The annual Conference gathers more than 100 leaders from across to dissect how both the boating industry and the GCC’s regulatory authorities are working together to reinvigorate the region as a yachting hub

8 MARCH 2022

ST. REGIS THE PALM

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SPEAKERS 2022

 

Learn from the industry's leaders - from yacht cybersecurity experts to founders of sustainability movements: the Middle East Yachting Conference speakers are the pioneers of the industry

MIDDLE EAST YACHTING CONFERENCE
ST. REGIS THE PALM

8th March 2022
 
09:00
09:00 – 09:30 9.00 – 9.30 Registration. Tea/Coffee
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09:30
09:30 – 09:45 09.30 – 09.45 Opening Remarks
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Welcome Speech

Speakers Invited:

Sahar Al Rasti Captain UAE’s First Female Ship Captain

Saeed Harib Secretary General Dubai Sports Council

09:45
09:45 – 10:30 09.45 – 10.30 Empowering Women in Yachting
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In recognition of International Women’s Day, we celebrate the female forces making waves in the yachting industry

Speakers Invited:

Sahar Al Rasti Captain UAE’s First Female Ship Captain

Claire Ferandier Sicard CEO & Founder Environmental Training for Yacht Crew

Chloé Zaied CEO HYNOVA

Dasha Moranova CEO, Dasha Moranova Designs

Modrated By:

Abeer Alshaali Dep MD, Gulfcraft

10:30
10:30 – 11:15 10.30 – 11.15 Blue Oceans, Green Planet – When Yachts Become Conscious
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Today's superyacht owners are younger and more in tune with the climate change and its impact. UAE taking a lead on sustainability and getting ready to host COP28, this session will discuss the role of yachting industries commitment towards sustainability and climate change.

Speakers Invited:

Claire Ferandier Sicard CEO & Founder Environmental Training for Yacht Crew

Chloé Zaied CEO HYNOVA

Luis Marinho Falcão Head of Sustainale Growth Faro Boats

Luis Humberto Head Of Sustainable Growth Faro Boats

Francis Lapp CEO Sunreef Yachts

Modrated By:

Nawfal Al Jourani Regional CEO ACEL Power

11:15
11:15 – 11:30 11.15 – 11.30 Networking Coffee Break
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11:30
11:30 – 12:00 11.30 – 12.00 Crypto for Yachts: The Next Wave or Washout?
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The rise of cryptos and bitcoins has baffled many financial pundits since its emergence onto the scene almost a decade ago. As owners and brokers start to put their trust in the new-found currency, MEYC investigates the uncharted crypto waters ahead.

Speakers Invited:

Saqr Ereiqat Co Founder Crypto Oasis Sentio

12:00
12:00 – 13:00 12.00 – 13.00 LUNCH
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13:00
13:00 – 13:45 13.00 – 13.45 Art + Engineering: Pushing the Boundaries of Design
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Where does art and engineering intersect in luxury product design? Is there a winning formula?

Speakers Invited:

Kevin Rice Chief Creative Officer PININFARINA SPA

James Roy CEO Lateral Naval Architects

Cristiano Gatto Art + Engineering: Pushing the Boundaries of Design

Dasha Moranova CEO, Dasha Moranova Designs

13:45
13:45 – 14:15 13.45 – 14.15 Are Cyber Attackers the New High Sea Pirates?
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Superyachts face very similar cyber security threats to any modern business, however, additional vulnerabilities can come from the way systems communicate on-board and essentially how this technology is often insecurely transmitted. A quick look on what to expect and to avoid.

Speakers Invited:

Alexandre Bayeux Founder Xperys

Naveen Hemanna Are Cyber Attackers the New High Sea Pirates?

14:15
14:15 – 14:30 14.15 – 14.30 Networking Coffee Break
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14:30
14:30 – 15:00 14.30 - 15.00 For how long superyachts will enjoy this pandemic tailwind as buyers seek Zen at sea.
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As the number of billionaires grows and COVID-19 has added to incentives for avoiding crowds, the multi-billion-dollar global luxury boat industry is rebounding fast after near-paralysis at the onset of the pandemic. But for how long?

Speakers Invited:

Michael Breman Sales Director Lurssen

Farouk Nefzi CMO Feadship

Paris Baloumis Marketing Director Oceanco

Jimmy Caroll Founder PelorusX

15:00
15:00 – 15:00 15.00 Closing remarks
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