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

Thursday 24 September 

Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo

Monaco

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.  It will be great again! 
Following last year’s overwhelming success Mare Forum is pleased to announce the 2nd Mare Forum Monaco Yacht Summit. The 1st Mare Forum Monaco Yacht Summit attracted over 250 executives from top quality companies and expectations are that this number will be topped in 2015!
On Thursday 24 September the 2nd Mare Forum Monaco Yacht Summit 2015 will take place in Monte Carlo during the Monaco Yacht Show 2015 where again 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 to exchange views, visions and valuable information which will make this forum another imperative and meaningful event.
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 2nd Mare Forum Monaco Yacht Summit 2015 is co-organised by Mare Forum and Blueship and supported among others by the Cayman Islands Registry.
Looking forward to welcoming you in Monaco
(as of 23 August)
A. Joel Walton CEO, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
Richard Schiferli Secretary General, Paris MOU
Harry Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
Paolo Moretti  General Manager, Marine Business Line, RINA
Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo Managing Director & CEO, Rizzo Bottiglieri De Carlini
Farouk Nefzi Marketing & Brand Director, Feadship
Michael Bodouroglou Chairman and CEO, Paragon Shipping
Khamis Juma Buamin Chairman of DDW-PAXOCEAN and Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries
Erwin Bamps CEO, Gulf Craft
Nicky Pappadakis Chairman Emeritus, Intercargo and Chairman, A.G. Pappadakis & Co.
Roberto Giorgi CEO, Fraser and Honorary President, V.Ships
Giovanni Paolo Risso President and CEO Cambiasso & Risso and General Secretary, Montecarlo Chamber of Shipping
Richard Coles Consultant, Gateley Plc
Lisa Verbit  Senior Vice President, Bank of America
Paolo Izzo GEMA Yacht Business Development Manager, Lloyd’s Register 
John-Kaare Aune Principal Surveyor, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands (MACI)
Adrian Jones CTA Tax Director, Dominion Tax Consultants
Dimitris Koukas Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers Ltd. (to be confirmed)
Engeljan de Boer Yacht Segment Manager, Marine Business Development WEA, Lloyd’s Register (to be confirmed)
Michael Stusch CEO, H2 Industries-AG
Alex Chumillas Tax Marine, Marina Port Vell
Sherice Arman Of Counsel, Maples & Calder
Marc Verburg Fleet Operations Manager, Yachts, International Registries (Netherlands) BV/Marshall Islands Registry
Robb R. Maass Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
Anastasios Economou Managing Director, Icon Safe Ship Partners
Greg V. Evans Executive Director, Global Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry
Ivan Sammut  Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen, Merchant Shipping Directorate (to be confirmed)
Janet Xanthopoulos Head of Yacht Ownership and Administration, Rosemont Yacht Services
John Wolf Partner, Head of Corporate, Campbells
Peter Southgate Director of Operations, Wright Maritime Group LLC
Quentin Bargate Senior Partner, Bargate Murray Sollicitors
John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M.  Chairman GM International Services Limited
Richie Blake Deputy Director, Cayman Registry
Vienna Eleuteri Sustainability Manager, Viareggio Superyachts Srl Unipersonale
Graeme Lord President, Fairport Yacht Support
Marcello Pica Managing Director, Mama Shipping
Russell Stockil Senior Yacht Compliance, Y.CO
Michael Moore   Founding Partner, Moore & Co. and Chairman, International Seakeepers Society
Fincantieri  Representative
Manolo Veladini  President, Mama Shipping
many more to confirm
Thursday 24 September 2015
Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo
13:00 Registration
 13:30

Opening and Welcome

A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry and Conference Chairman
Jannis Kostoulas President, Mare Forum 
Karen Kokabi Managing Director, Blueship
KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Richard Schiferli Secretary General, Paris MOU on Port State Control
Session 1:

The Big Picture;
Geopolitics, Wealth outlook, the Global Orderbook, the M.E. yacht expansion

14:00 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
14:10 SPEAKERS and SESSION PANELISTS:
  • Farouk Nefzi Marketing & Brand Director, Feadship; Trends in the superyacht industry
  • Erwin Bamps CEO, Gulf Craft; Yachting expansion in Middle East   
  • Khamis Juma Buamim Chairman, DDW-PAXOCREAN and Chairman Dubai Council for  Marine and Maritime Industries; Yachting expansion in Middle East
  • Omar Abu Omar Chief Operating Officer, Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF); UAE as global hub & regulator for large private yacht and future opportunities
Discussion between speakers, session panelists, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Will the orderbook increase in the next 5 to 10 years?

CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS:

  • Giuseppe Mauro Rizzo Managing Director & CEO, Rizzo Bottiglieri De Carlini
  • Nicky Pappadakis Emeritus Chairman, Intercargo and President A .G. Pappadakis
  • Michael Bodouroglou Chairman and CEO Paragon Shipping
  • Leon Patitsas CEO Atlas Maritime
  • Giovanni Paolo Risso President and CEO, Cambiaso Risso and General Secretary Montecarlo Chamber of Shipping
  • Erkam Yildirim Chairman, Zealand Shipping
  • Manolo Veladini President, Mama Shipping
  • Marcello Pica Member of the Board, Marine Partners Monaco
  • Marco Mazzù Head of Origination Strategy and Market Development, Fincantieri
  • John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. Chairman, GM International Services Limited
  • Anastasios Economou CEO, Icon Safe Ship SPC
  • Suheyl Demirtas Secretary General, Turkish ship and yacht building association, GISBIR
  • George Tsavliris Principal, Tsavliris Group and Chairman INTERMEPA
  • Michael Moore Founding Partner, Moore & Co. andChairman, International Seakeepers Society
  • Vienna Eleuteri Sustainability Manager, VSY (Viareggio Superyachts) and President, Eulabor Institure (The Italian-Netherlands Institute for Research)
  • Angelo Scorza Editor in Chief, Ship2Shore – ESA Srl
  • Paolo Moretti General Manager, Marine Business Line, RINA
Session 2:

Quality Yachts: PYC, Innovations and Eco-yachts, Improving the yachting services, Insurance, Finance and Investments 

15:10 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
Harry Vafias President & CEO, StealthGas Inc.
15:20 SPEAKERS and SESSION PANELISTS:
  • Michael Stusch CEO, H2 Industries AG;LOHC as an alternative fuel for plain electrical yachts
  • Paolo Izzo GEMA Yacht Business Development Manager, Lloyd’s Register 
  • Ronno Schouten DeVooght Naval Architects; The world’s first Hybrid Superyacht:  M/Y SAVANNAH
  • Marco Mazzù Head of Origination Strategy and Market Development & Jacopo Molinari Safety & Regulations Specialist, Fincantieri; Innovation and evolving regulation
  • Lisa Verbit Senior Vice President, Bank of America; Financing the superyachts
  • Greg Evans Executive Director Global Safety & Compliance, Cayman Registry
  • Roberto Giorgi Honorary President, V. Ships and CEO Fraser
  • Dimitris Koukas Managing Director, Optima Shipbrokers
  • Engeljan de Boer Yacht Segment Manager, Marine Business Development WEA, Lloyd’s Register (t.b.c.)
  • Graeme Lord President, Fairport Yacht Support
  • Peter Southgate Director of Operations, Wright Maritime Group LLC
  • Russell Stockil Senior Yacht Compliance, Y.CO
  • Paris Baloumis Marketing Manager, Oceanco
  • Jo Assael Cayman Registry
Discussion between speakers, session panelists, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • Does environmental yachting make sense? 

  • What are the yacht owners’ needs? 

  • What is missing – what has to be done?

CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: (see session 1)

Session 3:

EU Legal and Fiscal issues – Regulatory issues – The role of Flag States and Port States, Review of Key Yacht Flags, PSC and MLC

16:50 SESSION CHAIRMAN:
 Quentin Bargate Senior Partner, Bargate Murray Sollicitors
 17:00 SPEAKERS and SESSION PANELISTS
  • Adrian Jones Tax Director, Dominion Tax Consultants, Ltd.
  • Alex Chumillas Tax Marine, Marina Port Vell
  • Sherice Arman Of Council, Maples & Calder
  • Richard Coles Consultant, Gateley Plc
  • James Hatcher Shipping Master, Cayman Registry
  • Ivan Sammut Registrar General of Shipping & Seamen, Merchant Shipping Directorate, Malta
  • Marc Verburg Fleet Operations Manager Yachts, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
  • Jude Benny Managing Partner, Joseph Tan Benny, Singapore and Member of the Board of Directors,  Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, (MPA)
  • John Wolf Partner, Head of Corporate, Campbells
  • Robb R. Maass Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
  • Janet Xanthopoulos Head of Yacht Ownership and Administration, Rosemont Yacht Services
  • Flag States representatives
Discussion between speakers, session panelists, conference discussion panelists and audience participants on the following themes:
  • How to deal with new regulations?

  • What’s new on taxes?

  • Is VAT harmonization across Europe possible?

  • What’s the Role of the Flag State Shipping Master

CONFERENCE DISCUSSION PANELISTS: (see session 1)
Session 4:

Concluding Remarks 

 18:30 General Discussion and Synthesis by the conference chairman
A. Joel Walton, JP CEO, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
18:40 - 19:40 Cocktail Reception hosted by the Cayman Registry
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