In 2018, we explored, debated and developed the theme The Perfect Customer Journey where every stage in the process of ownership was discussed and analysed in order to optimize and improve the journey. This year, we will be examining the subject matter Building for the Next Generation.

The Superyacht Forum 2019 promises to shake up the current event sphere, taking inspiration and direction from the ever-influential next generation of leaders within and external to the superyacht industry. Our workshop sessions have been streamlined to four at one time, and our thorough approach to the programme ensures all sectors of the superyacht industry are tended to.

Over the course of three days, we will address what the next generation of business models will look like, how they will transform, improve and grow the industry: The Superyacht Forum 2019, will kick-off with 'The Business Day' (Monday 18th November), followed by 'The Owner Day' (Tuesday 19th November), and culminating with ‘The Technology Day’ (20th November).

Day one, ‘The Business Day’, will deliver a programme of future thinking keynotes and workshops devoted to the business of superyachts and will culminate in an interactive, challenging and dynamic ‘Power Hour’. Day two, 'The Owner Day', will deliver multi-generational perspectives on business ownership, while outlining how industry leaders and their relatives are planning their succession, and fortifying their businesses for the future. And day three, ‘The Technology Day’, will comprise the symbiosis of leaders in technology at the forefront of their fields and how the developments within these peer industries could realistically be applied to yachts of the future.

The 26th edition is set to be our most captivating event yet, scroll down to see the programme and click here to register for a ticket.

Please note that the below programme is subject to change. If you have an idea for the 2019 programme, email the events team - events@thesuperyachtgroup.com


Monday

09:00-11:00

Break

Registration and Networking

 

Registration and Networking

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11:00-11:30

Next Gen

The Chairman's Welcome Address

 

The Chairman's Welcome Address

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11:30-13:00

Business

The Opening Keynote Debate

The Forum

A visionary global business leader will deliver their persepctive on the future of business and how the next generation will run industries and build the future...

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13:00-14:30

Break

Lunch

 

Lunch

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14:30-15:45

Business

The Business of Data

 

Fleet

Next Generation Infrastructure

 

Operations

The Next Generation

 

Sustainability

The Future of Planet Superyacht

 

What Intelligence and data is required in order to build a stable and strong industry for the next generation

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This workshop will look closely at ownership cyles, lifecycle modelling and how the industry supports the client and the fleet...

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Who will drive, operate, maintain and manage the everchanging and growing fleet in the future? This workshop will explore how we build the team of the future...

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A passionate panel will explore the needs, expectations and demands of future clients related to the impact our industry has on earth and the oceans and the attitude our peer group has towards sustainability...

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15:45-16:30

Break

Coffee & Wine Break

 

Coffee & Wine Break

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16:30-17:30

New thinking

Keynote - Next Generation Thinking

 

An innovator in the world of technology will explore his experience in developing new ideas and creativity, in order to inspire and appeal to the next generation.

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17:30-19:00

Break

Welcome Drinks Reception

 

Welcome Drinks Reception

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Tuesday

09:00-10:30

Break

Registration and Networking

 

Registration and Networking

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10:30-11:45

Owner

The Owners of the Future

 

Leaders of the future - A unique group of industry leaders who are embarking on their Superyacht journey, will discuss what they have discovered, what they expected and what they want for the future...

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11:45-12:15

Break

Coffee and Networking

 

Coffee and Networking

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12:15-13:30

Operations

Is there a viable alternative to Teak?

 

Owner

The Next Gen Model

 

Innovation

Can we really clean up our Act?

 

Insurance

State of the Insurance Market

 

Following the sustainability focus, this session will present and explore key findings into the next generation of deck materials and explore what is the reality of the teak supply chain and what alternatives could meet the market's demands.

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Is there a better way to own, operate and use a superyacht? This workshop will explore a variety of models that could inspire the next generation of buyers and users...

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A diverse panel of experts from the field of green tech and energy efficiency will discuss and debate the topic of whether we can drive our future product to deliver zero emissions or reduce waste at all levels of the supply chain.

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With a variety of incidents, losses, accidents, shipyard and marina fires and other high profile reports linked to the Lloyd’s Markets, a panel of underwriters and brokers will discuss what the of insurance looks like and what we need to do to stabilise and protect the assets for the future.

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13:30-15:00

Break

Lunch

 

Lunch

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15:00-16:15

Innovation

The Impact of Ceramic Coatings – Solution or Problem?

 

Shipyard

How do we become more solution focused for the next generation?

 

Flags and Class

Conflicts of Interest

 

Security

The Business of Cyber Attacks

 

The extension of the paint systems life has often been a key debate, with the arrival of various protective coatings entering the sector. A panel of coatings experts will explore the impact of these cosmetic solutions in order to understand if they are good or bad for the overall paint system.

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Rather than saying something can’t be done, or there is a barrier to the solution, a group of innovators and fresh thinkers will present a new way of approaching projects, ideas and innovations, in order to tell our next generation of clients, yes, we can do that, but we need to re-think this part of the project or operations.

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A candid debate will take place between a group of advisors, owners reps and surveyors who are concerned about conflicts of interest when it comes to type approval and class approval of products and projects. The objective is to challenge the status quo and present a more transparent approach.

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Is our industry vulnerable and not just onboard, the land-based elements of our industry are just as vulnerable as the assets themselves. what are we doing to protect our industry and our customers?

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16:15-16:45

Break

Coffee and Wine Break

 

Coffee and Wine Break

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16:45-18:00

Next Gen

The Next Gen Debate

 

A panel of industry leaders and their relatives will take to the stage to explore what they want to see in the future...

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18:00-19:00

Break

Transfers to TSF Party!

 

Transfers to TSF Party!

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19:00-22:30

Break

The Superyacht Forum Party!

 

The Superyacht Forum Party!

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Wednesday

09:30-10:30

Break

Registration and Networking

 

Registration and Networking

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10:30-11:45

Technology

Opening Keynote - The Future of Technology

 

A tech-centric visionary will discuss and present their personal persepctive on the way technology will shape our industry and the way clients will enjoy their lifestyle and spend their time escaping from the real world...

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11:45-12:15

Break

Coffee and Networking Break

 

Coffee and Networking Break

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12:15-13:30

Operations

How Much Stability Do We Really Need?

 

Sustainability

Reduce / Reuse / Rethink

 

Communications

Space / Satellites and Smokescreens

 

Surfaces

Lessons from Aerospace

 

A group of naval architects, stability experts and researchers will explore and discuss the approach of our industry when it comes to specifying stability systems. The objective is to explore the balance between comfort and operational usage, in order to deliver the right system or solution depending on the expectations of the client. The panel will discuss the development of a stability white paper that can assist owners reps, captains, architects and shipyards to prioritize the selection criteria and fundamental parameters.

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There is a huge wave of activity in the world of sustainability in superyachts and this workshop will explore how we can apply a new way of approaching projects to make them more attractive and aceptable to the wider market...

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The data demands of today's superyachts, crew and owners is growing annually and the need for high speed connectivity is higher than ever. This workshop is designed to cut through the smokescreens and explore what the future of data really looks like and what you can really expect...

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Applying, protecting and maintaining specialised surfaces and high tech coatings is a major part of superyacht operations - the question is what can we do better, and who can we kearn from?

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13:30-15:00

Break

Lunch

 

Lunch

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15:00-16:30

Technology

Closing Argument - The Power of Innovation

 

CEO's of some of the leading Tech Companies in Superyachts will debate and discuss the future of technology and how it applies to the clients and owners of yachts of the future - focusing on materials, structure, propulsion, AV/IT, energy and navigation.

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16:30-17:00

Owner

Chairman's Closing Address

 

Chairman's Closing Address

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17:00-18:00

Break

Closing Drinks

 

Closing Drinks

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Thursday

09:00-18:00

Social

Invitation to METSTRADE

METSTRADE, RAI Amsterdam

Delegates of The Superyacht Forum are invited to explore METSTRADE - the world’s largest trade exhibition of marine equipment, materials and systems...

Further information can be found here

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