Early Bird bookings for the Quaynote Superyacht Conference and Business Networking Events will close on March 31, 2015. The events will be hosted by the lovely Palma de Mallorca yacht charter destination at the end of April 2015.
Running alongside the 3rd annual Palma Superyacht Show and the 32nd Boatshow Palma, the Quaynote Conferences are no stranger to the popular Mallorca yacht charter destination, having run their popular ‘Future of Superyachts’ forums there over many years from 2007 onwards.
The organisers have announced a full and varied agenda for this edition, with a high level of support from many well known speakers, technical panel members and supporting sponsors from the global superyacht industry.
The ‘Future of Refit & Repair’ Conference will open on Thursday 30th April with a welcome speech from Antonio Duedero the director general of Balearic Port & Airports. This will be followed by a keynote address from Rob Papworth, chairman of the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group, who will set the tone for the day’s proceedings with some background information on the recent business development within the refit market.
Sessions on Commercial Refit Contracts, Project Management, Coatings Application and Interior Design & Materials will complete a busy day of interactive and topical discussion, and integrated within the conference there will be several specialist companies exhibiting their products and services during the refreshment and lunch breaks.
On day 2, the subject matters turn to ‘The Future for Captains & Crew’, presenting another packed agenda chaired by Norma Trease, a director of Salamanca Marine’s Port Vell Barcelona Superyacht Marina.
Norma’s extensive background in Superyachts from Chef and licensed mate, to journalist, consultant and active industry committee member will be the perfect grounding for moderating the day’s proceedings, on topics such as Developing a Career Path, Personal Finances for Crew, Dealing with MLC Compliance Issues, Duty of Care Onboard and Chartering Destinations / Regulations.
As at all Quaynote events there will be no shortage of socialising and networking opportunities, with a cocktail party after day 1 sponsored by Jotun Paints Iberia, and an organised trip to Port Adriano Superyacht Marina for complimentary cocktails at the end of day 2 on May 1st.
On Saturday 2nd May bookings are being taken for a friendly round of golf, which has been pre-arranged at the excellent Son Gual Golf Club close to the beautiful Palma yacht charter destination, and for those that wish to learn the game, a 3 hour golf clinic with a top teaching professional has been organised at the same golf course.