Starting just before the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the 2nd Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX), taking place from May 22 to 23 is a 2 day conference that will build upon the success and impetus obtained from its 2011 edition.
Organised by the Australian International Marine Export Group and Superyacht Australia, the ASMEX offers the opportunity to be part of THE only Australian marine export and superyacht conference and will ensure one gets real insight into market trends, opportunities, challenges and changes in the industries.
Key topic/focus areas include:
Current state of the US Market (recreational and Superyacht)
Overview of The Superyacht Report’s recent global survey the ‘state of the industry’ (report by Ellie Brade)
Overview of the European and UK market
Review and update of emerging export markets
Manufacturing – Australia vs offshore
The Australian Industry – the reality of the current manufacturing environment and update on the Federal Task force for Manufacturing
Policies and Regulation – updates from GBRMPA, AMSA, Marine Industry Working Group and Customs
Business Strategies & ‘how to’ implement these and maintain a sustainable business
The significance and benefits a major event has on attracting Superyachts and creating value for a destination
Tourism and the marine sector
The global refit and interiors market since the GFC in Europe and UK
An overview of the marine sector in Turkey and the opportunities for Australian manufacturers.
Key Speakers include:
Thom Dammrich, President, NMMA
Ellie Brade, The Superyacht Group
Debbie Howarth, NZ Marine
Marco Struik, Managing Director, Struik and Hamerslag
Jeff Holland, Alexseal Yacht Coatings
Chris Briggs, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
Alistair Murray, Managing Director, Ronstan & AIMEX President
Key Contacts from Australian Customs
Mick Kinley, Deputy CEO, Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
Peter Hancock, DIISRTE
Dugald Anthony, Austrade
Tony Karabatsas, Partner, Madison Cross Australia
Richard Ward, Managing Director, Seawind Catamarans.