The Asia Pacific region has been awash with important developments in the yachting market in recent months.
Thailand’s government is committed to proposed changes in their tax and superyacht charter regulations, and Australia’s industry body is working hard on similar changes with their government too… all of which augurs well for the industry’s growth in this huge and relatively untapped region.
With such changes will come the chance to unlock the true value of this exciting latent market.
But to take full advantage of it requires a better understanding of, and engagement with, the new breed of potential Asian yacht owners.
Then there are the challenges of developing superyacht infrastructure and yacht support services, including refit and repair facilities and expertise.
The Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference (previously known as the Asia Pacific Yachting Conference) is planning to bring together regional government agencies and industry leaders to provide insights into the growth potential of this market, and discussion as to how to overcome the inhibitors
The conference should provide the occasion in Asia where marine leisure industry professionals can meet, talk, be informed, and exchange views.
A series of presentations and forums with speakers from Europe, the UK, Australia and countries within the ASEAN region will cover the state of the yachting industry in Asia.
Discussions will focus on the need to the further development of the industry and how this may be effected, from governmental policies and concerns to matters of private infrastructure.
In between the formal sessions, delegates can take the opportunity to network which is perhaps the real reason why so many attend believing that the opportunity to sell face to face is just as important as listening to presentations.
Returning on 10 – 11 April 2018 to the ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, Singapore, the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference is an event for the industry, by the industry.
This year the organisers are planning a brand new on-site conference experience for delegates, with interactive roundtables, live polling, topical case studies and increased networking opportunities.