• Monday

  • Tuesday

  • Wednesday

  • Thursday


Structured around the industry’s key disciplines, the programme will feature different ‘streams’ to help you plan your time effectively. If you’re focused on operations, for example, you can plan to prioritise your sessions over the course of the four days whilst still allowing time to explore other areas of interest. Click here to understand more about the programme streams.

With a variety of keynote sessions, workshops, provoking spotlights and valuable networking time, The Superyacht Forum programme is designed to inspire, spark ideas and bring you a range of voices and from inside and outside the industry. Scroll down to see what discussions will take place on the four days, and click on each session for more information.

Have an idea for the 2017 programme? Email Feyi Taiwo feyi@thesuperyachtgroup.com
This programme is subject to change. To view the programme from our 2016 event please click here.


Monday

09:00-10:45
Registration

Forum Lounge

Registration and networking breakfast

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10:45-11:00
Opening Address

Forum

The Chairman will open The Superyacht Forum to set the tone and agenda for the next four days.

Martin H. Redmayne
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11:00-12:00
The 10-year Blueprint

Forum

How can the industry ensure that the next generation of brokers, managers, crew, designers and shipyards inherit a strong and stable market?

Adrian McCourt, Watkins Marine Services 

Wim Koersvelt, Yacht Concepts and Construction Consultants (YCCC)

Captain Mike Hitch, Marine Director, M.Y Golden Odyssey 

Captain A J Anderson, Wright Maritime Group llc

John Leonida
Martin H. Redmayne
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12:00-12:30
Coffee and Networking Break

Forum Lounge

Coffee and networking break

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12:30-13:30
The Investor Summit

Forum

What makes a company from outside the industry dive into the superyacht world? This panel will feature investors who are making a mark on the superyacht world from outside industries. What can they bring to our market and what do they need to know about ours?

Remy Millott
Stephen Murphy
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13:30-15:00
Lunch

Lunch Room

Lunch and networking break

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15:00-16:00
Superyacht Fiscal

Room 2

What are the implications of regulations and tax in the superyacht industry? This session will look at fiscal policies; tax, law, regulations and topics alike affecting the management and operations of superyachts. 

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15:00-16:00
SY Intelligence: Marinas and Berthing

Room 3

The Superyacht Intelligence Agency will present a detailed, data driven report about this area of the market.

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15:00-16:00
Redefining Intelligence

Forum

How is Rolls Royce changing the face of AI and innovating the way that marine vessels navigate the waters? This presentation will give an insight into how one of the leaders in this field is driving the market forward - is this the future for superyachts?

 

Oskar Levander
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15:00-16:00
Refit & Captains

Room 1

What do captains want from shipyards? What do shipyards want from captains? Hear from both sides and discuss how the industry can improve this relationship.

Tristan Rowe, Pendennis Shipyard

Captain Oleksiy Lavrenov

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16:00-17:00
Afternoon Coffee

Forum Lounge

Wine and Networking Break

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17:00-18:00
Red Ensign Code - The Launch

Forum

Hear from key figures behind the new code from the largest flag states across the globe. Is this indicative of an industry open to change? The panel will examine the intricacies of the code, as well as discuss the role of flags on a broader level.

Stuart Hannam, Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

Jo Assael
Angus Lamming
Sir Alan Massey
Richard Montado
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17:00-18:00
Rolls Royce: Q&A

Room 1

Complementing the earlier presentation, Levander will discuss situational awareness, remote operations, composite materials, advanced propulsion and lower emissions technology.

Oskar Levander
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18:00-19:00
Welcome Drinks Reception

Partner Lounge

Join us for a refreshing drink in the Forum Lounge as we celebrate the first day of The Superyacht Forum 2017. Share your thoughts on the opening days sessions, catch up with old acquaintances, make new connections and discuss the ways in which we can work towards a strong and sustainable market for the next decade.

 

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Tuesday

09:30-10:30
Registration

Forum Lounge

Registration and Networking Breakfast

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10:30-11:30
Cyber Hacking: The Real Deal

Room 1

There's been a lot of talk in the industry about cyber security and potential hacks on superyachts, but what are the actualities of these attacks? Hear from a former hacker-turned cyber expert who will demonstrate in a live environment how serious these issue can be.

 

Cal Leeming
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10:30-11:30
Navigating outside western yachting

Room 3

A case study in moving away from the traditional cruise routes. This session will look at each aspect of operating a yacht in these conditions, from the vessel itself to crew training.

Thomas Andersson, Viking Ice Consultancy

Edwin Cras, Castor Networks

Tony Nicholson, MedAire

 

 

Jason Roberts
Christoph Schaefer
Mark Vermeulen
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10:30-11:30
REG Code and Alternative Design

Room 4 - REG Room

Coming soon 

Jo Assael
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11:30-12:00
Coffee Break

Forum Lounge

Coffee and Networking

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12:00-13:00
Pinmar Standard 2.0

Forum

A new industry standard for paint application? Hear from the team behind this updated initiative for the superyacht market.

Ken Hickling, Sherpa 63 Consultancy

 

Remy Millott
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12:00-13:00
Crew Skills

Room 1

The industry faces an approaching skills gap due to an alleged apparent hiring bias towards youthful vigour rather than long term experience. What is the solution to this problem and can we change industry attitudes?

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12:00-13:00
The Intelligent Owner

Room 3

This session will look at the different ownership models currently in the industry, as well as exploring the possibilities and future trends of the next generation of superyacht owners.

Powered by Superyacht Intelligence. 

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13:30-15:00
Lunch

Lunch Room

Lunch buffet

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15:00-16:00
Pushing the Limits: Gravity

Forum

Richard Browning has spent his life looking at things from a different perspective, innovating businesses and technologies. The so-called 'Real Life Iron Man', Browning will take the audience through the journey behind his invention and inspire the audience to think further-afield, from design to best practices in business.

 

Richard Browning
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15:00-16:00
PYC - Crew Issues

Room 2

What issues do crew face when it comes to PYC compliant vessels? This session will discuss the regulations and how they influence the technical, safety and operational standards appropriate to the size and operation of the vessels.

 

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16:00-17:00
Coffee Break

Forum Lounge

Coffee and Networking

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17:00-18:00
Cyber Insurance

Room 3

Superyachts and the business that work within the superyacht industry are becoming increasingly aware of the risk cybercrime poses, but has this been reflected in their insurance policies?

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17:00-18:00
3D Printing

Room 2

3D printing is rapidly developing technology and is revolutionising industries – This session will examine the ‘complexity for free’ solution of 3D printing. How soon will this new technology take over from traditional means of building yachts?

 

Anxo Mourelle
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17:00-18:00
Pushing the Limits: Gravity - Q&A

Room 1

An in-depth discussion and Q&A with the 'Real Life Iron Man'.

Richard Browning
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18:00-23:00
The Superyacht Forum Party in association with Red Ensign

 

It’s time for the most highly anticipated social event in the Superyacht calendar, The Superyacht Forum’s Annual Party, brought to you in association with the Red Ensign Group. This year the event will take place at 5&33, part of the art’otel in central Amsterdam. Located opposite the iconic Central station, 5&33 seamlessly fuses art and life in the very heart of cosmopolitan Amsterdam creating the perfect place to catch up, unwind and kick back. Wear something red, grab a cocktail and don’t forget to visit the photobooth for your own souvenir from the night.

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Wednesday

09:00-10:00
Registration

Forum Lounge

Registration and Networking Breakfast 

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10:00-11:00
Provoking thought, enacting change

Forum

How can we challenge contemporary ideals and processes to grow our industry? Innovative strategist and thought-leader Alf Rehn will delve into how routine can suppress creativity. Hear from a man who has advised a range of Fortune 500 companies, as well as founding his own successful advertising agency, about how we can bring this method of business into the superyacht market.

 

 

Alf Rehn
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10:00-11:00
Associations

Room 1

In this dynamic discussion, representatives from various different industry associations will discuss their work within the market. What are their aims and how can we work better together?

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10:00-11:00
REG Code ‘The Annexes’

Room 4 - REG Room

Coming soon 

Angus Lamming
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10:00-11:00
Owner

 

Coming soon 

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10:00-11:00
METSTRADE

 

A dedicated time for The Superyacht Forum attendees to explore METSTRADE, the world's largest marine equipment trade show.

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11:00-12:00
Coffee Break

Forum Lounge

Coffee and Networking

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12:00-13:00
Superyacht Intelligence: Refit

Room 2

The Superyacht Intelligence Agency will present a detailed, data driven presentation with information from The Superyacht Annual Report: Refit.

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12:00-13:00
Valuations

Room 1

This session will delve into the world of superyacht brokerage. What are the key parameters for a yacht’s valuation and how is this process changing?

Olivier Blanchet
Laurent Debart
Sam Tucker
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12:00-13:30
A 'Plastic Ocean’ screening

Forum

The superyacht industry is waking up to the issues of plastic pollution. This screening of the powerful film provides an unflinching look at the devastating effect of plastic on our oceans and marine ecosystems. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with a representation from the Plastic Oceans Foundation and industry members who are taking a stand against ocean pollution.

Plastic Oceans Foundation

 

David Jones
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13:30-15:00
Lunch

Lunch Room

Lunch and Networking

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15:00-16:00
Electrostatic Paint

Room 3 - The Paint Shed

Electrostatic spraying vs standard spraying. How is this technology changing the face of the superyacht paint industry?

Tony Martin, Carlise Fluid Technology

Steve Mannouch, Carlise Fluid Technology

Remy Millott
Gareth Thomas
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15:00-16:00
Working together to save our oceans

Forum

A panel of ocean conservationists and superyacht industry professionals will discuss how our market can take an active role in protecting our oceans.

 

David Jones
Martin H. Redmayne
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15:00-16:00
Charter: A New Approach?

Room 2

Belgian entrepreneur and yacht enthusiast Matty Zadnikar will present an insightful talk on the yachting industry from an owner’s perspective. The session will provide insights into the global movement of the sharing economy and how it’s changing not only the yachting industry but how HNW invest and use their time.

 

Matty Zadnika
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16:00-17:00
Coffee Break

Forum Lounge

Wine and Networking Break 

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16:30-17:30
Superyacht Icons

Forum

Coming soon 

Martin H. Redmayne
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16:30-17:30
SY Intelligence: New Build

Room 2

The Superyacht Intelligence Agency will present a detailed, data driven report about the state of the new build market in 2016, 2017 and looking ahead to 2018.

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16:30-17:30
The Future of Data

Room 1

What sort of data is being produced from equipment and systems on board yachts, what are the challenges facing yachts and engineers, what are the opportunities that all this additional data offer, and how do we cost-effectively we get data on and off the yachts?

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16:30-17:30
Remote Monitoring – Hype or Reality?

Room 3

What are the benefits and challenges of remote monitoring on vessels? How do we apply knowledge and improved functionality for ship owners, manufactures, and suppliers? In this panel discussion led by Paul Smulder of Radio Holland, we find out if remote monitoring is a hype or reality?

Paul Smulder, CEO, Radio Holland

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17:30-19:00
The Superyacht Party in association with METSTRADE

Innovation Lounge

The Superyacht Party, in association with METSTRADE, brings together Superyacht Forum delegates and Superyacht Pavilion exhibitors, giving you the chance to broaden your network with the top influencers in the industry. Unwind with drinks and canapés in the Innovation Lounge, share your thoughts on the day’s sessions and enjoy some live music before we take on the final day of The Superyacht Forum.

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Thursday

09:00-10:30
Registration

Amtrium

Registration and Networking Breakfast

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10:30-11:30
What Design Can Do

Amtrium 2

Richard Van Der Laken is a designer, maverick, innovator, artist and social activist. Using his experience at De Designpolitie and his campaign 'What Design Can Do', Van Der Laken will give an insight into his unique perspectives on design from outside the industry, inspiring superyacht designers to try something a little different.

 

Richard van der Laken
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11:30-12:00
Coffee Break

Amtrium

Coffee Break

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12:00-13:30
Detailed Design: Virtualisation

Workshop 1

Is the industry aware of its own capabilities? –  this session will take a look at the current technologies changing the way we look at design, improving the efficiency and pushing the industry’s boundaries for change.

Jeff Christiansen
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12:00-13:30
10 Branding Commandments

Amtrium 2

The mind behind Contagious, a branding and design agency that's taken companies including LVMH and Google to higher levels, Kemp-Robertson will look at branding at the pinnacle of luxury. How can we engage with the ever changing UHNW audience, and what is his 10 step guide to successful branding?

 

 

Paul Kemp-Robertson
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13:30-15:00
Lunch

Amtrium Foyer

Lunch

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15:00-16:00
Ask REG

Workshop 1

Coming soon

Stuart Hannam, Maritime & Coastguard Agency.

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15:00-16:00
Innovator Workshop

Amtrium 1

Coming soon...

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16:00-17:00
Coffee Break

Amtrium

Wine and Networking

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17:00-18:00
Designer's Den

Amtrium 2

Established, eminent designers will take to the stage and advise younger designers on their concepts, providing their unique viewpoint on the next-generation.

Ken Frevoikh 

Martin Francis
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17:00-18:00
Think Tank: Marketing

Amtrium 1

Marketing is how ideas spread and where recognition begins; this think tank will explore how the superyacht industry can expand beyond its four corners and improve its marketing abilities.

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18:00-19:00
Closing Address and Closing Drinks

Amtrium

The chairman will close the event, looking at the topics that have been discussed over the past four days. Afterwards, please join us in the Amtrium to celebrate another successful event and bid farewell to all the new contacts you’ve made over the past four days.

Martin H. Redmayne
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