In April 2016, Palma de Mallorca will host a conference program specifically dedicated to the superyacht industry professionals, alongside its Palma Superyacht Show and Boatshow Palma.
After last year’s successful events during the show, Quaynote Communications and YachtMedia have announced the 2nd edition: two days of presentations, debate and interactive panel discussions, followed by a golf and networking day at the weekend.
This year, the 4th Palma Superyacht Show and the 33rd Boatshow Palma are running concurrently over a five day May holiday weekend, and the Conference is planned to be right in time to introduce both events: delegates will be allowed to maximise their return on travel time and expenditure by productively combining their visits.
The conference will provide networking opportunities and an interesting selection of relevant topics for a whole range of yachting industry professionals such as superyacht captains, senior crew, yacht managers, brokers.
Schedule and main themes
April, 28th – The Future for Captains and Crew
Crew residency & taxation, career path planning, health care and social security protection, implementation of STCW standards will all be issues presented. Interactive panel discussions and experts analysis will look into updated chartering regulations and fiscal implications, crew training for charter operations, and the role of marinas in enabling successful future development of luxury yacht chartering.
April, 29th – The Future of Superyacht Technology
Recent increased requirements to reduce environmental impact led to a large number of innovative technological developments brought to market. The conference will focus on various matters, among which: design for optimum stability, navigational and rig technology for superyacht racing, hybrid propulsion and energy systems, fuel efficiency, exhaust emission controls, onboard waste, water purification, navigation electronics, data receiving.
April, 30th – Quaynote & YachtMedia Golf and Networking Day
Taking place at the world class Son Gual Golf Course on the outskirts of Palma, it will be presided over by local PGA Golf professional Peter Ledwidge and will offer tuition to those who are inexperienced in golf. The sports day out will enhance socializing and business networking.