Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The 7th edition of Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) May 22-24 will be held in the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Australia with the support of major sponsors – the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and Pantaenius. 

Presentations Confirmed For Asmex 2017

(Photos: ASMEX - Sanctuary Cove)

The theme for the year is ‘staying relevant in today’s global business environment’ and the topics to be covered are Adapting to change; Understanding global economic and political forces; Ensuring your business retains the right expertise; Staying close to the customer; Keeping ahead of technology, among many more. Speakers will comprise business founders, CEOs and some of the heads of the most renowned superyacht brands globally. 

Registration has been maintained at 2016 rates for the exceptional networking opportunities, hospitality and the Gala Dinner incorporating the 2017 Australian Marine Industry Awards. The conference will relocate to MacArthurs Ballroom, which has capacity for up to 300 guests.

Member registration is $395 + GST, while non-members pay $595 + GST. Accommodation at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort May 21-24 has been secured at the special conference rate of $199 inc GST per night. The rate is $370 per night May 25-28 (Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show).

For those who register and pay before Mar 31, a host of incentives are on offer, including travel and accommodation packages, recreational gear and other prizes.

“During our visits to Monaco, METS and Singapore Yacht Show, we approached various industry luminaries we believe would supply content of value to ASMEX delegates,” says AIMEX Superyacht Australia CEO MaryAnne Edwards. “They had all heard of ASMEX via word of mouth and our consistent promotion internationally. Given the growing significance of our region on the world stage, we are confident of securing a stellar line-up of speakers for 2017 which will make ASMEX an absolutely compelling event for any business eager to maintain its relevance in the superyacht and commercial marine sectors.” 

“ASMEX has grown to become the leading marine industry conference in the region, attracting key players globally and addressing the hot topics that make a difference to businesses,” says Chairman and Editor-In-Chief of The Superyacht Group Martin Redmayne, who will return as MC. “ASMEX 2017 will present top speakers drawn from senior levels – Owners, directors and key proponents from all facets of industry.”

Presentations Confirmed For Asmex 2017 1

(ASMEX 2016)

“Having attended many of these events over the years in different parts of the world, this Superyacht Conference was the best,” says Arrow Yacht Services and Founder Paul Archer, who was among the guests speakers at the last edition. “To have such strength and depth of speakers was excellent and the presentation of the event went professionally and smoothly. I came away richer for listening to many speakers.

“From my company’s perspective, direct exposure to the Muir team and Rivergate was beneficial for we created friendships with people and companies in Australia whom we have worked with but not had the pleasure of meeting personally. We have stipulated Muir winches on several new builds we have been responsible for and had an excellent refit done at Rivergate for a world girdling yacht we are involved with.

“Since arriving back, we have been contacted by several parties interested in our services and have finalised on yacht registration for an Australian flag.”

One of the most authoritative researches for the Australian superyacht industry – Independent Economic Impact Study (EIS) – will be presented at the show. It is funded with the support of the Queensland Government.

“This is the first of its kind and certainly a valuable tool all businesses can use to their advantage,” explains Edwards. “The consultants who undertook the EIS will present their analysis at ASMEX 2017. We intend to use the EIS data to leverage investment in infrastructure and useful partnerships with Tourism, Events, Business, Training and other bodies who can benefit from the outstanding revenue potential of superyachts and allied industries."