The organisers of the Quaynote Palma Superyacht Conferences have announced that the event will again see a full conference programme specifically structured for yachting professionals running alongside the expanding Superyacht Show and Boatshow Palma in April 2016.

The conference saw a 14% increase in visitors this year to the relatively new joint show format. The organisers say 40,000 people passed through its doors over the five days.

Following a successful staging of its superyacht focused forums, and a fun golf day alongside this year’s Palma Boat Shows, Quaynote Communications has announced a similar series of events to be held at the same time and location next year. The conference facilities and accommodation at the Melia Palace Atenea Hotel, just a short stroll from the boat show site, will again be the chosen venue.

The 2nd edition of The Future of Refit and Repair will take place just before The Palma International Superyacht Show and Boatshow Palma on Wednesday 27th April, allowing delegates to seamlessly attend both the conference and the shows.

Given the ever-growing attendance at The Palma International Superyacht Show and Boat Show Palma, it is expected that the conference will once again be well-supported by yards, owner’s representatives, superyacht captains, senior crew, designers, suppliers, corporate service providers, classifications societies, insurers, associations, regulators and managers.

Following this, on day one of the Palma Boat Shows (28th April) will come the second edition of The Future for Captains & Crew, which again will give opportunities for yacht crew to catch up on the latest legislation, career and personnel developments, health & safety issues, charter licensing and fiscal changes in tax and VAT etc.

By popular demand an additional conference day will be added to the programme on Friday 29th April. This will be entitled The Future for Yacht Technology, and will offer anyone involved in manufacturing, supplying, buying or implementing new technology within the yacht and superyacht industry an unparalleled opportunity to discover the latest innovations and develop valuable new business contacts. This will be combined with an exhibition of currently available products and services, offering suppliers and buyers alike the opportunity to meet face-to-face.

The Future for Yacht Technology will look at the whole range of innovations that are improving the efficiency, design, or aesthetics of yachts, or concepts that are reducing their impact on the environment.

The conference will bring together the suppliers and buyers of new technology for yachts for a review of the best products on the market, as well as peeking into what the yachts and superyachts of the future might look like.