24th & 25th NOVEMBER 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Superyacht Summit 2019
P&O MARINAS and FABULOUS YACHTS again thank all participants of previous editions of the Dubai International Superyacht Summit.

There have been positive regional developments for us to share and discuss in the 2020 edition. A yachting destination cannot be a single port or marina. It is necessary to build a yachting ‘ecosystem’ of marinas, cities and regions, able to offer a varying range of activities. This, enhanced by a collaborative strategy, will develop the region into a satisfying cruise haven.

To acknowledge the wider scope of this summit, the name has been changed to The International Superyacht Summit.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai in 2020.
24th & 25th NOVEMBER 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
P&O MARINAS and FABULOUS YACHTS again thank all participants of previous editions of the Dubai International Superyacht Summit.

There have been positive regional developments for us to share and discuss in the 2020 edition. A yachting destination cannot be a single port or marina. It is necessary to build a yachting ‘ecosystem’ of marinas, cities and regions, able to offer a varying range of activities. This, enhanced by a collaborative strategy, will develop the region into a satisfying cruise haven.

To acknowledge the wider scope of this summit, the name has been changed to The International Superyacht Summit.

We look forward to welcoming you to Dubai in 2020.

About

The International Superyacht Summit 2020


Under the patronage of P&O Marinas and initiated and co-organised by Fabulous Yachts, the focus of The International Superyacht Summit has, up to now, been the development of the UAE as a preferred winter destination for superyachts on the migratory trail. This year we look further afield and encourage the industry to take a collaboratory approach throughout the region.

The 2020 edition of The International Superyacht Summit will introduce two new themes; the first new theme is how superyacht marina developments empower lifestyle and tourism and the role of the upscale yachting industry in new and consolidated tourist destinations.

The second new theme is the emerging trends in superyacht ownership and how builders can accommodate the needs of an ever-younger generation of owners and charterers. Central to this trend is also the growing environmental awareness of these younger generations and the higher intolerance of unsustainable practices.

The International Superyacht Summit Forum

To make the summit an ongoing event throughout the year, we have launched a forum to be found on the summit's website. Please express your opinions and give your advice on superyacht industry matters! Good ideas and constructive advice will go a long way to help the development of a superyacht friendly environment in the UAE and further afield.

Programme

The International Superyacht Summit 2020


Moderator: MARTIN REDMAYNE - The Superyacht Group
8:45 h to 9:20 h
Welcoming remarks

8:45 h to 8:50 h   Introduction by Master of Ceremonies
Mohamed AbuHamra - DP World

8:50 h to 8:55 h   Welcome from the Venue Host
Oliver Rees - Bvlgari Yacht Club

8:55 h to 9:05 h   Welcome from P&O Marinas
Mohammed Al Muallem - DP World, UAE Region

9:05 h to 9:15 h   A note from Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism
Mohamed Alkaabi - Department Of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi

9:15 h to 9:20 h   An introduction to Martin Redmayne - The Superyacht Group

9:20 h to 11:30 h
Session 1 – The relationship between the Gulf & superyachts

9:20 h to 9:30 h   Housekeeping and introduction
Martin Redmayne - The Superyacht Group

9:30 h to 10:00 h   Summary of the 2019 Summit and The Captains' Debate
Martin Redmayne - The Superyacht Group
Gunther Alvarado - Al Seer Marine

10:00 h to 10:30 h   The 2020-2030 vision for the Gulf's marina infrastructure
Billy Cañellas - YAS Marina
Saeed Al Marri - P&O Marinas

10:30 h to 10:45 h   How do we improve the relationship between the Gulf & superyachts?
Abeer Alshaali - Gulf Craft

10:45 h to 11:30 h   Panel discussion

11:30 h to 12:00 h   COFFEE BREAK

12:00 h to 13:10 h
Session 2 – Developing a smarter superyacht lifestyle for the future of destination Gulf

12:00 h to 12:35 h   How to build smarter superyacht destinations for the future?
Grégory Delhaye - Delhaye Grégory Group
Richard Haws - AMAALA

12:35 h to 13:10 h   How to manage the impact of smarter superyacht destinations?
Andrew Pindar - GAC Pindar
Jonathan Hind - Burgess
Yiannis Kalogerakis - JMK Anthropocentric Corporate Training & People Development

13:10 h to 13:30 h   SPECIAL INTEREST PRESENTATION by the Salvage Master of Costa Concordia Capt. Nick Sloane
Mother Nature's Icebergs - To steal an iceberg

13:30 h   LUNCH

Moderator: MARTIN REDMAYNE - The Superyacht Group
8:30 h to 8:45 h
Welcome back and summary of day one

Mohamed AbuHamra - DP World
Martin Redmayne - The Superyacht Group

8:45 h to 10:00 h
Session 3 – Building a next generation banking, legal, fiscal & security landscape in the Gulf

Olivier Blanchet - BNP Paribas
Grant Holmes - Inchcape Global
Jasmin Fichte - Fichte & Co. Legal
Anouch Sedef - Meyer Avocats

10:00 h to 11:30 h
Session 4 – Setting a sustainable superyacht agenda for the Gulf

Jan Timmerman - Royal Huisman
Robert Van Tol - Water Revolution Foundation
Fiorenzo Spadoni - RINA
Massimilliano Grimaldi - Grimaldi Studio Legale
Peter Vettas - Cayman Islands Shipping Registry

11:30 h to 12:00 h   COFFEE BREAK

12:00 h to 12:50 h
Session 5 – The next generation – What's on the horizon?

Dr. Nicklas Dahlstrom - Emirates Airline
Farouk Nefzi - Feadship
Engel J.W. de Boer - Lloyd's Register EMEA

12:50 h to 13:15 h
Session 6 – The Future of the Gulf. Exploring new markets and new customers

An exclusive keynote conversation with Alberto Galassi, CEO of one of the world's leading yachting businesses, the Ferretti Group

13:15 h to 13:35 h   SPECIAL INTEREST PRESENTATION by World Class Sailors Tim Kent & Nick Moloney
The world of sailing. How can the Gulf become more integrated with the international sailing scene?

13:35 h   LUNCH

END OF SUMMIT

Speakers

The International Superyacht Summit 2020


Mohammed AbuHambra - SPEAKER
MASTER OF CEREMONIES

Mohamed AbuHamra

SENIOR MANAGER IT - DP World

Mohamed AbuHamra is a business technology specialist with a decade of successful experience in implementing successful technology related projects. Mohamed holds the roles of Senior Manager IT in DPWorld UAE region. He believes that a good leader is who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way to others. Mohamed is a Master holder in International business and currently seeking to kick off his PHD journey. Outside work, he is a cancer activist where he participates in cancer patients support communities and provide all kind of support to the patients. He loves public speaking and his short term 5 years' objective is to be a part-time academic instructor in one of the UAE universities.

 
Mohammed Al Muallem - SPEAKER

Mohammed Al Muallem

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & MANAGING DIRECTOR - DP World, UAE Region

Mohammed Al Muallem joined Port Rashid in 1983 and moved rapidly through various operational and management roles, before overseeing the UAE Region of DP World in September 2005. Al Muallem holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. and has completed extensive training in the U.K. at the University of Cranfield College, Manchester. Mr Al Muallem assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director for DP World, UAE Region in January 2017 to explore a new world of opportunity of global supply chain & trade corridors and is responsible for UAE Region's Ports, Parks and Free Zones, Logistics, Dubai Trade and World Security.

Saeed Al Marri - SPEAKER

Saeed Al Marri

SENIOR MANAGER MARINAS - Mina Rashid Marina
P&O Marinas


Saeed Al Marri has been in DP World since 2002 and he started his career as container terminal supervisor for strategic planning and operation in the port of Jebel Ali, in Dubai, including operation of general cargo and finance aspects. Since 2016 he has been appointed as marina manager of Mina Rashid Marina Development, a project presently operating with almost 500 berths including superyachts and, once fully operational, featured to welcome more than 5,000 boats and integrated facilities and entertainment city. Within the strategic plan, Saeed Al Marri is presently in charge of the integration of extra four marinas in Jumeirah (Dubai), to be operated under P&O Marinas, for a total of 900 wet berths and drystack facilities.

Abeer Alshaali - SPEAKER

Abeer Alshaali

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - Gulf Craft


Spending her summer visits to the UAE as a child wandering around the Gulf Craft factory and playing in the showrooms cemented Abeer Alshaali’s commitment to the company. She was raised and educated in the USA. She joined the Gulf Craft organization working in the Executive Office handling the management of the company alongside her father. She has successfully overseen the implementation of new processes to make the company more efficient and has been instrumental in improving the structure of the company. Mrs. Alshaali believes in continuous learning and improving work ethic and to that end is currently pursuing her MBA. She encourages a cooperative work environment and sees industrial development fundamental to the economic growth of the UAE. She encourages more involvement between the private and public sector as she believes that there are many common goals that can be achieved together.

 
Mohammed Alkaabi - SPEAKER

Mohammed Alkaabi

CRUISE HEAD - Department Of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi

Mohamed Alkaabi is the Cruise Head at The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), oversees and manages the development of the cruise sector and Yachts development in Abu Dhabi. Alkaabi is credited with progressing the Department's ambitious cruise sector/Superyacht strategy. Having joined DCT Abu Dhabi in 2008, Alkaabi, who is fully media trained, currently oversees a three-strong specialist cruise products team and his key achievements include the successful development of the destination's world-class home-port and port-of-call capacity by driving its credentials in key regional and international cruise markets. Having overseen the destination promotion for Abu Dhabi cruise industry / Yachts industry, he is responsible for the coordination of a multi-partner cruise development steering committee as well as coordination with private sector for cruise / yachts.

Gunther Alvarado - SPEAKER

Gunther Alvarado

HEAD OF YACHT MANAGEMENT & MARINE OPERATION - Al Seer Marine

A Licensed Master and Chief Engineer with 20+ years' experience working in the superyacht industry. Currently leading a team of the top professionals in the industry, with a strong belief in crew welfare to motivate and inspire.

Olivier Blanchet - SPEAKER

Olivier Blanchet

HEAD OF JET & YACHT FINANCE - BNP Paribas


Olivier joined BNP Paribas in 1993 and has performed in various origination and management roles through the International Corporate Banking Network. In 2002 he became a Maritime Banker. He developed a sound international business relationships portfolio focused on commercial vessels and ship owners. He launched a dedicated offer for financing yachts in 2006. As Head of the Jet & Yacht Finance Services, Olivier works in close cooperation with the Wealth Management Department as advising relationship managers, credit analysts, portfolio managers, credit structurers and credit project managers by providing specialist guidance for his yacht financing team, particularly in marketing, structuring, loan documentation and compliance due diligence.

Tickets

The International Superyacht Summit 2020


Standard Rate
The International Superyacht Summit 2020
 
 
 
 
AED3,000
 
 
 
Discounted Rate
Marina managers
 
 
 
 
AED1,300
 
 
The ticket fee covers:
  •   Admission to The International Superyacht Summit 2020 (including breakfasts and lunches) on Tuesday 24 November and Wednesday 25 November
  •   Complimentary valet parking
 
Complimentary invitations to superyacht owners and superyacht captains:

Superyacht owners and superyacht captains are invited to attend on a complimentary basis.
If you are interested, please RSVP to FABULOUS YACHTS at info@dubainternationalsuperyachtsummit.com by November 1 2020.
All bookings are subject to availability and to our Terms & Conditions.

Plan your trip

The International Superyacht Summit 2020


Summit Venue

The International Superyacht Summit 2020 will be held at the Bvlgari Yacht Club, Dubai (www.bulgarihotels.com/en_US/dubai/yacht-club/yacht-club).

The Bvlgari Yacht Club is part of The Bvlgari Resort & Residences Dubai, the new jewel to Bvlgari's luxury hospitality collection. Situated on the exclusive Jumeira Bay Island, carved into the shape of a seahorse and adjoined by a bridge to Dubai coastline, the sunny property is a true ‘urban oasis’, for visitors and residents alike.

A 2-minute ride from the mainland, The Bvlgari Resort Dubai juxtaposes the tranquillity of its island location with the dramatic backdrop of Dubai's skyline. The sunny jewel of Bvlgari hospitality is proud to offer Bvlgari's interpretation of luxury and a supreme location to Dubai and its visitors.

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