Running to its 5th edition, the conference Opportunities in Superyachts 2017 will focus on the key issues of concern to leaders in the superyacht industry, including finance, regulation, safety, security, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, build and design.

Excelsior Hotel

The conference Opportunities in Superyachts 2017 will be held on February 23 at the Excelsior Hotel in Valletta, Malta.

Quaynote Communications, the organiser of the conference Opportunities in Superyachts 2017, has released the full programme of the upcoming event. Running to its 5th edition, the conference will be held on February 23 at the Excelsior Hotel in Valletta, Malta.

“It is a real pleasure to staging this annual event in Malta, where we always receive such a warm welcome from the island’s superyacht community”, comments Lorna Titley, director at Quaynote.

“What is more, Opportunities in Superyachts attracts a truly international audience, industry leaders from across Europe and further afield who see this conference as a great way to network and exchange ideas with a select group of peers.”

Andrew Charlier, partner and global head of Yachts & Superyachts, Ince & Co, has been appointed to chair the event this year.

Full programme

As in previous editions, this year’s conference will focus on the key issues of concern to leaders in the superyacht industry, including finance, regulation, safety, security, insurance, tax, corporate ownership, brokerage, chartering, marinas, build and design.

Speakers confirmed for the event include:

  • Bill Green, technical and projects director at Camper & Nicholsons Marinas Ltd
  • Jeff Houlgrave of Marina Projects
  • Begum Dogulu of Begum Yachting
  • Fabrizio Cadenaro ofLloyd’s Register
  • Anthony Galea, MD at Vistra Marine & Aviation
  • Bart Boury, CEO, Engel & Volkers Aviation
  • Ayuk Ntuiabane, VAT director at Equiom
  • Anthony Buneta, private banker, Business Development and Wealth Planning Solutions at Societe Generale Private Banking
  • Richard Hackett, president and founder of Sea Mercy
  • Mathieu Henri of WYCC
  • Janet Xanthopoulos, legal adviser, yacht ownership and administration department manager at Rosemont Yacht Services
  • Shelley Dowie, DPA, Safety officer at Rosemont Yacht Management
  • Alison Vassallo, partner at Fenech & Fenech
  • Mathieu Croix of Ince & Co
  • Richard Hackett, president and founder of Sea Mercy
  • Christine Cassar Naudi, partner at Ganado Advocates

Attendees will be welcomed by an opening presentation by Joe Mizzi, Maltese Minister for Transport and Infrastructure.

The full agenda is available online.