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Date(s) - Mar 26, 2015
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3rd annual Opportunities in Superyachts Conference, Malta.

Opportunities in Superyachts

3rd Annual Conference

26th March 2015, Westin Dragonara Resort, Malta
AGENDA (subject to change)
09.00 Conference Organiser’s opening remarks
08.00 Refreshments and registration
Session One: Welcome to the conference
CHAIRED BY: James Lawson, Partner, Hill Dickinson
09.00 Conference organizer`s opening remarks
09.05 Conference Chairman`s introduction to the conference
James Lawson, Hill Dickinson
09.15 Keynote presentation: The changing face of Superyacht regulation:
Update and focus on the impact of regulations on industry
09.35 Questions and Discussion
Session Two: Streamed sessions
Stream 1: Superyacht Technology
09.45 Next generation connectivity
Håkan Olsson, Sr. Director of Maritime, Kymeta Corp
10.05 Questions and Discussion
10.15 Panel Discussion: Emerging tech trends

  • Nanotechnology, satellite communications, connectivity, wearable tech for the race-orientated yacht
  • Roger Adamson, Chief Executive, Futurenautics
  • Guy Sear, Head of Business Development Maritime, Inmarsat
  • Derik Wagner, Managing Director, MTN
  • Håkan Olsson, Sr. Director of Maritime, Kymeta Corp
  • Captain Stephen Thomas AFRIN MNI, Master, Motor Yacht FADLALLAH
11.05 Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: Tax, VAT and Registration
11.35 Update on tax, ownership and registration issues
Janet Xanthopoulos, Head of the Yacht Division, Monoeci Management
11.55 Questions and Discussion
12.05 Panel Discussion:
Moderated by Alison Vassallo, Fenech & Fenech
Miguel Ángel Serra Guasch, Lawyer – Economist, Garrigues
Janet Xanthopoulos, Head of the Yacht Division, Monoeci Management
Dott. Ezio Vannucci, Partner, Moores Rowland Partners
12.55 Lunch
Session Four: Industry leaders` perspective
14.10 A leading broker`s perspective of current and future sales globally
Laurent Perignon, COO, Camper & Nicholson
14.30 A leading builder / designer`s focus on meeting demand from new markets
14.50 Questions and Discussion
14.55 Panel discussion
Session Five: Insurance
15.40 Insurance Panel Discussion
Claims, registration, crew, piracy, broadening of UN sanctions with Ukraine situation and how this may lead to freezing of owners` assets, submarines insurance, using refit contractors in yards and the implications for insurance
Moderated by: Melanie Corbett DipCII, Vice-President, Head of Lockton Yacht Practice, Private Client Division
Panellists include:
Mark Feltham, Director, Superyachts and Marine, Willis
Costas Frangeskides, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan LLP
Paul Miller, Director of Underwriting, R&Q Marine Services
Andrew Jameson, Matthews Daniel
16.30 Exhibition and Refreshments
Session Six: Champagne Roundtables
17.00 Roundtable discussions enable delegates to debate specialist topics of Interest. Delegates choose the roundtable they join and each discussion is moderated by a speaker or industry leader.

Roundtable topics include:

  • Creative ways of obtaining yacht finance
    Bob Atkinson, Partner, B Capital Partners LLP
  • Racing yacht design and development
  • Small craft design
  • Obtaining Finance
  • Marinas
  • Surveyors from different countries talk about the issues of concern to their profession:
  • Pitfalls and challenges / *New builds and second-hand purchases Classification societies under the microscope
  • Choosing a classification society
  • Quantifying costs and time
  • Why are there so many different class rules?
17.55 Chair`s Closing Remarks
18.00 Cocktail Party

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