Superyacht Charter Brokers Seminar in Newport RI

The American Yacht Charter Association have released the subjects of the seminar sessions that will take place during the Newport Charter Show on June 24, 2010
From 8:00 – 11:00 AM
The Topics are:
Luxury Marketing Segment
Doug Gollan, President/Editor-in-Chief of Elite Traveler Magazine and Richard Wycherley, President of The Luxury Marketing Council, New England Chapter, will bring their expertise “to life” on branding, cross-marketing, spending trends, forecasts, and the “new now” on marketing to high-net worth and ultra-high net worth spenders in order to sell more in these challenging times. Their insight is guaranteed to make brokers think and re-direct their marketing strategies!
Bob Saxon, Chief Executive of FYBA will moderate this informative and interactive panel.
Insurance Segment
Lincoln Pease of Travel Guard and Gary Tice of OnCall International will introduce their respective Travel and Medical coverage products that are designed to protect Charterers, Owners, Crews, and Travelers in general. A Q& A panel discussion on why brokers need to offer them to our customers/clients and how to deal with claims will be lead by Bob Saxon.
Destination The Grenadines
Captain Virginia Wagner of the sailing yacht Mata will give a presentation entitled Discover or Rediscover The Grenadines, explaining why it is such a great Summer and or year-round destination with Itinerary and PowerPoint Presentation provided by superyacht photographer, Billy Black!
Update on Greece
Costa Lourandakis, representing the Hellenic Yacht Broker’s Association (HYBA) will bring everyone up-to-date on the situation for chartering and cruising in Greece this Summer, taking the rumours away and presenting the facts.
  • 7:30 – 8:00, AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:15 AM, Welcome
  • 8:15 – 9:00 AM, Luxury Marketing Panel Segment
  • 9:00 – 9:45 AM, Insurance Panel Segment
  • 9:45 – 10:00 AM, Break: Sponsored by Port Louis Marina, Grenada
  • 10:00 – 10:20 AM, Destination, The Grenadines!
  • 10:25 – 10:45 AM, Update on Greece
  • 10:45 – 11:00 AM – Overview, Objectives and Final Q& A 

All charter managers, charter brokers, yacht captains, and industry professionals are encouraged to attend the sessions which cost US$35
To secure a place delegates should Bruce Brakenhoff, at
351 Thames Street
Newport, Rhode Island 02840