ASMEX 2012: Key Topics & Speakers Revealed

Starting just before the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, the 2nd ...

ASMEX 2012: Key Topics & Speakers Revealed

March 22, 2012

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

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.

ASMEX 2012, May 22-23

ASMEX 2012, May 22-23

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
Tourism Australia
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.

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