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The Future of Refit and Repair

Thursday 30th April 2015, Melia Palas Atenea, Palma de Mallorca, Spain

Quaynote Communications in association with YachtMedia are running a one day conference on Refit and Repair, running alongside the Palma Boat Show.

The event has been enthusiastically greeted by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association who organise the show, and MYBA their umbrella trade association who have both offered their support for the events.

 

The Future of Refit and Repair

Thursday 30th April 2015, Melia Palas Atenea, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
AGENDA (subject to change)
08.00 Refreshments and registration
09.00 Conference organizer`s opening remarks
Session One: Welcome to the conference
09.05 Welcome and introduction from Conference Chairman.
Paul Miller, Director of Underwriting, R&Q Marine Services Ltd
09.15 Welcome from Balearic Government Representative.
09.20 Keynote presentation: The state of play in the Refit and Repair market for superyachts, including historical trends and predictions for the future.
Stefano Pagani, Chairman ICOMIA Superyacht Group, Head of Research Group, UCINA
09.40 Questions and discussion
Session Two: Contractual and commercial matters.
09.50 Presentation: Standard Framework Contracts and Codes of Practice
Discussion Leader:
Diego Colon de Carvajal. Director General of Astilleros de Mallorca refit & repair yard.
Expert Panel Members:

  • Tristan Rowe. Yacht Support Manager, Pendennis Shipyard.
  • Leon Von Ondarza, Maritime Lawyer, LVOF Abogados, Palma.
  • Jens Ploch. Sales Director. Pantaenius Yacht Insurance
10.10 Questions and Discussion
10.20 Panel Discussion
11.10 Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: Project Management the Key to Quality
11.40 Presentation: The role of Project Management in relation to Superyacht Refits and Repairs
12.00 Questions and Discussion
12.10 Panel Discussion
13.00 Lunch
Session Four – Interior Design for Superyacht Refits
14.00 Discussion Topics: Trends and examples in interior design for refit projects.
Futuristic materials of construction, and technological process developments for the interiors aspect of refit projects.
Speaker / Discussion Leader: Marnix Hoekstra. Managing Director – Vripack Naval Architects, Sneek, The Netherlands.
14.20 Questions and discussion
14.30 Interactive panel discussion with delegates
Session Five – Paints & Coatings for Refit & Repair/Maintenance
15.20 Discussion Topics: The coating manufacturers viewpoint on meeting the special finishing demands of superyacht refit project scheduling. Environmental considerations. Inspection standards and paint inspectors qualifications. Managing expectations….
Speaker / Discussion leader : Ken Hickling. Global Brand Manager – Akzo Nobel / President International Superyacht Society.
Expert panel members: Jotun Paints (Speaker to be confirmed)
Nico Roper, Managing Director, Atlas Paint Consultants
Christiaan Vinke, Bonsink Yacht Painters BV (NL), Member of ICOMIA Superyacht Coatings Applicator Group
15.40 Discussion Topics: The coating contractors viewpoint on the above subject
16.00 Questions and Discussion
16.10 Panel Discussion
16.40 Exhibition and refreshments
Session Five – Champagne Roundtables
17.10 Roundtable discussions enabling delegates to debate specialist topics of interest. Delegates choose the roundtable that they wish to join, and each discussion is moderated by a speaker or recognised industry leader
Roundtable topics to include:

  • Waster Water Treatment – The impact of new technologies and latest regulations affecting the design/refit considerations for superyachts
    Mark Beavis, Managing Director, ACO Marine
  • The selling process, what makes an owner ‘buy’ a refit?
  • MCA/LY codes and their affect on Refit/Repair.
  • MLC and its affect on Refit / Repair.
  • Embodying latest Fire Rescue & Safety legislation into the refit project.
  • Developments in heating, ventilating and onboard air quality.
  • Developments in fireproofing of interior soft furnishings
18.05 Chairman’s closing remarks.
18.10 Cocktail Party.

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