We are delighted to announce a new Quaynote conference, Improving Yacht Crew Retention – planned for Thursday, 10th March, 2022 in Nice, France.
You can above for the early bird rate of 295 euros. In addition, we have a limited number of free delegate passes for Superyacht Captains and Senior Crew – email email@example.com for further information.
With MLC legislation placing increased obligations on employers and the need for skilled, professional crew becoming more recognised, Improving Yacht Crew Retention will focus on retaining the best yacht crew through first-class benefits and pension provision, MLC compliance and training.
Targeting captains, yacht managers, crew, yacht managers, lawyers, corporate service providers, family offices, payroll companies, insurance brokers, tax advisors, relocation companies, training companies, Improving Crew Retention will provide an essential guide for anyone affected by crew retention or legislative compliance.
Key issues to be covered at Improving Yacht Crew Retention include:
How can we attract and retain the best people to the industry?
What is the role of leadership in determining crew retention?
What role does training play in crew retention?
Tax income: How to give first support to the crew?
What is the impact of the MLC and local law implementation?
What other crew welfare issues are covered by MLC?
What does the long-term future look like for crew retention?
Pensions: how can we assist crew in preparing for their future?
Sponsored by WYCC, first provider of a retirement and benefits plan compliant with legislation, Improving Crew Retention will take place in Antibes, a major hub for superyacht captains and crew, offering participants a tailored platform updating their knowledge, networking and business development.
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After a long break, Quaynote is excited to announce the return of its hugely popular conferences in Malta! We are looking forward to seeing you again in person at Opportunities in Superyachts, 9th Annual Conference, taking place on Thursday, 24th March, 2022.
Bringing together an international audience of superyacht industry leaders, Opportunities in Superyachts will offer an excellent occasion for networking with your peers. Our full programme of panel discussions, roundtables and keynote presentations also includes a Cocktail Party, Networking Lunch and Refreshment Breaks, giving you plenty of time to meet with important business contacts.
What`s more, on the evening before Opportunities in Superyachts, you can join delegates attending its sister conference, Opportunities in Business Jets, at their Cocktail Party on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022. By running the conferences back-to-back, delegates can attend both and take advantage of the business development openings across allied industries.
Once again we are delighted that the conference is chaired by Andrew Charlier, HFW
Topics up for discussion at Opportunities in Superyachts, 9th Annual Conference include:
The Future for the Superyacht Industry – CEOs tell all
Sustainability – how is the industry responding to the need for sustainable superyachts?
Hot destinations – where are the exciting, new superyacht destinations?
Family Offices – what is their role in the superyacht sector?
Digitalisation, AI and Cybersecurity – examining the opportunities and challenges of on-board technology
Crew Recruitment – captains, contracts and the future for crew
Taxing questions – our panel of experts focus on taxation in different jurisdictions
The post-COVID world – how has COVID changed the superyacht industry now and going forward?
Are there any destinations on earth left to discover? The first accurate scientific world map was drawn up in the early 1500s by Diego Ribeiro, a Portuguese cartographer. The Padrón Real, as it came to be known, was the secret master template used for maps kept on all Spanish ships during the 16th century. Now, centuries later, with every nook and cranny of the globe mapped out and apparently accessible to international travellers, it`s easy to believe that there are no hidden treasures left to find.
The good news for the superyacht community, however, is that there are still lesser known, pristine gems that are perfect for exploring by yacht. It takes a bit more effort to reach places where nature is still firmly in charge but the rewards, by all accounts, are unimaginable.
“Most of these locations are once-in-a-lifetime experiences,” explains Henry Cookson, whose company, Cookson Adventures, specializes in exploring the planet’s most remote corners and building tailor-made adventures for superyacht charter clients. “We find new and exhilarating ways for our clients to explore the destination by yacht, so they leave feeling they have had the richest experience possible in each location.”
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Many of us look upon superyachts with awe as they glide through the waves with a bevy of beauties onboard, and with sleek lines of design which bring envy from their cousins in other parts of the Maritime industry. Over 5,890 superyachts are currently registered. Most are unique. All face similar provocations.
Superyachts are a microcosm of all the digital challenges that face seafarers.
Understanding what is needed on a superyacht to protect crew, guests and their owners from cyber-attacks is an excellent baseline for other seagoing vessels. We can all learn from superyacht experiences.
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In this online webinar, the team at luxury adventure travel company, Cookson Adventures, share their recommendations of the top remote loctions to visit by superyacht. They will also delve deeper into each destination sharing some of the impactful conservation projects and unique experiences, both on land and sea, that are possible with a yacht as your base.
Taking place at 3pm UK/4pm CEST for one hour with plenty of time for questions and discussion.
Henry Cookson – Founder & Chairman of Cookson Adventures
Neal Bateman – Head of Yachting Projects at Cookson Adventures
You can register for this complimentary webinar using the link above.
Affinity Group are delighted to announce our expansion into the Cayman Islands after successfully obtaining a Companies Management Licence from the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority.
Headed up by Garry Crossan, operations will now commence via our local subsidiary Affinity (Cayman) Limited. Garry has a longstanding relationship with Affinity having worked closely with our Malta and Isle of Man offices for many years. Resident in Cayman, Garry has enjoyed a career within the Offshore Financial Services Industry for over 30 years, holding executive positions within major International Banks and Trust Companies across multiple jurisdictions.
Working closely with the Affinity team during the formation and license application process over the past year, Garry brings both industry and local expertise to Affinity Cayman.
The Cayman Islands is an excellent fit for Affinity Group and our new licence will allow us to draw on our existing expertise whilst utilising our developed network of contacts and existing clients. Putting down roots with our new office puts us in an advantageous position moving forward.
The Cayman Islands offers a strong maritime hub which is ideally suited to our background. Our journey into the Yachting sector dates back to 2004, handling some of the very first Superyachts registered in the Isle of Man. Our success in the industry is borne from building a wealth of experience assisting high net worth clients, which require the highest level of service. Our personal approach provides our clients with a seamless experience; we act as a link for owners, managers and Captains to provide personal and bespoke guidance with support through the various regulatory requirements associated with yacht ownership.
Our offices in the Isle of Man, Malta and now Cayman deliver correlative benefits, complementing our overall service offering and giving us a real advantage that we can pass on to our clients.
Our experience and approach means we have nurtured many healthy and long term relationships with clients and industry peers alike, affording Affinity an impressive fleet of yachts under administration. Recognised as a leading Corporate Service Provider in the Yachting sector in the Isle of Man and Malta, our move into the Cayman Islands puts Affinity firmly on the map as a global presence with a truly international reach. Our expansion offers our clients, old and new, a further jurisdiction with even more opportunities and solutions to meet their needs with increased flexibility.
The Cayman Islands offer the same prestige Red Ensign Flag as the Isle of Man, recognised as one of the most prestigious flags in the Superyacht Industry and the first-rate jurisdiction for vessel registration. Synonymous with an excellent worldwide reputation and a comprehensive list of over 70 countries that qualify to own Cayman-flagged vessels, the benefits of Cayman are plenty. In addition, as a jurisdiction with a robust regulatory framework there are a diverse range of ownership structures available as well as a variety of registration types.
Our office in the Cayman Islands will be an extension of our tried and tested practices and expertise that have driven our success in the Yachting sector. Our new location in this renowned jurisdiction will present new opportunities for clients outside of the EU, with avenues such as Temporary Admission allowing non-EU yachts to sail in European waters for up to 18 months.
It is our organic growth that drives our expansion, stemming from our personal approach that is at the core of Affinity’s philosophy and is the driving force as we continue to expand our international reach. Our expert, friendly team are at the forefront of everything we do and maintain the highest level of service. We take pride in our roots and the journey to where we stand today. Affinity Group has a very exciting journey ahead.
Our initial success in the luxury asset sector has led us to diversify into multiple others such as Aviation, Trusts, E-Gaming, Family Office and Commercial property. Furthermore, we are at the forefront of emerging sectors such as Fintech and esports.
Produced by Quaynote Communications, specialists in the superyacht, aviation and luxury industries, the webinar will include a lively panel discussion with live audience participation.
Tickets for this webinar are available on a complimentary basis please register using the button above.
With cybersecurity a key issue for many organisations, how is it impacting the superyacht industry? What regulations apply to cybersecurity on superyachts? What training is available to guide superyacht crew through the cybersecurity maze? And why is the superyacht industry falling behind on cybersecurity and what can be done to rectify this? Our panel of cybersecurity experts, lawyers, regulators and representatives from the superyacht sector join our audience in an interactive discussion about the how the Superyacht industry is tackling cybersecurity issues.