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

On Thursday 25 September the 1st Mare Forum Monaco Yacht Summit 2014 will take place in Monte Carlo during the Monaco Yacht Show 2014 where yacht owners, yacht builders, executives from the yacht, shipping and maritime industries, lawyers, flag and port states representatives, trading and brokerage companies; key investors in yachting, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs; classification societies, marine equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, regulators, politicians and the media will gather at this prestigious conference where the exchange of views, visions and valuable information will make this forum another imperative and meaningful event. 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, and finally financing the purchase strategically.
Also, 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.
Should an owner take his private yacht commercial in the turbulent financial times?
What are the most effective ways of doing it?
Where should the yacht be registered?
And who will manage the operations of the yacht?
These and many more questions will be asked during this conference.
The 1st Mare Forum Monaco Yacht Summit 2014 is co-organised by Mare Forum and Blueship and supported by the Cayman Islands Registry.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Monaco

The Speakers and Discussion panelists

(as of 22 September)

A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands
Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping and the Aegean, Greece
Aleco Keusseoglou Président de la Société d’Exploitation des Ports de Monaco,
Capt. Paris Dragnis Chairman, Goldenport Shipmanagement (as participant)
Roberto Giorgi Honorary President, V.Ships
Ugo Salerno President and CEO, RINA
Apostolos Poulovassilis Regional director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Lloyd’s Register
Ivan Sammut Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Merchant Shipping Directorate, Transport Malta
Farouk Nefzi Director, Feadship
Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman, Drydocks World and Maritime World, Dubai
Harry Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Giovanni Paolo Risso President and CEO, Cambiaso Risso  and General Secretary Montecarlo Chamber of Shipping
George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group and Chairman INTERMEPA
Nicky Pappadakis Emeritus Chairman, Intercargo and President A .G. Pappadakis
Philippe Embiricos Past President, BIMCO
Emanuel Sofronis Director, SSL insurance Broker
Anastasios Economou CEO, Icon Safe Ship SPC
Erkam Yildirim Chairman Zealand Shipping
Stefano Penco Vice President, Europe Southern Region, ABS
Christian von Oldershausen Regional Business Development Manager West Europe & Africa, DNV GL – Maritime
Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation
Janet Xanthopoulos Head Yacht Division, Monoeci Management SAM
Paolo Moretti  General Manager Marine Business Line, RINA
Niko Dalpis Managing Director, Emigreen
John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. Chairman GM International Services Limited
Fiorenzo Spadoni Pleasure Vessels Sector Manager, RINA
Suleyman Vural Derin Shipping
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
Marc Verburg Fleet Operations Manager, Yachts, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Matt Hannaford Curtis Davis Garrard LLP
Richard Coles  Gateley
Greg Evans  Cayman Registry
Quentin Bargate Bargate Murray
Adrian Jones  Blackstar VAT Management
Gianfranco Puopolo PG Legal
John Wolf  Campbells
Michael Stusch  H2 Industries
Dirk de Jong  Director, Oceanco (to be confirmed)
Peter Southgate Wright Maritime Group
John-Kaare Aune Cayman Registry
Michael Moore Founding Partner of  Moore & Co and Chairman of the International Seakeepers Society
Engeljan de Boer 
 Yacht Segment Manager, Marine Business Development WEA, Lloyd’s Register
Alex Chumillas  Tax Marine, Spain
Vienna Eleuteri Sustanability manager, VSY (Viareggio Superyachts) and President, Eulabor Institute (The Italian – Netherland Institute for Research)
Russill Stockil  YCO
Robb R. Maass . Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A
Richie Blake  Cayman Registry
Pawel Wysocki  Hill Dickinson
Dimitris Koukas Managing Director Optima shipbrokers
Thursday 25 September 2014
Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo
13:30 Registration

Opening and Welcome

14:00 A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands and Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum 
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
14:10 Miltiadis Varvitsiotis Minister of Shipping, Maritime Affairs and the Aegean, Greece
14:20 Aleco Keusseoglou Président Délégué de la SEPM, Monaco
Session 1:

The Big Picture; Geopolitics, World Economy and the Global Orderbook

14:30 Ugo Salerno President & CEO, RINA and Session Chairman
14:40 Harry Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.; The history and the present of the yachting industry
14:50 Farouk Nefzi Director, Feadship; Global Orderbook
15:00 Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman, Drydocks World & Maritime World, Dubai
15:10 Michael Moore Founding Partner of  Moore & Co and Chairman of the International Seakeepers Society
 15:20 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
Will the orderbook increase in the next 5 to 10 years?

Conference discussion panelists:

Stefano Penco Vice President, Europe Southern Region, ABS

Erkam Yildirim Chairman Zealand Shipping

Nicky Pappadakis Emeritus Chairman, Intercargo and President A .G. Pappadakis

Philippe Embiricos Past President, BIMCO

John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. Chairman GM International Services Limited

Emanuel Sofronis Director, SSL insurance Broker

Suleyman Vural Derin Shipping

Anastasios Economou CEO, Icon Safe Ship SPC

Jan Fransen Managing Director, Green Award Foundation

Janet Xanthopoulos Head Yacht Division, Monoeci Management SAM

Niko Dalpis Managing Director, Emigreen

Fiorenzo Spadoni Pleasure Vessels Sector Manager, RINA

Dimitris Koukas Managing Director Optima shipbrokers

Session 2:

Regulations: The role of Flagstates and Portstates, Review of Key Yachts Flags, PSC and MLC

15:50 Christian von Oldershausen Business Development Manager, DNV GL and session chairman
16:00 Richard Coles Gateley; Review of key flags
16:10 session discussion panelists: 
Ivan Sammut Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen, Merchant Shipping Directorate, Malta
Marc Verburg Fleet Operations Manager, Yachts, IRI/The Marshall Islands Registry
Giovanni Paolo Risso President and CEO, Cambiaso Risso and General Secretary Montecarlo Chamber of Shipping
Greg Evans Cayman Registry
Monaco Representative
Discussion between speakers, session panelists, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
How to deal with the new regulations?
Discussion Panelists (see conference discussion panelists 1st session)

Session 3:

EU Legal and Fiscal issues

16:40 Quentin Bargate Bargate Murray and session chairman
16:50 Adrian Jones Blackstar VAT Management
17:00 Gianfranco Puopolo PG Legal
17:10 Discussion between speakers, discussion panelists and audience participants
Panel:
John Wolf Campbells
Pawel Wysocki Hill Dickinson
Alex Chumillas Tax Marine, Spain

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

Discussion Panelists (see conference discussion panelists 1st session)
Session 4:

Quality yachts; PYC; Innovations and  Eco-yachts

17:40 Apostolos Poulovassilis Regional Marine Manager – Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), Lloyd’s Register Group and session chairman
17:50 Michael Stusch H2 Industries or other equivalent; Alternative Fuels
18:00 Dirk Dejong Director, Oceanco; Building to PYC
18:10 Matt Hannaford Curtis Davis Garrard LLP; Standardised Contracts – BIMCO Newbuildcontract for Yachts
18:20 Paolo Moretti General Manager Marine Business Line, RINA
Vienna Eleuteri Sustanability manager, VSY (Viareggio Superyachts) and President, Eulabor Institute (The Italian – Netherland Institute for Research)
18:20 Panel:
John-Kaare Aune Cayman Registry
Peter Southgate Wright Maritime Group
Russill Stockil YCO

Richie Blake Cayman Registry

Discussion between speakers, panelists, discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
What are the owners needs?
Discussion Panelists (see conference discussion panelists 1st session)
Session 5: 

Improving the yachting services

 18:50 Roberto Giorgi Honorary President, V. Ships and session chairman
19:00 Engeljan de Boer 
Yacht Segment Manager, Marine Business Development WEA, Lloyd’s Register
Panelists:
Giovanni Paolo Risso President and CEO, Cambiaso Risso and General Secretary Montecarlo Chamber of Shipping
Graeme Lord Fairport Yacht Support
John-Kaare Aune Cayman Registry
More panelists to be announced
 19:10 Discussion between speakers, panelists discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
What is missing - what has to be done?
Discussion Panelists (see conference discussion panelists 1st session)
Session 6:

Concluding Remarks 

 19:40 General Discussion and Synthesis by the conference chairman
Joel Walton CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands
19:50 – 20:50  Cocktail Reception hosted by the Cayman Registry
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