May 18, 2023 1:00 PM
Conference
200 EUR
Holiday Inn Istanbul - Tuzla Bay

1st Super Yacht Türkiye

MARE FORUM and GISBIR, the Turkish Shipbuilders' Association, are pleased to announce the Super Yacht Türkiye 2023 conference, to be held on Thursday, 18 May (afternoon), at the Holidayin Hotel in Tuzla, Istanbul. [Scroll down]....

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The conference will take place in an open, daring and stimulating environment combined with transparent discussions, with yachting executives actively participating, discussing, debating and will exchanging their thoughts, ideas, visions, and roles in (green) yachting, energy transition and security, decarbonization, financing, and investing models the yachting today and the future.

One of the conference discussions' central themes will be how the Turkish yachting industry will accelerate towards an excellent future.

Participants will plunge into a pool of booming businesses, network opportunities, and knowledge transfer.
It will be inspiring, Be There.

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P R O G R A M M E

[Scroll down to view the tentative list of speakers and panellists]

12:00
Registration

12:15
Networking Light Lunch hosted by

HydroTec

13:15

Welcome and Opening

- Ioannis (Jannis) Kostoulas, President, Mare forum
- Patrik von Sydow, CEO, Turquoise Yachts [CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN]
- Murat Kiran, President, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Cem Seven Chairman, Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association, Türkiye
- Theo Hooning, Secretary General, Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss)
- Tamer Kiran Chairman, Chamber of Shipping, Türkiye

 13:40
Session 1

The Super Yacht market outlook, Regulations and Financing the Turkish yachting industry.


- What are the forecasts and trends in supply and demand to2030 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 decarbonisation first movers with effective regulations?
- Is regional regulation a bad thing in the meantime?
- Looking ahead, the Turkish and European countries' tax systems 
- What are the opportunities for financing and investing in the Turkish yachting industry?    

Session Chairman:
- Serhan BÜYÜKDOĞAN, Partner, Karaman Law firm
Discussion panellists:
- Patrick Bachofner, Director, Geneva Office and Worldwide Director, Yachts, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
- Omer Koray, General Manager, Alia Yachts
- Rona Kaspi, Partner, AKT Law Firm
- Louis R. Montello, Owner, Montello Law
- İbrahim Karataş, Owner, KARATAS YACHT DESIGN LTD
- Cagin Genç, CEO, Sirena Marine
- Ertuğ Yaşar Managing Director, Elkon
- Yusuf Yaldız, Project Manager, Mengi Yay Yachts
- Baris Dedetas Founding Partner, Matesis Marine & Engineering Co.
- Can Soyaslan General Manager, Soyaslan Yachts
- Tanil Surmeli Product Development Manager, Sirena Marine
- Ali Tanir General Manager, Vision F Yachts


14:50
Session 2

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

- What are market and owners’ expectations and requirements / the yachting trends/ environmental imperatives / new technologies/digitalisation and cybersecurity?
- Designing the future visionary yacht and designing the smart marinas to accommodate innovative yachts and alternative fuels.
- Who are the 2050 Super yacht Pioneers
- Decarbonisation – is there a pathway for yachts to 2030 and 2050
- Are there lessons to be learned    
- New concepts, Alternative fuels, what do owners expect?
- Sense and nonsense about fuels
- Where are we today on perceptions and realities of fuels and innovations?
- What is the answer of the Turkish yachting industry?

Session Chairman:
- Prof.Dr. Mustafa Insel Head of Technical Affairs and R&D commission of GISBIR  / TÜRKLİM
Discussion panellists:

- Marc Verburg, Director Yacht Operations, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
- Gerardo Pastore Technical Director, Hydro Tec - Creative Naval Architecture
- Matteo Magherini, Business Developer Coordinator, LATERAL Naval Architects
- Fiorenzo Spadoni, Global Yachting Director, RINA
- Fatih Surekli Managing Director, Red Yacht Design
- Berna Korkmaz, Principal Plan Approval Engineer, Turk Loydu
- Gerardo Pastore Technical Director, Hydro Tec - Creative Naval Architecture
- Elkin Yıldırım, Shipyard Manager, Sarp Yachts
- Sedat Ergün CEO, Dunya Yachts
- Kivanc Nart, General Manager, AkYacht
- Cem Hüroğlu, Board Member, Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association, Türkiye
- Efe Kuyumcu, Managing Director, Dromeas Yacht
- Tanju Kalaycioglu Owner, TAKA Yacht Design
- Ferhat Acuner General Manager and Board Member, NAVTEK
- more panellists to be announced

15:50  Break

16:20
Session 3

Opportunities in the new yachting trends.
Ports and Marinas, Toys, Extravaganzas, Chase & Support boats, Management, Destinations, education and the human factor

- 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 is the current image of the superyacht industry, and how can we further enhance it?
- 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:
- Marc Verburg, Director Yacht Operations, IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
Discussion panellists:

- Xavier Perrone, Commercial Manager, Hill Robinson Group
- Taylan Salgur, Operations Director, Turquoise Yachts
- Davide Minieri, Managing Director, Hydro Tec - Creative Naval Architecture
- Dilan Sarac, Executive Director, The Superyacht Life Foundation
- İbrahim Karataş, Owner, KARATAS YACHT DESIGN LTD
- Nurettin Caliskan, Board Member, President International Relations, Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
- Cagin Genç, CEO, Sirena Marine
- Sinan Ozer, CEO, Aegean Yacht
- Ozgur Numan, Director Yacht Department, RMK Marine
- Haluk Çoban Founder, SEAVISER Engineering Services LTD. STI.
- Halit Yukay Owner, Mazu Yachts
- Ekin Bora General Manager, Neva Marine

17:20

Conclusions and recommendations


17:30 - 19:30

Cocktail reception hosted by
IRI/Marshall Islands Registry and AKT Law Company


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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.com

 

Speakers & Panelists

Nurettin Caliskan
Nurettin Caliskan
Board Member, President International Relations
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Yusuf Yaldız
Yusuf Yaldız
Mengi Yay Yachts
Sedat Ergün
Sedat Ergün
CEO
Dunya Yachts
Efe Kuyumcu
Efe Kuyumcu
Managing Director
Dromeas Yachts
Marc Verburg
Marc Verburg
Director Yacht Operations
IRI/Marshall Islands Registry
Elkin Yıldırım
Elkin Yıldırım
Shipyard Manager
Sarp Yachts
Cem Hüroğlu
Cem Hüroğlu
Board Member
Turkish Ship, Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Association
Fiorenzo Spadoni
Fiorenzo Spadoni
Global Yachting Director
RINA
Tanju Kalaycioglu
Tanju Kalaycioglu
Owner
TAKA Yacht Design
İbrahim Karataş
İbrahim Karataş
Owner
KARATAS YACHT DESIGN LTD
Thierry Voisin
Thierry Voisin
President
European Committee for Professional Yachting, ECPY
Engel-Jan de Boer
Engel-Jan de Boer
Global Yacht Segment Director
Lloyd's Register
Haluk Çoban
Haluk Çoban
Founder
SEAVISER Engineering Services LTD. STI.
Taylan Salgur
Taylan Salgur
Operations Director
Turquoise Yachts
Dilan Sarac
Dilan Sarac
Executive Director
The Superyacht Life Foundation
Patrick Bachofner
Patrick Bachofner
Director, Geneva Office and Worldwide Director, Yachts
International Registries
Yiğit Akbarlas
Yiğit Akbarlas
Design And Engineering Director
Mengi Yay Yachts
Tanil Surmeli
Tanil Surmeli
Product Development Manager
Sirena Marine
Omer Koray
Omer Koray
General Manager
Alia Yachts
Ali Tanir
Ali Tanir
Sales Broker & New Build Specialist
Northrop and Johnson
Halit Yukay
Halit Yukay
Owner
Mazu Yachts
 Gerardo Pastore
Gerardo Pastore
Technical Director
Hydro Tec - Creative Naval Architecture
Fatih Surekli
Fatih Surekli
Managing Director
Red Yacht Design
Matteo Magherini
Matteo Magherini
Business Developer Coordinator
LATERAL Naval Architects
Patrik von Sydow
Patrik von Sydow
CEO
Turquoise Yachts
Murat Kiran
Murat Kiran
President
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Ferhat Acuner
Ferhat Acuner
General Manager and Board Member
NAVTEK DENİZ TEKNOLOJİSİ A.Ş.
Davide Minieri
Davide Minieri
Managing Director
Hydro Tec - Creative Naval Architecture
Sinan Ozer
Sinan Ozer
CEO
Aegean Yacht
Serhan BÜYÜKDOĞAN
Serhan BÜYÜKDOĞAN
Founder
Buyukdogan Law
Yuşa Demir
Yuşa Demir
Project Manager
Mengi Yay Yachts
Kivanc Nart
Kivanc Nart
General Manager
AkYacht
Theo Hooning
Theo Hooning
Secretary General
Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss)
More panelists to be announced
More panelists to be announced
stay-tuned
Ekin Bora
Ekin Bora
General Manager
Neva Marine
Berna Korkmaz
Berna Korkmaz
Principal Plan Approval Engineer
Turk Loydu
Cagin Genç
Cagin Genç
CEO
Sirena Marine
Ozgur Numan
Ozgur Numan
Owner
Numan Yachting
Can Soyaslan
Can Soyaslan
General Manager
Soyaslan Yachts
Louis R. Montello
Louis R. Montello
Owner
Montello & Associates, P.A.
Baris Dedetas
Baris Dedetas
Founding Partner
Matesis Marine & Engineering Co.
Mustafa İnsel
Mustafa İnsel
Head of Technical Affairs and R&D commission
Turkish Shipbuilders Association GISBIR
Rona Kaspi
Rona Kaspi
Partner
AKT Law Firm
Ertuğ Yaşar
Ertuğ Yaşar
External Relations Commission Member
GISBIR Turkish Shipbuilders Association
Xavier Perrone
Xavier Perrone
Commercial Manager
Hill Robinson Group
Cem Seven
Cem Seven
Chairman
Ship,Yacht and Marine Services Exporters Associaton of Türkiye

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