Ten reasons to visit this week’s Global Superyacht Forum (GSF)

This year’s 20th anniversary Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) is set to start ...

Ten reasons to visit this week’s Global Superyacht Forum (GSF)

November 17, 2014

Written by Zuzana Bednarova

This year’s 20th anniversary Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) is set to start today, on Monday, November 17. The event will bring three days of dynamic speakers, passionate debate, as well as unparalleled networking between key industry players.


Here are ten reasons why to attend Global Superyacht Forum:

10: Experience METS

GSF is held in collaboration with the Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS) and the SuperYacht Pavilion (SYP) every November. Registered delegates of GSF are granted full access to METS throughout the forum, ensuring a comprehensive week of industry networking, education and knowledge sharing of every sector in the superyacht market.

9: Learn about and understand the industry’s latest innovations and new thinking

Day two at the Global Superyacht Forum aims to shake the industry up with an interactive session. In ‘Conspicuous Contribution and Going From Great to Good’ Rob Henderson of UNStudios and Mark Vernooij from THNK want to revolutionise the business practices of all attendees. A new feature at this year’s Global Superyacht Forum is the Innov*8 session, a quick-fire presentation from eight different companies, showcasing their latest ideas and innovative concepts in just four minutes. Attendees of Tim Delaney’s keynote session “Thinking that Transforms, Change that Inspires” will procure an inside glimpse into the marketing maestro’s mind.

8. Get real insight into where the market is heading from a new build, refit, brokerage and operation perspective

The first session of the Global Superyacht Forum sees expert Roberto Giorgi take to the stage for ‘The Shipping Forecast’. Monday’s ‘Breaking Brokerage’ session brings together four key industry figures to dissect and debate the luxury wealth industry. Bob Atkinson, Partner of B Capital; Simon Cardiff a consultant for Issues in Superyacht Ownership; Marcello Maggi, founder of MMYB and Laurent Perignon will join Martin H. Redmayne on stage. The final session of the Global Superyacht Forum 2014 on Wednesday 19 November, is the ‘BV80 Case Study’ with Patrick Coote and Peer Ostendorff of Blohm+Voss, Peder Eidsgaard and Ben Harrison, directors of Eidsgaard Design and Andrew Thomas of Inaria discussing, the research, creative design, marketing and presentation of mega yacht BV80.

7: Connect with brand new contacts, who will have the time to talk to you

A vital part of attending forums and conferences, in addition to keeping up with trends and learning from the industry’s top players, is the networking opportunities. Meeting new clients, suppliers and key industry executives to benefit you and your business is the backbone of the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF).

6. Enjoy incredible hospitality delivered by the world-renowned Superyacht Events team

The Global Superyacht Forum is organised each year by the Superyacht Events team. This year, the Superyacht Events’ Flamingos have organised a forum worthy of a 20-year celebration. With inspiring keynote speakers, powerful programme content and top delegates all attending Amsterdam next week, GSF demonstrates the team’s ability to put on the must-attend event in the yachting calendar.

5. Be part of 19 workshops and focus groups that will solve key issues and propose real change

In addition to powerful keynote sessions and extensive networking opportunities, delegates at the Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) are given the chance to discuss current trends and issues within the superyacht market in an intimate, closed-door environment with other delegates and top players within the industry. These focus groups and workshops, following their hugely successful addition to the programme in 2013, encourage candid discussion amongst all attendees and a collaborative effort to affect change in the superyacht world.

4: Meet the industry’s top Shipyards, Yacht Managers and Designers

The fourth reason to attend this year’s Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) is the largest shipyards, high profile yacht managers and top designers who have already signed up and will be in Amsterdam this week. The stature of GSF in the yachting calendar grows each year as key decision makers in the superyacht market join together to network, analyse and change the future of the industry.

3. Engage with over 300 senior decision-makers that advise owners globally

The Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) is a must-attend event for industry professionals who wish to connect with owners and their advisers. Over 300 Project Managers, Captains and Owner Representatives are all attending this year’s Global Superyacht Forum to network with suppliers and engage with GSF delegates.

2. Have your say in the debates & keynotes designed to grow the Industry

The theme of this year’s Global Superyacht Forum is an Interactive Experience for all attendees. During the three days, every delegate is actively encouraged to contribute to discussions, debate the facts and question one another to ensure every voice in the superyacht industry is heard.

1. Experience the incredible networking with 500 Industry Leader & your peers

The Global Superyacht Forum (GSF) has established itself as the number one networking experience on the superyacht planet and its 20th anniversary edition will be no different. With 500 attendees this year from all sectors of the superyacht industry, attendees are sure to make connections and establish relationships with key players in the industry.

The Global Superyacht Forum will be held from 17 – 19 November 2014 in Amsterdam.

Awlgrip, Caterpillar, Cathelco, Cayman Islands Shipping Registry, Clyde & Co, MTN Communications, MTU Friedrichshafen, Palladium Technologies, R & Q Marine Services (YachtSure24) and Struik & Hamerslag proudly sponsor this year’s Global Superyacht Forum.

The Global Superyacht Forum is held in collaboration with METS and the SuperYacht Pavilion.

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