- Published on Saturday, 20 October 2012 14:10
- Written by Carlo Caraluzzo
20 October, 2012, Malta: The time had to eventually come when the business jet and superyacht markets merged and Malta seems like one of the best places for the merger to happen. The synergies that exist between the two markets has always been large and the fact is that most people who either own a superyacht or regularly charter these vessels are also regular users, and even owners, of business aviation. The conference, organized by Quaynote, will be held in two separate events, on back-to-back days, and will concentrate on such issues as networking, joint business development, and even taxes.
Malta has been one of the world´s prominent hubs for the superyachting community and in recent years has been very welcoming for business jet services as well. The conferences speakers and debate moderators will be composed of leading industry figures from both markets and attendees will be allowed to attend either one of both days events but if they register in advance for both days organizers are offering substantial discounts.
The first day, on Monday, March 4th, will discuss business opportunities for business jet charterers, offering suggestions for promoting a positive image of the industry. There will also be workshops that teach operators how to avoid losses in the face of increased costs and much lower profit margins due to a sagging global economy. The first day will also include ideas for handling EU ETS issues and regulations, including tax updates.
On Day Two the conference will discuss future strategies for European yacht builders to help them keep pace with North American builders, more effective marina development ideas, choosing the best refit destinations for winter layovers, a broad scope look at Mediterranean charter prospects for the next decade and, perhaps most importantly, how each of these industries can learn from each other.
Attendees will come from corporate services providers, financiers, associations from both industries, regulators, underwriters, OEMs, brokers, jet builders, charterers from both industries, attorneys and many others that provide services or products from either industry.