The Superyacht Singapore Association (SSA) has added new keynote speakers to the programme of the 1st Asia Superyacht Conference, to be held from October 13-15, 2009 in Singapore.

Dr Aji Sularso, director general of Marine & Fisheries Surveillance of Indonesia, will discuss both the opportunities for cruising superyachts in Indonesia and also how the Indonesian government can expand the opportunity through marine tourism investment and deregulation.

Danielle Mass will also be adding her international superyacht insurance experience to the programme and will be delivering a presentation on behalf of Chartis Insurance covering transport, operation and maintenance insurance considerations for superyachts in Asia.

Another new speaker on the programme is Nick Coombes of Asia Pacific Superyachts. Nick has 16 years of experience as a superyacht captain and is also a regional expert on maintenance and refit.

A formal dinner has also been added to the programme on October 13, which will be hosted by the Official Conference Hotel, Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa.

The 1st Asia Superyacht Conference will take place on October 13-14 at ONE