YachtInfo Announces Seminar Panelists at FLIBS

Organisers of the ISS YachtInfo Seminar that will take place during the forth coming Fort Lauderdale Boat Show have announced the final line up of speakers and subjects to be covered.
For attendees tickets cost $30

The 2012 event is being held on 29 October from 9:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m. with luncheon at 12:30.  
SESSION ONE 9:30-10:45 STCW Changes
This seminar will outline and discuss the implications to your certificates of competence and will outline and explain the forthcoming major changes to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping
Speakers include:
  • Captain Michael French International Yacht Training
  • Julie Liberatore Maritime Professional Training
  • Captain Roger Towner MCA
  • Captain Andrew Schofield PYA
  • Joey Meen PYA 

SESSION TWO 11:00-12:15 Arrested When They Chain Your Yacht to the Pier
Speakers include:
  • Danielle Butler—Hill Betts and Nash
  • Capt. Eugene F. Sweeney—International Registries
  • Eric Yankwitt—Advisory Tax Service

LUNCH 12:30-1:30 Hosted by: John Mann of Bluewater Book & Charts with Guest Speaker: Andy Hindley of the America’s Cup Race Management team
SESSION THREE 1:30-2:45 America’s Cup 34: The Superyacht Program
  • Moderator: Tim Davey—ISS/GMT

Speakers include:
  • Mark Bunzel Northwest Marine Trade Association
  • Patrick Coote Fraser Yachts
  • Nicholas Dean Ocean Independence
  • Ben Farnborough Boat International
  • Bruce Hedrick Northwest Marine Trade Association
  • Kate Pearson San Diego Superyacht Association
  • Stephano Tositti BWA Yachting 

SESSION FOUR 3:00 – 4:15 Superyachts: Making a Positive Environmental Impact
Speakers include:
  • Trish Cronan, Ocean Getaways Yacht Charters
  • Chris Dlugokecki—RINA Services
  • Richard Franklin—Go2 Global Yachting
  • Ken Hickling—AkzoNobel
  • Mark Mellinger—Head Hunter, Inc.

Sponsors include
  • Royal Huisman
  • ISS
  • USSA
  • Viking Recruitment