The Countdown to APYC and ABF! Published: 26.02.2016
Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC)
The APYC has developed into the only industry platform for leisure marine professionals in the Asia Pacific region and beyond. This year’s Conference will feature thought provoking and engaging keynote presentations and panel discussions covering a myriad of topics from strategic alliances to holistic yacht management and industry developments in the region. In addition, valuable networking opportunities will ensure that the two conference days are exceptionally beneficial.
Focusing on the market and associated issues for yachts over 24-metres and the larger superyacht market, the programme for the APYC comprises current and strategic issues discussed by a forum of forward-thinking business leaders of the global yachting sector.
Chaired by Martin Redmayne, Chairman and Editor-In-Chief of The Superyacht Group, highlights of the programme include:
- An exclusive preview of the Wealth-X + Camper & Nicholsons Yachting Report. This report, not officially launched until 12 April, capitalises on knowledge and expertise of these two industry leaders in a first-of-its-kind report on the world’s ultra wealthy and the luxury yachting sector.
- Ferruccio Rossi, General Manager of Sanlorenzo Group, will be joining the APYC as a speaker. Delegates can look forward to hearing Ferruccio’s unique perspective as a Managing Director of a group that has enjoyed over a decade of continual success and growth in the region.
Asia Boating Forum (ABF)
The ABF provides a platform for industry professionals and regional authorities to present and share insights on the issues and challenges in the development and sustainability of the boating business in Asia. Presentations and discussions include overviews of the Asia boating market, country profiles and industry updates and discussions on the four fundamentals of the Business of Boating, Infrastructure & Services, Leisure Marine Policy Framework, Financial Structures and Solutions.
ABF Programme Highlights
Chaired by Udo Kleinitz - Secretary General of ICOMIA, highlights will include:
- Differentiating factors between countries in the Asia region and the benefit of regional collaboration and harmonisation of policies/practices.
- Infrastructure development as one of the major catalysts of economic growth, development and economic activity.
Sponsors and Event Partners
The Conference is delighted to welcome Marinetek, one of the forerunners in marina construction products, as one of its sponsors.
With a pontoon range that covers all possible requirements, from light timber pontoons to heavy concrete pontoons and massive breakwaters, Marinetek delivers a full turnkey solution for any type of marina.
This year’s Asia Boating Forum has been developed in conjunction with the ICOMIA Asian Dialogue. Initiated in 2015 by ICOMIA and SBIA to extend engagement in this dynamic region, the Dialogue focuses on identifying, understanding and addressing obstacles to growth in the region.
Accomodation during APYC and ABF
Celebrating its fourth year as the Show’s Official Hotel Partner, the W Singapore – Sentosa Cove is proud to support the Show with preferential rates and beneficial accommodation packages for conference delegates. Located just a stone’s throw from the Show’s epicenter and with a selection of stunning rooms overlooking the marina, the W offers the ideal place to unwind and relax following a busy day, or network and party the night away with industry peers and colleagues.
Conference organisers have also partnered up with The Carlton Hotel. Ideally located in Singapore’s buzzing metropolitan city center, the Show is delighted to welcome the Carlton hotel as a partner for 2016, offering special rates for delegates of both the APYC and the ABF.
For more information and special rates visit singaporeyachtshow.com/accommodation