Time is running out to take advantage of the ‘early bird’ discount for this year’s Quaynote superyacht conference and business networking events to be held in Palma de Mallorca next month. Those interested in attending must register online by March 31 in order to book their place for just €195 per day. From April 1 the delegate registration fee will rise to €250 per day.

A full and varied agenda is scheduled for this year’s event, with a high level of support from well-known speakers, technical panel members and supporting sponsors from the global superyacht industry.

The ‘Future of Refit & Repair’ conference will open on Thursday, April 30, with a welcome speech from Antonio Duedero, the director general of Balearic Port & Airports.

This will be followed by a keynote address from Rob Papworth, chairman of the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group, who will provide some background information on the recent business development within the refit market.

Sessions on Commercial Refit Contracts, Project Management, Coatings Application and Interior Design & Materials will complete a day of interactive and topical discussion, and integrated within the conference will be several specialist companies exhibiting their products and services during the refreshment and lunch breaks.

On Day 2, the subject matter turns to ‘The Future for Captains & Crew’, with an agenda chaired by Norma Trease, a director of Salmanca Marine’s Port Vell Barcelona Superyacht Marina. Topics covered include Developing a Career Path, Personal Finances for Crew, Dealing with MLC Compliance Issues, Duty of Care Onboard and Chartering Destinations/Regulations.

A cocktail party after Day 1 will be sponsored by Jotun Paints Iberia, and an organised trip to Port Adriano Superyacht Marina for complimentary cocktails will be held at the end of Day 2 on May 1.

On Saturday, May 2, bookings are being taken for a friendly round of golf, which has been pre-arranged at the Son Gual Golf Club close to Palma.

Organised by Quaynote Communications, the Quaynote Palma superyacht conference and events will run alongside the 3rd Palma Superyacht Show and the 32nd Boat Show Palma.

To register online, visit www.regonline.com/RR15 or www.regonline.com/CREW15.