Industry Conferences at SYS Strengthen Foundations for Region’s Growth
Published: 07.04.2015

The Singapore Yacht Show plays host to two conferences this year: the 7th Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC) and the inaugural Asia Boating Forum (ABF). 

Asia Pacific Yachting Conference  

Having grown a strong reputation over the past five years, the line-up of speakers at this year’s APYC promises to be one of the most insightful yet, with discussions and presentations on both regional and global issues from a perspective of “Towards World Class”.

The superyacht industry in Asia may now finally get the breakthrough it has long waited for. Senior officials from the governments of Thailand and Indonesia have confirmed attendance as keynote speakers, outlining initiatives being taken to ensure a warm welcome to superyachts coming East for the winter season, including the creation of the necessary policy framework that will facilitate yacht charter in the region. 

Asia-Pacific-Yachting-Conference LogoSince inception in 2009, the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC), has developed into the only regional industry platform for the leisure marine professionals from the Asia Pacific region and beyond. In partnership with MTU, this year's APYC will be themed "Towards World Class" and will address the issues, challenges and opportunities of a dynamic region that is making waves on the world stage.  


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Co-chaired by Martin Redmayne (The Superyacht Group) and Tim Coventry (special advisor to the Gyeonggi Provincial Government, Korea), industry and business leaders will take to the stage at the APYC to share their journeys to achieving world-class performance in their respective fields.

There will be technical and case study presentations, as well as panel discussions about strategies, best practices and the future of yachting in the Asia Pacific, providing delegates the knowledge to ensure they capitalise on the developing markets in Asia and overall regional growth.

New for 2015, the APYC is pleased to announce a collaboration with the British Marine Federation (BMF) to showcase UK companies at the Conference, providing BMF members with the unique opportunity to meet potential distributors and buyers from the region.

Click here to view the APYC programme. Click here to register as a delegate.


Asia Boating Forum

Held over the course of the morning, the inaugural ABF - themed the “Essentials of Emerging Markets of Asia” - will be a region-wide review of the Asian markets. Panel sessions will then follow on the business of boating, infrastructure and services, marine policy development and both financial and asset management structures.


Recognising that Asian markets are at varying stages of maturity, with countries such as Singapore and Hong Kong placed further up the development ladder and with others still in an embryonic stage, the ABF links decision makers and key players in the region, enabling them to share experiences and discuss the best ways to develop boating in the region.


Though each country has its own policies, regulations and practices relating to boating, based on its own needs and circumstances, there is much commonality and lessons to be learnt and shared. For boating to grow regionally, all countries have to level up and develop best practice. The Asia Boating Forum is a platform for just that – getting the foundation and policy framework right for growing the boating industry.

Attendance at the ABF is open to the industry, on a limited first-come-first-served basis, so register now to avoid disappointment. For more information, or to register as a delegate, click here

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