World Economy and Global World Wealth Outlook – Trends in Regulatory Regimes – The Role of Flagstates and Portstates – Quality Yachts – Innovations – Eco Yachts – Management – Investments and Finance

Wednesday October 29, 2014

Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel

Fort Lauderdale – USA

 

  • Should an owner take his private yacht commercial in the turbulent financial times?
  • What are the most effective ways of doing it?
  • Where the yacht should be registered?
  • And who will manage the operations of the yacht?
  • What are the risks for yacht owners?
  • What are the new trends and developments for yachts? 
  • We will look into the ethics and loyalty surrounding yachting;
  • We will hear the owners prospective;

These and many more questions will be asked during this conference.

The 1st Yacht Mare Forum Ft. Lauderdale 2014 is co-organised by Mare Forum and Blueship and supported by the Cayman Registry.

This conference will feature many high profile speakers from yachting companies, yacht builders, designers, brokers, managers, service providers, charterers, ports, marinas, classification societies, financial institutions, politicians, associations, lawyers, accountants, registries, insurers, regulators, brokers and the media. The entire Yachting World will gather at this distinguished conference where the exchange of information and ideas will make this conference a great experience.Nothing says you made it quite like owning a state of the art, custom built, one of a kind yacht. Those lucky few who own or have been on a yacht, feel like they belong to a special club, where you need a special key to get into. 

This is a niche industry, comparatively few yachts are sold around the world; even fewer are custom built. Here we want to know the ins and outs of this fascinating business that makes dreams come true. The process of finding the right yacht, figuring out the size, finding the right crew, choosing the right insurance, financing the purchase strategically and finally looking into the finances and funding for the yachts lifetime operation and management. Also, the technology and the sustainability of a yacht increasingly matters and we want to know what kind of combination of fuel and other sources of energy will guarantee the optimal yacht operation.
The conference will take place in an open, stimulating, free-flowing and attractive environment combined with informal discussions which once again will demonstrate the successful hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Ft. Lauderdale

 

  (as of 20 October)
   
A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
Michael Moore Founding Partner of  Moore & Co and Chairman of the International Seakeepers Society
Nicky Pappadakis Emeritus Chairman, Intercargo and President A .G. Pappadakis
William Mathieson Editor, The Superyacht Group
Graeme Lord Fairport Yacht Support
William Mathieson Editor, The Superyacht Group
Jon Gray Inserve Yachts
Robb R. Maass 

Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.

Quentin Bargate Bargate Murray
Lisa Verbit  Bank of America
Peter Chesla P.E.   Safety & Technical Manager, Yachts, Marshall Island registry
Tom Starr Holman Fenwick Willan
Peter Southgate Wright Maritime Group
John-Kaare Aune Cayman Registry
Sherice Arman  Of Counsel, Maples & Calder
Christopher Dlugokecki RINA Country Manager USA
Maurits Leeuwenburgh Superyachts Manager, Q-Shipping
Ayuk Ntuiabane Partner, Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants
Joyce Clear Founder, Interior Designer, Clear Yacht Interior, Founder, Ports of Cause
Engeljan de Boer

Yacht Segment Manager, Marine Business Development WEA, Lloyd’s Register

Jurry Hofland Chief Financial Officer, Q-Shipping
Ronald Beilman Founder, Pro Terra SMART YACHT™ Solutions, a Yacht Project Management and Sustainability Consultancy
Adam Langley Director of Operations at Waterfront Development Corporation, Halifax
Paul Slater 

Chairman First International Corp

David Reed 

Marine Industry Cares Foundation – and Publisher of Triton publication.

Michael Kelly 

The Billfish Foundation

Rachel Silverstein 

Executive Director, Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper (BBWK)

Jeff Cox

Principal at Jeffrey W. Cox LLC

ABS Representative

Justin Iserhardt

Technical Manager, Lloyd’s Register, North America
Danielle J. Butler  Treglia Managing Partner of the Luxury Law Group
Erin Ackor  Moore & Co
Warren Hayes  Alley Mass Rogers
Vienna Eleuteri Sustainability manager, VSY (Viareggio Superyachts) and President, Eulabor Institute (The Italian – Netherlands Institute for Research)
John Wolf Partner at Campbells
Mark Binnie Director Yacht Management, Burgess
many more to confirm soon  
   

  

08.30 Registration

Opening and Welcome

09.00 A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands - Conference Chairman
09:10 Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
09:20 Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
09:30 Philip A. Barnes, NP Chairman of the Board, Maritime Authority Cayman Islands

Session 1:

The Big Picture; the Global yacht Orderbook, Finance and Investments

09:40 Paul Slater Chairman First International Corp - Session Chairman
09.50 William Mathieson  Editor, The Superyacht Group
10:00 Lisa Verbit Bank of America
10:10 Jeff Cox Principal at Jeffrey W. Cox LLC
10:20 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
Will the orderbook increase in the next 5 to 10 years?
Where and how do we finance the purchase of a yacht?
How do we manage the finances of the daily OPEX?
How to effectively charter your yacht?
Discussion panelists:
Erin Ackor Moore & Co
Warren Hayes Alley Mass Rogers
Sherice Arman Of Counsel, Maples & Calder
more discussion panelists to be announced

11:10

Break

Session 2:

Regulatory and Fiscal Issues

11:30 Quentin Bargate Bargate Murray  - Session Chairman
11:40 Adrian Jones Blackstar VAT Management
11:50 Ayuk Ntuiabane Partner, Moore Stephens Chartered Accountants
12:00 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
What are the new regulations?
How to deal with the new regulations?
What are the risks for yacht owners?
Discussion panelists
Robb R. Maass Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
Peter Chesla P.E.  Safety & Technical Manager, Yachts, Marshall Island registry
John Wolf Partner at Campbells
Danielle J. Butler Treglia Managing Partner of the Luxury Law Group
John-Kaare Aune Cayman Registry
12:50 Lunch

Session 4:

Quality yachts; PYC; Innovations and Eco-yachts

14:00 Christopher Dlugokecki RINA Country Manager USA  - Session Chairman
 14:10 Peter Southgate Wright Maritime Group
14:20 Justin Iserhardt Technical Manager, Lloyd’s Register, North America
14:30 Joyce Clear Founder, Interior Designer, Clear Yacht Interior, Founder, Ports of Cause
 14:40 Vienna Eleuteri Sustainability manager, VSY (Viareggio Superyachts) and President, Eulabor Institute (The Italian – Netherlands Institute for Research)
14:45 Ronald Beilman Founder, Pro Terra SMART YACHT™ Solutions, a Yacht Project Management and Sustainability Consultancy
14:50 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
What are the owner’s needs?
Are we entering the age of Hybrid yachts?
Discussion panelists:
All conference speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants

Session 5:

Improving the yachting services

15:20 Graeme Lord Fairport Yacht Support  - Session Chairman
15:30 Tom Starr Holman Fenwick Willan – crisis management
15:40 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
What is missing – what has to be done? 
What are the new trends and developments for yachts?
How is the increasing amount of yachts being sold in Asia affecting prices in the US?
Discussion panelists:
Jon Gray Inserve Yachts
Maurits Leeuwenburgh Superyachts Manager, Q-Shipping
Mark Binnie Director Yacht Management, Burgess
more discussion panelists to be announced

Session 6:

Yachting & Philanthropy

16:10 Michael Moore Founding Partner of  Moore & Co and Chairman of the International Seakeepers Society - Session Chairman
16:20 David Reed Marine Industry Cares Foundation – and Publisher of Triton publication.
16:30 Michael Kelly Science & Policy Specialist, The Billfish Foundation
16:40 Rachel Silverstein Executive Director, Biscayne Bay Waterkeeper (BBWK)
16:50 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants
Discussion panelists:
All conference speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants

Concluding Remarks

17:20 A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands and Conference Chairman
17:30 Cocktail Reception hosted by the Cayman Registry

For further information on the conference please contact:

MARE FORUM

Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com

 

Contact Information

MARE FORUM
Weena 235
3013 AL Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: +31.10.842 57 97
Fax:+31.10.844 99 69
global@mareforum.com