March 22, 2023 9:00 AM
Conference
450 EUR
Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach

Super Yacht Americas WPB Edition 2

Following the success of the 1st Super Yacht Americas WPM last year and the Monaco and Fort Lauderdale conferences, we are pleased to announce the 2nd Super Yacht Americas WPM 2023 by Mare Forum, to be held on Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023. The conference will take during the Palm Beach International Boat Show. [ scroll down... ]

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The Super Yacht Americas WPB 2023, 2nd Edition, is organized by
Mare Forum and supported by our main sponsor Cayman Registry.

This prestigious gathering is to exchange views, visions and valuable information on the yachting future, making this forum another imperative and meaningful event.

This conference will be attended by: yacht owners, yacht builders, yacht designers, executives from the yacht, shipping and maritime industries, lawyers, flag and port states representatives, brokerage companies, key investors in yachting, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, marine and yachting equipment manufacturers, financial institutions, regulators, and the media.

Except for the reserved speaking slots, most of the conference time will be allocated to the debates and discussions between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants.
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It will be inspiring, Be there, Be heard.

P R O G R A M  

[To view the tentative list of speakers and panellists,  scroll down...]

Canopy by Hilton West Palm Beach Hotel

08:30
Registration

09:00

Opening & Welcome

- Georgios (Ilios) Kostoulas Executive Director, Mare Forum, ORGANISER
- Joel Walton, CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry. CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN

09:00
Session 1

The Super Yacht market outlook, The future of regulation; fiscal and legal issues - imperatives.

Topics to be discussed:
- What are the forecast and trends in supply and demand to 2030 and beyond?
- What are the new Owners’ expectations and yachting trends?
- How has the pandemic impacted yachting?
- Will yachts be operated differently?
- How can regulations become better balanced with market realities?
- Can the regulators follow the speed of the decarbonization first movers with effective regulations?
- Is regional regulation a bad thing in the meantime?
- Looking ahead, the  countries' tax systems
- What are the opportunities for financing and investing in the American yachting industry?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Sherice Arman Partner, MAPLES GROUP
DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
- Thierry Voisin President European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
- Michael Moore Founding Partner, Moore & Company
- Robb R. Maass Partner, Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
- Barrett Wright
President, Hill Robinson USA
- Louis R. Montello, Owner, Montello & Associates, P.A.
- Matteo Magherini Business Developer Coordinator, LATERAL Naval Architects
- Colin Adams Marine Operational Center - Americas, Bureau Veritas
- Audience Participants

10:00
Session 2

The right way ahead to Decarbonization and Designing the visionary super yacht of the future
What are the key lessons to be learned?

Topics to be discussed:
- What are market and owners’ expectations and requirements / the yachting trends / environmental imperatives / new technologies/digitalization and cybersecurity?
- New concepts, Alternative fuels, what do owners expect?
- What is now required to start reducing emissions immediately?
- Where are we today on perceptions and realities of fuels and innovations?
- How are alternative fuel suppliers preparing to provide carbon-neutral and zero-carbon fuels for yachting and shipping at scale?
- What are possible incentives for first movers to decarbonization?
- Designing the future visionary yacht and designing the smart marinas to accommodate innovative yachts and alternative fuels.
- Who are the 2050 Super yacht Pioneers
- Are there lessons to be learned    
- What is the answer of the American yachting industry?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Peter​ Southgate Regional Director, Americas/Yacht Code Specialist, Cayman Registry
DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
- Matteo Magherini Business Developer Coordinator, LATERAL Naval Architects
- Robert van Tol Executive Director, Water Revolution Foundation
- Luca Carrà Senior Engineer, RINA USA Inc.
- Steve Monk Director, DA GAMA MARITIME
- Corey Ranslem CEO, Dryad Global
- Richie Blake Managing Director, Döhle Yachts
- Erik Speyer Director of Sales for Bluewater Books and Charts
- Robert Ellis Sales and Business Development, Licell
- Audience Participants

11:20
Break

 11:40
Session 3

Opportunities in the new yachting trends.
The Human Factor, education, and Ports and Marinas, Toys, Extravaganzas, Chase & Support boats, Destinations

Topics to be discussed:

- Do we need new skills and expertise, plus more diversity in yachting?
- Do we need talented and charismatic people for the future of yachting?
- Where will they come from?
- What is the role of yachting 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 to enter a yachting carrier?
- How to attract young people to yachting?
- What are the future trends?
- What is the future of the charter market?
- Will we see continuing growth in the use of chase boats?
- What is the next hot destination, home port or refit facility and what services will be expected?
- Will we see more drones, submersibles or helicopters?
- Integration of yacht and villa or other assets?
- Integration of management services, cooperation and integration of yacht,family office and service providers?

SESSION CHAIRMAN:
- Graeme Lord Owner, Fairport Yacht Support
DISCUSSION PANELLISTS:
- Erin Ackor, Partner, Moore & Co., P.A.
- Capt. David Peano HOD US Fleet & Fleet Manager, Camper & Nicholsons
- Richie Blake, Managing Director, Döhle Yachts
- Thierry Voisin President European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
- Michael Moore, Founding Partner, Moore & Company
- Norma Trease Member of the Board of Directors, International SeaKeepers Society
- Colin Adams Marine Operational Center - Americas, Bureau Veritas
- Audience Participants

12:50

Concluding remarks and Synthesis by the conference chairman

Joel Walton, CEO, Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands and Cayman Registry

13:00

Lunch

hosted by the Cayman Registry

14:00
Special program hosted by

International Super yacht Society (ISS)

16:30 - 17:30

Social Drinks

Speakers & Panelists

Georgios Kostoulas
Georgios Kostoulas
Executive Director
Mare Forum
Erin Ackor
Erin Ackor
President
International Superyacht Society
Michael Moore
Michael Moore
Founding Partner
Moore & Company
Norma Trease
Norma Trease
Member of the Board of Directors
International SeaKeepers Society
Joel Walton
Joel Walton
CEO
Maritime Authority of Cayman Islands
Matteo Magherini
Matteo Magherini
Business Developer Coordinator
LATERAL Naval Architects
Thierry Voisin
Thierry Voisin
President
European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
Richie Blake
Richie Blake
Managing Director
Döhle Yachts
Barrett Wright
Barrett Wright
President
Hill Robinson USA
Robert Ellis
Robert Ellis
VP Sales & Business Development
Sea-Fire Marine
Robb R. Maass
Robb R. Maass
Partner
Alley, Maass, Rogers & Lindsay, P.A.
Peter Southgate
Peter Southgate
Regional Director, Americas & Yacht Code Specialist
Cayman Registry
Capt. David PEANO
Capt. David PEANO
HOD US Fleet & Fleet Manager
Camper & Nicholsons
Colin Adams
Colin Adams
Marine Operational Center - Americas
Bureau Veritas
Louis R. Montello
Louis R. Montello
Owner
Montello & Associates, P.A.
Graeme Lord
Graeme Lord
Owner
Fairport Yacht Support
Robert van Tol
Robert van Tol
Executive Director
Water Revolution Foundation
Luca Carrà
Luca Carrà
Senior Engineer
RINA USA Inc.
Corey Ranslem
Corey Ranslem
CEO
Dryad Global
Sherice Arman
Sherice Arman
Partner
MAPLES GROUP
 Steve Monk
Steve Monk
Director
DA GAMA MARITIME

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