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ASMEX 2013 further details announced

The 2013 Australian Superyacht and Marine Export Conference (ASMEX) programme is near completion. ASMEX 2013 organisers, the Australian Marine International Export Group (AIMEX) & Superyacht Australia have announced several speakers attending this year’s conference.

Speakers include Ed Slack of IBI, Horizon Yachts’ founder John Lu, Martin Baum of Pantaenius Yacht Insurance, Erwin Bamps of Gulf Craft, New Zealand Marine CEO Peter Busfield and Bryan Jones from Fairline.

John Lu, chief executive of Horizon Yachts has a degree in naval architecture; Lu has grown and expanded Horizon Yachts by consistently focussing on foreign target markets, inclusive of Asia, Europe and Australia. Lu will enlighten delegates with his experiences identifying key measures and tactics when exporting on an international scale.

Martin Baum, managing director of Pantaenius will be providing an overview of the market from an insurance perspective.

Erwin Bamps COO of Gulf Craft will again be returning to speak and meet with several contacts having forged strong relationships with some Australian businesses during his attendance at ASMEX last year. Bamps made a significant impact at ASMEX 2012 and will provide an update on the current business environment in the UAE and his perception of the market globally.

The head of sales for Australasia and The Americas at Fairline, Bryan Jones, will be sharing his invaluable expertise to discuss the market from the perspective of a boat builder. Jones will be discussing Fairline’s experiences making inroads into Asia as well as the opportunities that Australian boat builders must grasp to break into established markets in the United Kingdom and Europe.

A close relationship with neighbouring countries is important for Australia to leverage business opportunities. Peter Busfield, CEO of New Zealand Marine will be attending ASMEX 2013 to discuss the two nations synergies and what efforts can be made to drive business to the southern hemisphere

ASMEX is the key Australian marine industry conference and provides a platform to ensure the industry is kept well informed and given the opportunity for valuable networking with colleagues. It is taking place from Monday 20th May to Wednesday 22nd May 2013.

The ASMEX registration fee is $395 (inc GST) for non-members and $285 for AIMEX & Superyacht Australia members.  Registrations can be completed via the Superyacht Australia website and the AIMEX website

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