Singapore Yacht Show 2015 to host two industry conferences

The Singapore Yacht Show (SYS) will this year play host to two significant industry conferences; the 7th Asia Pacific Yachting Conference (APYC) and the inaugural Asia Boating Forum (ABF).

Joining the show in partnership with MTU, this year’s APYC will be themed ‘Towards World Class’, and will address the issues, challenges and opportunities of the region.

Since 2009, the APYC has developed into the only regional industry platform for the leisure marine professional from the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

The SYS conference will feature senior officials from the governments of Thailand and Indonesia as keynote speakers, who will outline initiatives being taken to ensure a warm welcome to superyacht heading east for the winter season. This will include information about the creation of necessary policy framework that will facilitate yacht charter in the region.

The APYC conference will be co-chaired by Martin Redmayne of The Superyacht Group, and Tim Coventry, the special advisor to the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of Korea, where industry and business leaders will take to the stage to share their journey’s to achieving world-class performance in their respective fields.

New for 2015, the APYC has also announced collaboration with the British Marine Federation (BMF) to showcase UK companies at the conference, providing BMF members with the opportunity to meet potential distributors and buyers from the region.

Held over the course of the morning, the inaugural ABF will hold a region-wide review of the Asian markets, themed ‘Essentials of Emerging Markets of Asia”. Panel sessions will then follow on the business of boating, infrastructure and services, marine policy development and both financial and asset management structures.

Although each country in Asia Pacific has its own policies, regulations and practices relating to boating, the ABF works to provide a platform that facilitates the understanding that all countries should level up and develop best practices, getting the foundation and policy framework right for growing the boating industry in the region.

The 2015 Singapore Yacht Show is taking place at the award-winning ONE°15 Marina Club at Sentosa Cove, Singapore between the 23rd and 26th April.

For more information, visit the Singapore Yacht Show.


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