boot Düsseldorf has the pleasure of presenting the new one-day conference European Superyacht Forum. The forum will combine interactive panel discussions, interviews and keynote presentations about issues pertinent to both domestic and global superyacht industries.
Quaynote has joined forces with the organisers of boot Dusseldorf to launch the European Superyacht Forum, a new one-day conference taking place on Tuesday, 21 January, 2020. Taking place alongside boot Dusseldorf, the annual marine industry tradeshow, the European Superyacht Forum will appeal not only to regular visitors to the exhibition but to a wide international audience of yachting professionals from across Europe and further afield.
The European Superyacht Forum will tackle issues pertinent to both domestic and global superyacht industries such as Superyacht building, design, law, technology, trends and the on-board experience. The forum will combine interactive panel discussions, interviews and keynote presentations only to ensure optimum engagement with the audience. Building on the success of Quaynote`s impressive track record of establishing long-running events in Malta, Spain, France, Greece, U.K. and multiple locations in the U.S. and Asia, The European Superyacht Forum will offer delegates the perfect opportunity for networking and business development while bringing them up-to-speed on key issues
Panel: What are the hot building trends now and for the future? *How is the design and market for explorer yachts evolving? *How is the yacht building industry responding to calls for sustainability? Speakers (Ewan Hind, COO,Arksen; Dean Smith, Director, Hampshire Marine)
Session Design - interior & exterior
Panel: *Designing outdoor entertainment and living spaces *reducing complexity in terms of both rigging and crew *engineering packages that offers comfort and agility on the water. *Will we see the demise of the white “wedding cake” yacht as Millennial owners come of age? Speakers (Adrian Chisnell, Team Principal, RWD; Veronika Schmid, Gill Schmid Design; Alejandro Crespo Daroca, Yacht Designer)
Keynote Presentation: Building a superyacht in Germany – *Which country`s law will you be governed by? *Facts, Options, Legal and Fiscal Strategy Prof. Dr. Christoph Ph. Schliessmann
Getting to grips with VAT recovery *A guide for charterers: a guide to what you need to know and do Pedro Pestano da Silva, Marosa VAT)
Session Onboard experience
Panel: *Why customized digital technology is important *The shifting focus on yachts as home away from home *Food & wine on board superyachts *The growth of new superyacht destinations *Current trends in toys and tenders
Speakers (Richard Lambert, Head of Sales, Burgess; Roger Horner, Group Managing Director, E3; Craig Barnett, Sales & Marketing Manager, Triton Submarines; Domizia Marini, Business Development, HSML)
Session Superyacht Trends
Presentation: The Uberization of the Yachting World *New ways of buying and owning superyachts *How does the co-ownership model work in practice? Matty Zadnikar, Co-Founder, SeaNet
Panel: What will be the top trends for 2020? *Environmental issues, exploration and expedition capabilities, and technological development *Bigger and bigger yachts *Snow rooms, full gyms, IMAX theatres and popcorn machines *Getting administration, paperwork and regulatory issues organised properly by professionals
Speakers (Daniel Küpfer, Ocean Independence; Raf Breuls, Business Development Director Europe, SeaNet Europe; Tony Brown, Marina Director, Porto Montenegro)
Panel: How has customer service been impacted by technology? * What are the pitfalls of technology tools used in the broker / charter sector? * Has the level of customer service experienced declined or improved as a result of technology? Toby Maclaurin, Director, Sales & Marketing, Ocean Independence