May 23, 2024 1:00 PM
Conference
200 EUR
Holiday Inn Istanbul - Tuzla Bay

2nd Super Yacht Türkiye 2024

Following the successful 1st Super Yacht Türkiye conference held last year, MARE FORUM with GISBIR, the Turkish Shipbuilders' Association, are pleased to announce the 2nd Super Yacht Türkiye 2024, to be held in Istanbul on Thursday, 23 May (afternoon).... [Scroll down]

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The Participants will plunge into a pool of booming businesses, network opportunities, and knowledge transfer.

It will be inspiring, Be There.

TENTATIVE LIST OF PANELLISTS (as of 13 May)

- Patrik von Sydow, CEO, Turquoise Yachts [CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN]
- Murat Kiran, President, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Tamer Kiran Chairman, Chamber of Shipping, Türkiye
- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas, President, Mare forum
- Alexander von Stein, Manager, Yachts, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
- Engel-Jan de Boer, Global Yacht Segment Director, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
- Rona Kaspi, Partner, AKT Law Firm
- Nurettin Caliskan, Board Member, President International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Cem Cakmak Sr. Technical Manager, Yachts, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
- Joep Gorgels
Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, EST-Floattech
- Joel Walton CEO, Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry
- Dimitris Dedepsidis Regional MPV, OSV, PASS & YACHT Segment Director, Business Development, DNV
- Serhan BÜYÜKDOĞAN,
Founder of Buyukdogan Law
- Sergio Cutolo Owner, Hydro Tec
- Ibrahim Karataş KARATAS Yacht Design
- Cem Hüroğlu Board Member, Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association
- Alp Ceylan  Managing Director, Strategy Finance
- Angelo Longinotti Interior project manager
- Andrea Armas Owner, Armas Yacht Consulting
- Xavier Perrone Commercial ManagerHill Robinson Group Ltd
- Tanju Kalaycıoglu Owner, Taka Yacht Design
- Ziya Saydam Associate Professor, Piri Reis University
- Halit Yukay Owner, Mazu Yacht
- Ali Tanır Sales Broker & New Build Specialist, Northrop and Johnson
- Fatih Sürekli Managing Director, Red Yacht Design
- Zahit Oğurlu Administrative Director, Akyacht
- Özgür Numan Owner, Numan Yachting
- Taylan SALGÜR Operations Director, Turquoise Yachts
- Tim Kerschaw Director, Sales & marketing, Dunya Yachts
- Erdem Ağan CEO, Aganlar Shipyard & Marina
- Can Soyaslan Managing Partner, Soyaslan Design
- Sinan Özer CEO, Aegean Yacht
- Piraye Şahinkaya Orhun Managing Director, Ares Yachts
- Fatih Kapucu Sales & Marketing Director, Ses Yachts
- Yigit Müstecaplioglu Technical Manager, Mengi Yay Yachts
- Artun Ertem
General Manager, Ataköy Marina
- Mehmet Caglarca Project Manager, Alia Yacht  
- Inanç Işıl Yıldırım Professor, Architecture and Yacht Interior Design Specialist
- Burak Gürses Production Manager, Sirena Marine
- Louis Montello Owner, Montello & Associates, P.A.
- İrfan Başar Founder, B&I Yachts
- Kerem BASER KRM yacht refit & rebuild


P R O G R A M M E


12:00

Registration (and light Lunch)



13:10


Opening and welcome

- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas, President, Mare forum
- Patrik von Sydow, CEO, Turquoise Yachts [CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN]
- Murat Kiran, President, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Cem Hüroğlu Board Member, Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association
- Tamer Kiran Chairman, Chamber of Shipping, Türkiye


13:40
Session 1


Expansion!
Challenges and Opportunities in the Booming Turkish Yachting Industry

- Wealth Management, Global Economy, Geopolitics, tensions, inflation, and the SuperYacht world
- What is the market book outlook for (green) superyachts? 

- Exploring the hurdles faced by Turkish shipyards amidst the thriving yachting sector and their strategic positioning.
- The quality standards in the Turkish new build market; how flag states and class societies can collaborate to provide essential support and guidance to shipyards
ensuring compliance with regulations and standards.
- The importance of Local Support for Shipyards: Analysing the crucial role of local support systems for the sustained growth and success of shipyards.


MODERATOR:
- Cem Cakmak Sr. Technical Manager, Yachts, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry

PANELLISTS:
- Joel Walton
CEO, Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry
- Engel-Jan de Boer
Global Yacht Segment Director, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
- Dimitris Dedepsidis Regional MPV, OSV, PASS & YACHT Segment Director, Business Development, DNV
- Alp Ceylan  Managing Director, Strategy Finance
- Serhan BÜYÜKDOĞAN, Founder, Buyukdogan Law
- Erdem Ağan CEO, Aganlar Shipyard & Marina
- Can Soyaslan Managing Partner, Soyaslan Design
- Sinan Özer CEO, Aegean Yacht
- Fatih Kapucu Sales & Marketing Director, Ses Yachts
- Yigit Müstecaplioglu Technical Manager, Mengi Yay Yachts
- Artun Ertem  General Manager, Ataköy Marina
- Burak Gürses Production Manager, Sirena Marine

 
14:30

Session 2

The right way ahead 
Decarbonization and Designing the visionary super yacht of the future. 



- What can we do now to help accelerate the availability of zero-carbon super yachts?
- What is now required to start reducing emissions immediately?
- What are possible incentives for first movers to decarbonisation?
- How are alternative fuel suppliers preparing to provide carbon-neutral and zero-carbon fuels for yachting at scale?  
- Are we still stuck in a chicken-and-egg situation, or are we one step further?
- What is the role of yacht owners, regulators, and society in the multi-relationship structure of their interests, focusing on a sustainable and commercially viable yachting, shipping, and trading industry?
- What are the necessary changes in marinas and port infrastructure, and is there an implementation plan?
- What are the key priorities?
- Can industry-wide initiatives, accelerate the industry’s transformation? What does it take for them to be successful?

MODERATOR:
- Piraye Şahinkaya Orhun Managing Director, Ares Yachts

PANELLISTS:
‍
- Joep Gorgels Chief Financial and Business Development Officer, EST-Floattech
- Engel-Jan de Boer
Global Yacht Segment Director, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
- Joel Walton CEO, Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry
- Taylan SALGÜR Operations Director, Turquoise Yachts
- Dimitris Dedepsidis Regional MPV, OSV, PASS & YACHT Segment Director, Business Development, DNV
- Cem Cakmak
Sr. Technical Manager, Yachts, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
- Rona Kaspi
Partner, AKT Law Firm
- Sergio Cutolo Owner, Hydro Tec
- Ibrahim Karataş Owner, KARATAS YACHT DESIGN LTD
- Özgür Numan Owner, Numan Yachting
- Inanç Işıl Yıldırım Professor, Architecture and Yacht Interior Design Specialist


15:20
Break

15:50

Session 3

The Human Factor in yachting - imperatives

- Why are new skills, Charisma, and talented people needed in the yachting and shipping industry?
- Exploring strategies to attract and retain skilled labour in Turkish shipyards amidst competition from more established regions and shipyards.
- Do we need more diversity in yachting shipping and trade?
- How can new talents in yachting be attracted?
- What is the role of yachting and shipping education institutes in the era of sustainability?
- What are the trends in yachting management?
- What are the visions of the young generation?
- What are they looking for when entering a yachting career?
- How to attract young people to yachting and shipping?
 
MODERATOR:
- Patrik von Sydow, CEO, Turquoise Yachts

PANELLISTS:

- Xavier Perrone, Commercial Manager, Hill Robinson Group
- Joel Walton CEO, Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry
- Alexander von Stein, Manager, Yachts, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
- Engel-Jan de BoerGlobal Yacht Segment Director, Lloyd’s Register EMEA
- Tanju Kalaycıoglu Owner, Taka Yacht Design
- Ziya Saydam Associate Professor, Piri Reis University
- Ali Tanır Sales Broker & New Build Specialist, Northrop and Johnson
- Zahit Oğurlu Administrative Director, Akyacht
- Sena Demircan Owner, Demircan Law Office
- Mehmet Caglarca Project Manager, Alia Yacht
- Tim Kerschaw Director, Sales & marketing, Dunya Yachts  

 
16:40


Session 4

Opportunities in the new yachting trends.


- What are the new Owners’ expectations and yachting trends?

- How will artificial intelligence affect the yachting industry - pros and contra
- Digitalization: efficiency, data, digital broking, automated ships
- Yachting, smart ports, management, data, interconnection
- The increased presence of top players in the hotel and cruise industry entering in the luxury yachting industry with new concepts and new buildings -threats and opportunities.
- Integration of yacht and villa or other assets?

- What is the trend of super-yacht marinas in the era of sustainability to accommodate (green) superyachts? 

- Toys, Extravaganzas, Chase & Support boats, Management.
- What is the next hot destination, homeport or refit facility and what services will be expected?

- Will we see more drones, submersibles, or helicopters?

- Integration of management services, cooperation and integration of yacht, family office and service providers?

MODERATOR:
- Joel Walton CEO, Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry

PANELLISTS:

- Angelo Longinotti Interior project manager
- Andrea Armas Owner, Armas Yacht Consulting
- Xavier Perrone, Commercial Manager, Hill Robinson Group
- Sergio Cutolo Owner, Hydro Tek
- Ibrahim Karataş Owner, KARATAS YACHT DESIGN LTD
- Cem Hüroğlu Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association
- Rona Kaspi, Partner, AKT Law Firm
- Nurettin Caliskan, Board Member, President International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Halit Yukay Owner, Mazu Yacht
- Fatih Sürekli Managing Director, Red Yacht Design
- Louis Montello Owner, Montello & Associates, P.A.
- İrfan Başar Founder, B&I Yachts
- Kerem BASER KRM yacht refit & rebuild


17:30 – 18:00

Conclusions and recommendations

- Patrik von Sydow, CEO, Turquoise Yachts [CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN]
- Murat Kiran President, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR


- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas, President, Mare forum,

18:00


THE NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION and NETWORKING CONFERENCE DINNER
will be held at the garden of GISBIR.

Address: GISBIR , Postane Mah. Çınarlı Sok. No:34 Mercan Tuzla, İstanbul

- The Networking Drinks Reception at 18:00 will be hosted by IRI/THE MARSHALL ISLANDS REGISTRY and AKT LAW FIRM

- The Network Conference Dinner at 19:30 will be hosted by ESENYEL | PARTNERS LAWYERS & CONSULTANTS

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Room Accommodation at the conference venue

Holiday Inn Istanbul - Tuzla Bay, an IHG Hotel

If you want to book a room at the conference venue using the discounted Mare Forum rates, please get in touch with the hotel by email and mention "Mareforum"  sales@hiistanbultuzla.comNo boring company presentations or long and predictable speeches, only dynamic and lively discussions between the panellists and audience participants.

The participants are shipping Executives, Yacht owners, Yacht managers, Charterers, Traders, Logistics providers, Capital providers, Investors, Energy Executives, Regulators, Maritime Lawyers, Consultants, Yachtbuilders, Marinas executives, Classification Societies, Press, Shipping services providers, and Smart Entrepreneurs.

Speakers & Panelists

Christophe Tygaat
Christophe Tygaat
Secreteary General
Sea Europe
Erdem Ağan
Erdem Ağan
CEO
Aganlar Shipyard & Marina
Engel-Jan de Boer
Engel-Jan de Boer
Global Yacht Segment Director
Lloyd's Register
DNV panellist
DNV panellist
Representative
DNV
Murat Kiran
Murat Kiran
President
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Nurettin Caliskan
Nurettin Caliskan
Board Member, President International Relations
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Taylan Salgur
Taylan Salgur
Operations Director
Turquoise Yachts
Tim Kershaw
Tim Kershaw
Director Sales & Marketing
Dunya Yachts
Joep Gorgels
Joep Gorgels
Chief Financial and Business Development Officer
Floattech
Ali Tanir
Ali Tanir
Sales Broker & New Build Specialist
Northrop and Johnson
İrfan Başar
İrfan Başar
Founder
B&I Yachts
Halit Yukay
Halit Yukay
Owner
Mazu Yachts
Artun Ertem
Artun Ertem
General Manager
Ataköy Marina
Ozgur Numan
Ozgur Numan
Owner
Numan Yachting
Sena Demircan
Sena Demircan
Owner at Demircan Law Office
Demircan Law Office
Alp Ceylan
Alp Ceylan
Managing Director
Strategy Finance
Joel Walton
Joel Walton
CEO
Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands
Zahit Oğurlu
Zahit Oğurlu
Administrative Director
Akyacht
Yigit Müstecaplioglu
Yigit Müstecaplioglu
Technical Manager
Mengi Yay Yachts
Alexander von Stein
Alexander von Stein
Manager Regulatory Affairs Liaison Yachts
International Registries, Inc.
Rona Kaspi
Rona Kaspi
Partner
AKT Law Firm
Xavier Perrone
Xavier Perrone
Commercial Manager
Hill Robinson Group
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Piraye Şahinkaya Orhun
Piraye Şahinkaya Orhun
Managing Director
Ares Yachts
Inanç Işıl Yıldırım
Inanç Işıl Yıldırım
Professor
Architecture and Yacht Interior Design Specialist
Thierry Voisin
Thierry Voisin
President
European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
Louis R. Montello
Louis R. Montello
Owner
Montello & Associates, P.A.
Cem Seven
Cem Seven
Chairman
Ship,Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Associaton of Türkiye
Cem Cakmak
Cem Cakmak
Sr. Technical Manager, Yachts
IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
Dimitris Dedepsidis
Dimitris Dedepsidis
Regional MPV, OSV, PASS & YACHT Segment Director, Business Development
DNV
Mehmet Caglarca
Mehmet Caglarca
Project Manager
Alia Yacht
Tamer Kıran
Tamer Kıran
Chairman
Turkish Chamber of Shipping
Cem Hüroğlu
Cem Hüroğlu
Board Member
Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association, Türkiye
Angelo Longinotti
Angelo Longinotti
Interior project manager
Ziya Saydam
Ziya Saydam
Associate Professor
Piri Reis University
İbrahim Karataş
İbrahim Karataş
Owner
KARATAS YACHT DESIGN LTD
Fatih Kapucu
Fatih Kapucu
Sales & Marketing Director
Ses Yachts
Andrea Armas
Andrea Armas
Naval Architect/Marine Surveyor
Armas Yacht Consulting
Fatih Surekli
Fatih Surekli
Managing Director
Red Yacht Design
Sergio Cutolo
Sergio Cutolo
Owner
Hydro Tek
Burak Gürses
Burak Gürses
Production Manager
Sirena Marine
Can Soyaslan
Can Soyaslan
General Manager
Soyaslan Yachts
Sinan Ozer
Sinan Ozer
CEO
Aegean Yacht
Serhan BÜYÜKDOĞAN
Serhan BÜYÜKDOĞAN
Founder
Buyukdogan Law
Patrik von Sydow
Patrik von Sydow
CEO
Turquoise Yachts
Tanju Kalaycioglu
Tanju Kalaycioglu
Owner
TAKA Yacht Design

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