemption
    Sandra Skuszka, Manager, VAT, KPMG LLC
  • 14.30 The impact of yacht taxes on the industry and local economies

  • Spanish matriculation tax
  • Other local taxes
  • 14.50 Discussion Panel: What can be done to change the image that governments have of the industry?
    15.30 Exhibition and Refreshments
    Session Four: Champagne roundtables
    16.00 Network and debate hot topics with delegates and speakers Champagne roundtables assemble groups of up to 10 per table to discuss subjects of mutual interest over refreshments.
    superyacht specification: the specific requirements and pitfalls as integral part of any new building contract
    Dr. Stefan Schrandt-Zimmer, Dabelstein & Passehl
    How is the global economy affecting demand, supply and prices of marina berths?
    Henk E. van Egmond, Direct Berth International
    Benjamin Maltby, MatrixLloyd
    17.00 Conference Cocktail Party
    19.00 Conference Gala Dinner
    DAY TWO:
    08.30 Refreshments and exhibition
    09.10 Chair`s opening remarks to Day Two
    Session Six: Designing superyachts of the future
    09.10 New designs, new challenges
    Stephen Hills, Managing Director, Devonport
    09.30 Update on the Passenger Yacht Code
    09.50 Questions and Discussion
    Session Six: Superyachts and the environment
    10.10 Are Green yachts a realistic and commercial proposition?

  • “Going Green” – a better experience, or just to comply with the rules?
  • From radical design to simple, pragmatic choices
  • Tackling embodied and operational CO2
  • The dynamics of the decision: Owner, Captain, Manager or PR?
    Mark Robinson, Managing Director, Yacht Carbon Offset
  • 10.30 Will future owners demand greener yachts?

  • Measures that owners can take
  • Weighing the costs versus benefits
  • 10.50 Questions and Discussion
    11.10 Exhibition and Refreshments
    Session Seven: Understanding the superyacht market
    11.40 Who is the typical yacht charter client?
    Fiona Maureso, Head of Charter, YPI Charter
    12.00 Who will be the owners of the future?

  • Profiling the new breed of owner
    Merijn de Waard, Managing Director,
  • 12.20 What do owners expect from yacht managers?

  • What is the yacht manager`s role and how is this likely to evolve in the future?
  • Which management aspects can captains be expected to take on?
  • How does ISM implementation affect the yacht manager`s role?
    Stephen White, Managing Director, International Yacht Register
  • 12.40 Questions and Discussion
    13.00 Lunch
    Session Eight: Buying and Selling a superyacht in the current market
    14.20 Superyacht finance

  • Is superyacht finance: doing deals in a difficult market
    Leon Batchelor, Director, Arc and Co
  • 14.40 Yacht registration and construction in Germany
    Dr Stefan Schrandt-Zimmer, Dabelstein & Passehl
    14.50 Superyacht specification:
    The specific requirements and pitfalls of the new building contract
    Sieke Kremer-Tiedchen, Dabelstein & Passehl
    15.00 What can yards and brokers do to survive current market conditions?

  • Will owners make purchasing decisions be more governed by price in the future?
  • Will yards in emerging economies be favoured over more established yards?
    Sonay Gunay, President, 777 Yacht Group Company
  • 15.20 Questions and Discussion
    15.40 Exhibition and Refreshments
    Session Nine: Handling Crisis
    16.10 Superyachts and the Potential for Terrorist Attacks
    Adrian King, HMS Ltd
    16.30 Emergency and media response to crisis situations

  • crew injuries, piracy, pollution and drifting into foreign seas
    Mike Dean, Dohle
  • 16.50 Response by insurance industry to increased piracy threats
    17.10 Questions and Discussion
    17.30 End of Conference