ASMEX announces more speakers
Conference to launch research on the economic impact of superyachts.
ASMEX 2017 has added to its line-up of speakers for the industry conference due to be held in the lead-up to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in May.
In addition to the speakers announced last year, the conference will also feature:
- Ashley Page, CEO at AEC Group, who will be presenting the long-awaited independent Economic Impact Study which quantifies the value of the Australian superyacht industry, in its entirety. This study has been funded with the support of the Queensland Government and is deemed to be the most significant piece of research ever conducted within the industry.
- Austrade chief economist Mark Thirlwell will discuss how the economic, political and technological changes taking place today are reshaping the global economy including specific reference to the direct impact and relevance on Australia.
- Sarah Anghel from Canada’s National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), will give an overview of the Canadian recreational marine industry.
- Ian Nuttall, managing director at Tides Marine UK, will give an overview of the UK and European distribution model from the perspective of what opportunities lie in this region, the pros and cons of various distribution models and what Tides Marine look for when taking on a new brand.
- Louise Harrison; director of sales and marketing at Triton Submarines is a former yacht refit and technical project manager. She will open a dialogue about submersible integration, safety, world-wide operations and the undersea experience that is now finally opening up to superyacht owners.
ASMEX 2017 will be held from 22-24 May at the Intercontinental Hotel at Sanctuary Cove and includes a welcome function, the Australian Marine Industry Awards and the Gala dinner.
For more information, visit the conference website.