October 2016 will see a new one-day conference to take place in Barcelona, a sought after holiday destination for tourist in general, as well as a great city for luxury superyacht charterers to explore. Following the changes in the matriculation tax, Spain has been seeing a steady increase in visiting yachts and related business activities. The one-day conference will concentrate on how regulations and tax affect the success of Spain but also other emerging destinations on the charter market.
The Future of the Yacht Chartering conference is scheduled for 11th October and will take place at OneOcean Port Vell in Barcelona. There has been a great support of the conference in the industry, as a result of the ever-so-growing interest in yacht charters in the region, with Barcelona Nautical Cluster and Superyacht Business officially backing the event. Official Sponsors and exhibitors include One Ocean Port Vell with the General Manager, Paul Cook, presenting at the event, as well as local tax experts TaxMarine.
The conference is organised by Quaynote Communications, a specialist in superyacht events, in collaboration with Opportunities Superyachts, and Opportunities in Business Jets, the twin conference run in Malta over the last four years.
“There are still a lot of issues to discuss in connection with yacht chartering in Spain and further afield”, explains Quaynote Director, Lorna Titley, “ There is the new Customs Code, tax variations between EU countries, what to expect from Port State Control inspections and the process of applying for a charter licence”.
The Future of Yacht Chartering will also discuss the needs for an overall exceptional experience for charterers, with a particular focus on the service provided by marinas and local tourism; what to do when the demand for yachts outstrips supply; as well as a look at which chartering destinations are set to be most popular in the future.
“As charterers become more adventurous, some are of course branching out from the well-charted cruising grounds in the Mediterranean and Caribbean and seeking pastures new”, notes Alison Director, Director at Quaynote. “We will look at Charter Destinations of the Future with a particular focus on The Fjords of Norway,” Ola Hiis Bergh of Norway Superyacht Services will talk about how to explore this beautiful but somewhat overlooked virgin territory by yacht.
With the historic and scenic city of Barcelona providing the perfect backdrop, The Future of Yacht Chartering is the perfect destination for marinas operators, charter brokers, superyacht managers, lawyers, regulatory authorities, yacht registries, captains, industry associations and anyone with a vested interest in the growth of yacht chartering.