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The Future for Captains and Crew conference

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The Future for Captains and Crew

A one day conference

Friday 1st May 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;
Norma Trease, Director, Salamanca Group
09.15 What next for yacht officers?

  • Developing a career path for crew
    Captain Roger Towner, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
09.35 Questions and discussion
Session Two: Crew Finances
09.45 Why captains and crew need to plan for their financial futures now
10.00 Financial planning for captains and crew

  • Why superyacht crew need tailored financial products
  • Obtaining the right crew medical insurance
  • Pensions, investments and mortgages for captains and crew
  • Facilitating multi-currency transactions
    Melanie Langley, Senior Crew Benefits Advisor, Moore Stephens Crew Benefits
10.30 Questions and discussion
10.40 Refreshments and Exhibition
Session Three: Regulation and the implications for crew training
11.10 Changing STCW requirements
Lars Lippuner, Business Development Manager, Warsash Superyacht Academy
11.30 Implications of MLC for crew training

  • New training regulations for ships` cooks, ETOs and Engineers
  • Trend towards blended learning
  • Lack of on-board learning on some vessels
  • MLC and Port State Control
    John Wyborn, Bluewater
11.50 Dealing with MLC compliance issues

  • What is the extent of MLC non-compliance amongst owners / managers?
  • What are likely to be the consequences in terms of inspections and problems?
  • Are owners providing adequate injury, death, medical and insurance cover?
    Joey Meen, PYA Director of Training and Certification
12.10 Panel Discussion – Duty of Care

  • Are owners and managers meeting their obligations to captains and crew?
  • Do regulations go far enough in protecting crew or is it a question of applying more pressure to comply with existing regulations?
  • Who should be responsible for ensuring compliance and what role should the yachting industry itself play in this?
  • Who pays for crew validation and management?
    John Wyborn, Bluewater
    Ken Hickling, ISS
    Joey Meen, PYA Director of Training and Certification
    Captain Roger Towner, Maritime and Coastguard Agency
    Alison Rentoul, Crew Performance Engineer, The Crew Coach
13.00 Lunch
Session Four: Chartering destinations and regulation
14.20 Mexico as a superyacht cruising destination
14.40 The changes in Matriculation tax and impact on Spanish chartering
15.00 Questions and discussion
Session Five: Crew travel
15.15 What you should know about crew travel
15.30 Questions
15.35 Refreshments
Session Six: Latest Products
16.00 Product demonstration
James Heise, Overtemp Marine
16.05 Questions
Session Seven – Champagne Roundtables
16.10 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 include:

  • How to network for career success
    Norma Trease, Director, Salamanca Group
17.00 Drinks Reception

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