5-6 April 2017
Since inception in 2009, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC) has developed into the Asia Pacific’s only industry platform for leisure marine professionals, focused on the market and associated issues for superyachts over 24 metres and above. The annual programme comprises current and strategic issues discussed by a forum of forward-thinking business leaders of the global yachting sector. This provides delegates with the knowledge to ensure they capitalise on the developing markets in Asia and overall growth of the Asia Pacific region.
A word from our Chairman
Martin Redmayne, Chairman and Editor-In-Chief of The Superyacht Group, returns as Conference Chairman of the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2017. The conference will be held at ONE°15 Marina, Sentosa Cove, Singapore on 5 & 6 April 2017.
"The market is saturated with events, shows and conferences; so for 2017 and beyond, The Superyacht Group has made a strategic decision to only work with the best networking opportunities and the most important industry events in the various regions. The Singapore Yacht Show, together with the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference, is the only platform we will be supporting for the ASEAN market."
The APYC 2017 Programme
The 9th edition of APYC will signal a gear change from the previous years by delivering a higher level of engagement and more inclusive discussion on the top challenges, as well as the huge opportunities, facing the yachting industry in the Asia Pacific region.
Themed ‘Towards increased regional co-operation to promote marine tourism in Asia Pacific’, representatives from key ASEAN government agencies, captains of industry and members of leading yachting organisations will come together at the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2017 to discuss updates on regulatory progress, marine tourism development and strategies for improvements in marine pollution levels, and more.
Key topics to be addressed include:
- Regional co-operation: updates from ASEAN governments on superyacht immigration and charter operation regulatory challenges
- Creating an ASEAN superyacht tourism strategy: marine tourism as a catalyst for effecting positive changes for the industry
- Cleaning up the Asia Pacific: a close look at marine pollution progress in the top five countries in the region and suggestions for eradicating it.
- Marketing Asia as a single superyacht cruising destination: how not to miss the boat
- Waterfront and marina developments: If we build them, will they come? Or if they start coming here and spending big, will that provoke a wave of infrastructure investment? How to stay afloat in the marina industry in Asia.
Download the APYC 2017 Preliminary Programme.
Speaker Highlights for 2017
Fabio Ermetto, Chief Commercial Officer, Benetti
Kiran Haslam, Marketing Director, Princess Yachts
Mark Stothard, Director, Echo Yachts
Stephen White, Owner & Chief Executive, Sovren House Group
Arthur Tay, CEO, SUTL Enterprise
MaryAnne Edwards, Chief Executive, Superyacht Australia
Nigel Beatty, Chairman, Asia Pacific Superyacht Association
David Jones, Executive Director, Business and Sustainability, Plastic Ocean Foundation
Contribute as a Speaker or Panelist at the APYC 2017
Like to share your insights on a subject of significance to the superyacht industry? Have a great case study to share? Then we want to hear from you!
Sessions comprise moderated panel discussions as well as presentations.
Review of the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2016
Asia’s number one yachting conference explored the Asia-Pacific region’s fundamental question: why is there not a greater number of superyachts cruising and chartering in the region?
Asia Pacific Yachting Conference 2016 produced a very high level of interaction between the floor and the speakers. Delegates remarked that the conversations have come closer to home. “In previous years we have heard speakers from overseas telling us ‘how to’, based solely on their own overseas experience. Now we are hearing a discussion between people versed in the nuances of Asian yachting, and the dialogue has become much more valuable."
With a growing understanding of the Asian market, small though it is, the Conference was informative, thought-provoking and inclusive - a proper forum of dialogue.
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