08 & 09 DECEMBER 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Superyacht Summit 2021
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 2021 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 2021.
08 & 09 DECEMBER 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai International Superyacht Summit 2021
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 2021 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 2021.

About

The International Superyacht Summit 2021


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 2021 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 2021


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   Anchoring Dubai on the world superyacht map
Mohammed Al Muallem - DP World, UAE Region

8:55 h to 9:05 h   Building a complete yachting ecosystem
Hamza Mustafa - P&O Marinas

9:05 h to 9:20 h   Meet our moderator
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
Issam Kazim - Dubai Corporation for Tourism and Commerce Marketing
Capt. Saif Al Mheiri - Abu Dhabi Maritime
Capt. Rado Antolovic - Drydocks World
Billy Cañellas - YAS Marina

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?
Paolo Casani - Camper & Nicholsons
Grégory Delhaye - Delhaye Grégory Group

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
Superyacht Salvage

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 the future superyacht landscape in the Gulf: banking, legal, fiscal & security

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

10:00 h to 11:20 h
Session 4 – Setting a sustainable superyacht agenda for the Gulf

Jan Timmerman - Royal Huisman
Fiorenzo Spadoni - RINA
Massimilliano Grimaldi - Grimaldi Studio Legale
Peter Vettas - Cayman Islands Shipping Registry
Paul Holthus - World Ocean Council

11:20 h to 11:50 h   COFFEE BREAK

11:50 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
Francesca Muzio - FM Architettura
Tanguy Ducros - Monaco Marine Group

12:50 h to 13:20 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

13:20 h to 13:40 h   SPECIAL INTEREST PRESENTATION by Alberto Perrone (Lürssen)

13:40 h   LUNCH

END OF SUMMIT

Speakers

The International Superyacht Summit 2021


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

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT - DP World

With more than 3 decades of experience in port and terminal operations and management, Mohammed Al Muallem has led the growth and development of the region’s most important port through a period of major expansions, defining and driving its strategic vision. He was appointed Chairman of the Executive Merging Team of Dubai Ports Authority, Dubai Customs and the Free Zone in 2000 and in May 2004, Executive Coordinator for the Terminal 2 development at Jebel Ali Port. Mohammed Al Muallem holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Degree from the University of Portland, Oregon (US) and has completed extensive training at the University of Manchester, Cranfield College (UK). In line with the new structure, which incorporated DP World, UAE Region’s Ports, Parks and Free Zones, Logistics, Dubai Trade and World Security, Al Muallem assumed the position of CEO and Managing Director for DP World, UAE Region in January 2017 to explore a new world of opportunities that the supply chain offers.

Saif Al Mheiri - SPEAKER

Capt. Saif Al Mheiri

MANAGING DIRECTOR - Abu Dhabi Maritime

Captain Saif Rashid Al Mheiri is the Managing Director of Abu Dhabi Maritime, the custodian of all Abu Dhabi waterways. His 23-year of experience spans different industries and covers a variety of areas including strategy, planning, business development, mergers and acquisitions and transformation. His work portfolio includes project management relating to ship operations, digitalisation and innovation, oil and gas, and industrial sectors. Furthermore, he served with distinction in his role as one of the leaders that assisted in developing the Abu Dhabi Maritime 2021 Plan, which serves as the main strategy for the development of Abu Dhabi's maritime sector.

Abeer Alshaali - SPEAKER

Abeer Alshaali

DEPUTY MANAGING DIRECTOR - 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.

 
Gunther Alvarado - SPEAKER

Gunther Alvarado

COO – COMMERCIAL & LEISURE - Al Seer Marine



Gunther Alvarado became captivated by the maritime industry at a very early age whilst accompanying his father, a veteran ABS surveyor, on multiple ship surveys around Central America. After his undergraduate studies in North America, he has dedicated over two decades of his career to the superyacht industry, serving in both onboard and ashore capacities. Today, Gunther leads the ongoing development of the Leisure & Commercial business segments at Al Seer Marine, a leading marine company in the Middle East, whose shares were recently listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) Secondary Market (Ticker: ASM). Overseeing one of the world’s largest superyacht operations with a talented team of +700 crew and support staff, Gunther has firsthand experience in influencing the world's superyacht industry to maintain peak performance and together overcoming challenges with revolutionary solutions. Gunther strongly believes that the superyacht industry has immense synergies and opportunities, yet to be fully leveraged.
The superyacht summit provides a path to these opportunities for the UAE and Middle East to take a leading role in developing the next chapters of the superyacht industry.

Rado Antolovic - SPEAKER

Capt. Rado Antolovic

CEO - Drydocks World
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD - Montenegro Yacht Services


Capt. Rado Antolovic PhD has over three decades of extensive experience in leading maritime projects and port management. Throughout his career, he focused on directing strategy and operations, to drive innovation and large-scale transformation across international ports in Australia, Hong Kong, the EU and Russia. In his previous roles as CEO of NCSP JSC and a number of senior positions within DP World, P&O, APL and his seagoing experience with MOL, he successfully set-up, restructured, and managed their transformation to accelerate growth. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Rado has a passion for sports, having successfully represented the Yugoslavia Olympic team at the Moscow Olympic Games in 1980.
His education qualifications include a degree from the University of Marine Transport, an MBA and a Ph.D.

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 2021


Standard Rate
The International Superyacht Summit 2021
 
 
 
 
AED3,000
 
 
 
Discounted Rate
Marina managers
 
 
 
 
AED1,300
 
 
The ticket fee covers:
  •   Admission to The International Superyacht Summit 2021 (including breakfasts and lunches)
  •   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.
All bookings are subject to availability and to our Terms & Conditions.

Plan your trip

The International Superyacht Summit 2021


Summit Venue

The International Superyacht Summit 2021 will be held at the Queens Room, Quarter Deck, on the prestigious Queen Elizabeth 2 (www.qe2.com), in Mina Rashid Marina, Dubai.

The Queen Elizabeth 2 reopened its doors in April 2018 as one of Dubai's most iconic hotels. A monumental destination steeped in British heritage, she has a storied history spanning more than 50 years. Today, she continues her legacy as a 13-deck hotel, dining, entertainment and events destination - docked permanently at Dubai's Mina Rashid Marina.

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