As part of our series of online conferences for the luxury industries, Quaynote Communications is delighted to announce the 2nd Edition of The Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property, taking place online on Thursday, 18 March, 2021.
The Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property will provide a vital platform for information exchange and networking at a time when key industry events continue to be on hold. Designed to maximise engagement and facilitate interactive discussions, the conference will focus on topics of strategic interest to decision-makers today, such as:
* Next Gen & The Future of Superyachts
* The Future for Superyacht Tourism
* The Future for Artificial Intelligence in Superyachts, Business Aviation & Luxury Property
* Finance for the Luxury Industries
Building on our impressive track record of successive webinars during the pandemic lockdown, as well as our experience of running conferences for the superyacht and business aviation industries years in Athens, Palma, Nice, Singapore, Hong Kong and Dubai, The Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property will attract though-leading industry speakers.
Leading companies represented at Quaynote`s online conferences include: Burgess; Island Global Yachting; Northrop & Johnson; Feadship; Royale Oceanic; EYOS Expeditions; Pantaenius; NASJET Private Aviation; UBS Switzerland AG; Seanet; Evolution; Bargate Murray; and Ascend Consulting; AIC Title Service; Satcom Direct; Vistra; Martyn Fiddler Aviation; Emperor Aviation; Hyperion Aviation; Credit Suisse; MHS Aviation; National Business Aviation Association; Airbus Corporate Jets and Comlux to name but a few!
The Future for Superyachts, Business Jets and Luxury Property is essential for anyone involved in the ownership, operations or management of luxury assets. For more information about speaking or sponsorship opportunities, contact us now:
AGENDA – Times in Central European Time (CET) – Paris, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Madrid 11.00
Conference organizer`s opening remarks
Session One: The Future of Superyachts: Next Gen 11.05
*Owner`s perspective: What the Next Gen Owner wants
*What will the superyacht of the future look like?
*How will superyachts be used in the future? (Research, exploration, retreat, enjoyment of toys)
*Sustainability and Vessel class (new gen may downscale size and style of yachts)
*Will yachts be designed more with recycling and disposal in mind?
*Will there be a shift in building techniques and materials?
*How will technology and design continue to push boundaries?
Quentin Bargate, Founder & CEO, Bargate Murray
Speakers / Panelists to include:
Stefano Inglese Vafiadis, Yacht Designer, Studio Vafiadis
Marcela de Kern Royer, Principal, ONBOARD Group, Monaco and Geneva Superyacht hub
Silvia Andriotto, JTC Group
Session Two: What is the future for superyacht, business jet and luxury property finance? 12.00
Panel Discussion: Finance for the Luxury Industries
• Where to find finance
• Exploring the differences and synergies in financing business aviation, superyachts and luxury property
• How is the market doing during the pandemic?
• What has been and will be the impact of the US election?
• Is now the right time to buy?
Moderated by: James Jaffa, Partner, Jaffa & Co
Marie-Laure Gassier, Jet and Yacht Finance Specialist, BNP Paribas
Michel Buffat, Head Aviation & Yacht Finance, Credit Suisse
Paul Cawley, Director, Indirect Tax, KPMG in the Crown Dependencies
Bob Atkinson, Partner, B Capital Partners
Session Three: The Future for Artificial Intelligence in Superyachts, Business Aviation & Luxury Property 13.55
Panel Discussion: How is Artificial Intelligence changing the luxury industry?
*How companies are catering and adapting to AI versus operating in traditional mode
Moderated by: Joseph Adir, Founder & CEO, WinTech Marine Intelligence
Speakers / Panelists to include:
Vinna Tsang, Founder and Director, The V Executive Search Company Limited
Dominic Bulfin, Associate Director, Bargate Murray
Roger Horner, CEO, E3
Session Four: Acquiring a private jet: What does the advisor need to know? 14.40
Panel: How to steer your client through the process of buying a private jet
Your client is interested in buying a private jet and they have asked you to assist. What are the next steps and what are the pitfalls to avoid? Our panel of experts will guide advisors to the wealthy and heads of state through the process of buying a corporate jet. Questions to be tackled will include:
*How to acquire an aircraft?
*Should you buy a new or old jet?
*How do you go about refurbishing?
*What do you need to know about leasing, completions and managing the aircraft as an asset?
Paul Jebely, Managing Partner, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman Law
Speakers/Panelists to include:
Tom Chatfield, CEO, Camber Aviation Management (Vancouver, Canada)
Alexandra Asche, European Sales Director, Global Jet Capital (Switzerland)
Daniel Hall, Senior Valuation Consultant, ISTAT Certified Appraiser, ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Ascend by Cirium
Gwen Edwards, Partner, CMS UK
Jared Hasty, Director of Sales, Ogara Jets
Session Five: The Future for the Luxury Traveler in Pure Grenada the Spice of the Caribbean 16.00
Destination Presentation by the Grenada Tourism Authority
Ms. Renee Goodwin, Marketing Manager (Ag.)
Ms. Ayanna Sylvester, Marketing Admin. Assistant
Mrs. Nikoyan Roberts, Manager, Nautical Development
Camper & Nicholson Port Louis Superyacht Marina
Mrs. Charlotte Fairhead, Marina Manager
IAM Private Jet Center Grenada
Ms. Gabriela Kozub, FBO Manager
Session Two: The Future for Superyacht Tourism 17.00
Calabash Luxury Boutique Hotel
Session Six: Roundtable Networking 17.00
Join us for a Happy Hour of networking and virtual cocktails. Participants will be able to join a separate zoom meeting with breakout rooms. Each breakout room will be hosted by an industry leader, who will lead a discussion on a specific hot topic, with others available for freestyle, informal discussions.
What role will Business Jets play in achieving sustainable aviation?
Hosted by Gwen Edwards, Partner, CMS UK
What are the latest fiscal amendments with impact in the superyacht chartering season 2021 in the Med?
Hosted by Alex Chumillas, Tax Marine & Aviation Spain SL
Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa
Conference chair / organizer`s remarks
End of Conference
Founder and Director, The V Executive Search Company LimitedMore
Founder and Director, The V Executive Search Company Limited
Stefano Inglese Vafiadis
Yacht Designer, Studio VafiadisMore
Stefano Inglese Vafiadis
Yacht Designer, Studio Vafiadis
Managing Partner, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman LawMore
Managing Partner, Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman Law
I entered in the yacht industry as a child following my father in the shipyards, I was already designing my first boats then. It was a great satisfaction to see one of these sketches hung on the wall by Mariotti in Genoa.
Passion led me to continue what my father had started.
European Sales Director, Global Jet CapitalMore
European Sales Director, Global Jet Capital
Alexandra Asche works as Sales Director for Europe at Global Jet Capital in Zurich/Switzerland. She has more than 10 years’ experience in corporate finance at large European corporate banks and was working e.g. in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK. She spent the longest time of her career in shipping finance after turning to business jet leasing in 2018. Alexandra holds an MBA from University of Bedfordshire, a Bachelor of Science and a Ship Finance Manager from the Frankfurt School of Finance.
CEO, Camber Aviation ManagementMore
CEO, Camber Aviation Management
Thomas Chatfield is a leader in aircraft completions and refurbishment management, and a corporate jet visionary with 35 years of experience in the aviation industry. He founded Camber Aviation Management in 2014, managing corporate aircraft completion and refurbishment projects ranging from Bombardier and Dassault business jets to Airbus and Boeing narrow-and widebody aircraft.
The Camber Team collectively has more than 135 years of aviation experience, with each member having worked with corporate aircraft for a minimum of 15 years.
He has held Part 145 and CAMO Postholder positions; managed operations, maintenance and engineering departments; managed complex completions; performed aircraft acceptances and lease returns; and recovered aircraft from challenging situations.
Tom is a trained avionics technician holding Transport Canada and EASA Aircraft Maintenance Engineer licences, with an MSc in Airline Transport Management from Cranfield University.
He and each member of the Camber Team are aviation professionals who are passionate about corporate jets.
With more than 20-year credit experience, Marie-Laure hold various positions within BNP Paribas both on Wealth Management and on Corporate Banking sides. She has successfully grown the jet financing activity for the bank over the last ten years. She was based successively in Paris, Singapore and Geneva.
BNP Paribas has set up in Switzerland an integrated platform for jets, helicopters and yachts financing where Marie Laure is acting as senior advisor. With a global coverage, the team is dedicated to serving the key clients of Group with a bespoke approach.
Marie-Laure is also an active member of the larger business aviation community, chairing the EBAA-AMAC’s Financers’ subcommittee and is regularly participating as a speaker to business jets and yachts financing conference and other industry events.
BNP Paribas is a global provider of financing solutions to a wide range of clients. The Group has confirmed its leading position in Shipping and Aviation finance with a well recognized expertise and a global footprint.
Senior Valuation Consultant, ISTAT Certified Appraiser, ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Ascend by CiriumMore
Senior Valuation Consultant, ISTAT Certified Appraiser, ASA Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA), Ascend by Cirium
Daniel is certified as both an Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) with the American Society of Appraisers and an Accredited Appraiser with the International Society for Transport Aircraft Trading (ISTAT). Based in Ascend by Cirium’s New York office, he has a comprehensive knowledge of the Commercial and Business Aviation sectors. His involvements include analysis of values, market insight & commentary, business development, and consultancy advisory. Daniel frequently works on Commercial & Business Aircraft Market Values and Appraisals, to both an ISTAT and ASA-compliant standard. Daniel specialises in the Business Aviation sector actively tracking Market Values and financing for over 50 Business Jet type families / 100 variants. His client interaction ranges with those representing banks, financiers, investors, airlines, lessors, and includes industry conference speaking.
Head Aviation & Yacht Finance, Credit SuisseMore
Head Aviation & Yacht Finance, Credit Suisse
Michel Buffat joined Credit Suisse in 2001 after having spent eight years at a blue chip Swiss engineering firm. Michel has held various corporate finance positions before he joined the aircraft and yacht finance team in 2005. There he has been serving the bank’s ultra high net worth clients in various positions, such as sales manager, head of transactions as well as responsible for portfolio and recovery management. Since 2018 Michel is in charge of Credit Suisse’s global aviation and yacht finance business.
Michel is an active member of the wider business aviation community. Until 2018, he was chairing the EBAA AMAC Financier’s Subcommittee. He is regularly participating as speaker in industry events and conferences.
Michel has built up the yacht finance business of Credit Suisse since its relaunch in 2014. He represents the bank in the longstanding partnership with the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco and has brought it to the next level. Together with the club, he is driving common initiatives such as the Explorer Awards and the SEA Index initiative for Superyachts.
Michel holds an MBA from the University of Rochester as well as a masters degree in mechanical engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich.
Founder & CEOMore
Founder & CEO
Quentin Bargate qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and has since spent his entire career in top City of London law firms, including running his own highly regarded firm, Bargate Murray, where he is head of the firm’s Superyacht and Dispute Resolution Groups as well as being the firm’s CEO. Client sources comment on the “huge amount of litigation experience” that Quentin has, adding that he is “very well connected” and “knows his stuff.” A satisfied client appreciates that “he does the work from the beginning to the end, providing a full and complete service,” and the source adds: “His advice is always helpful and he is very practical.” (Source: Chambers HNW Guide 2019)
Quentin says: “In 2004, I fulfilled a lifetime ambition when I set up my own law firm, Quentin Bargate & Co. (renamed Bargate Murray in 2006). We incorporated in 2013. I had been a partner in Simmons & Simmons and Head of its International Trade and Shipping Group and a member of the Litigation Department and Arbitration Groups where I developed specialist skills in superyacht contracts and disputes as well as commercial shipping and trade. Bargate Murray was a new challenge – to take all that knowledge I had gained over 14 years from a big City of London international practice, and offer it to clients who wanted a nimbler, more responsive service from a specialist firm.”
Bargate Murray is highly ranked in the Chambers HNW 2019 Guide for ‘Yachts & Superyachts’, and the Guide recognises Quentin as a Leading Individual for his expertise in this practice.
Quentin is an advocate for alternative dispute resolution (ADR), but he also deals with cases in court when required. He occasionally sits as an arbitrator.
Quentin is a member of the Baltic Exchange, the Maritime Authority of the Cayman Islands yacht committee. He holds a Master’s degree in Marine law, is a member of the LMAA, a Member of the Nautical Institute, a member of the IOD, a member of the Royal Thames Yacht Club, and a Freeman of the City of London.
His other interests include photography (Elsevier has published a technical book on stock photography “Microstock Photography” written by Quentin under his pen name Douglas Freer), music and his family.
Partner, CMS UKMore
Partner, CMS UK
Gwen specialises in debt finance and leasing for both corporate and commercial aircraft. She advises financiers, lessors, airlines and owners across a broad range of cross-border aircraft transactions, including portfolio migrations, aircraft acquisitions and disposals, lease and loan financings, sale and leaseback transactions, export credit and PDP facilities. She also has significant experience of distressed debt, restructuring and aircraft repossessions.
Director, Indirect Tax, KPMG in the Crown DependenciesMore
Director, Indirect Tax, KPMG in the Crown Dependencies
Professional and industry experience
Paul leads our VAT and Customs advisory service lines with a key focus on the yachting and aviation sectors, advising on purchases, disposals, indirect tax compliance, and latterly, Brexit impact on Customs status for yachts and aircraft.
He also advises clients on a range of VAT issues including financial services, e-services and property.
Paul speaks internationally on VAT and Customs matters.
—UK/ IOM VAT
—HND Business Management, UCM
—Advanced Diploma in Customs and Supply Chain Security, HMRC
—Advanced Diploma VAT Assurance, HMRC
Founder & CEO, WinTech Marine IntelligenceMore
Founder & CEO, WinTech Marine Intelligence
Director of Sales, Ogara JetsMore
Director of Sales, Ogara Jets
Marcela de Kern Royer
Principal, ONBOARD Group, Monaco & Genoa Superyacht hubMore
Marcela de Kern Royer
Principal, ONBOARD Group, Monaco & Genoa Superyacht hub
Marcela de Kern Royer, she is a Monaco resident founder and owner of Onboard, a consulting firm based in Monaco specialized in the sales to HNWI and luxury marketing in the yachting industry. Author of the first textbook ever written about The Superyacht Industry, founder of the superyacht industry-forum, a platform to connect all professionals. She is currently developing Genoa Superyacht Hub Moreover, she is a professor at the International University of Monaco and teaching yachting at the Yacht Club de Monaco. Previously she was commercial director for ICON Yachts shipyard in the Netherlands and was also the founder and president of the Young Professionals in Yachting (YPI) Monaco chapter, among many other pursuits. Apart from her professional services, she is also an influential social media figure in yachting. Marcela speaks fluently six languages, Spanish being her mother tongue, English, French, Italian, Portuguese and German. She has a passion for all things yachting and is known worldwide for being a trusted spoke person for the yachting industry.
Associate Director, Bargate MurrayMore
Associate Director, Bargate Murray
Dom is an Associate Director in the Firm’s superyacht group based in London. Dom advises owners and their representatives on all aspects of superyacht ownership and management, including the negotiation of new build and refit contracts, interior design contracts, contracts for the purchase of toys, tenders and lifeboats, sale and purchase agreements and sale and charter agency agreements, as well as matters relating to the employment of crew members and operational staff.
Dom is often called upon to offer real-time support for Captains and yacht managers as matters requiring immediate attention arise onboard.
A life-long sailor himself, Dom has a practical understanding of the reality of life on the water and is able to apply his personal experience as both an owner and a charterer to offer clients practical, pragmatic, and realistic advice.
Dom has been involved in projects ranging from the complex modification and repurposing of older vessels, to the design and construction of some of the largest new-builds in the superyacht fleet.
Having started his career at Clyde & Co, Dom’s prior experience also covers the commercial shipping and commodities sectors, having represented international commodity trading houses, banks and corporates – experience which Dom is able to draw upon in his superyacht practice.
With an undergraduate degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology, Dom has a keen interest in the preservation of marine ecosystems and sustainable use of the World’s waters for recreational purposes. This passion also spills into day-to-day life at Bargate Murray where Dom has championed a number of “green” initiatives to help reduce the Firm’s impact on the environment.
When he is not in the office, Dom can often be found sailing on the south coast of England or enjoying the warmer climes of the Mediterranean and Caribbean seas.
Partner, B Capital PartnersMore
Partner, B Capital Partners
Bob has been responsible for sourcing and arranging finance for buyers & owners of Business Jets and Yachts since 2013 with B Capital based in London. Dealing with owners from all corners of the globe and concluding transactions with a wide range of banks and funders internationally having gained considerable experience and expertise across a broad range of jurisdictions.
B Capital is also a multi-family office & investment management business based in Geneva & Malta.
Prior to this Bob established the team financing aircraft and yachts within Barclays in 2003 and was heavily involved in transactions covering the UK, EMEA & Asia markets, working in the Corporate Bank and Barclays Wealth (Private Bank) to deliver solutions.
Previously always involved in financing assets; leading complex transactions working with Barclays Capital clients and providing debt, tax based leasing and Operating Lease solutions with an International Joint Venture partner.
Previously headed the asset finance business in central London financing major expenditure for a wide range of UK based companies and Partnerships.
Partner, Jaffa & CoMore
Partner, Jaffa & Co
Marketing Manager, Grenada Tourism AuthorityMore
Marketing Manager, Grenada Tourism Authority
Marketing Admin Assistant, Grenada Tourism AuthorityMore
Marketing Admin Assistant, Grenada Tourism Authority
Manager, Nautical Development, Grenada Tourism AuthorityMore
Manager, Nautical Development, Grenada Tourism Authority
Marina Manager, Camper & Nicholson Port Louis Superyacht MarinaMore
Marina Manager, Camper & Nicholson Port Louis Superyacht Marina
FBO Manager, IAM Private Jet Center GrenadaMore
FBO Manager, IAM Private Jet Center Grenada
Roger is Group Managing Director of e3 Systems, S.L. He has started a number of successful technology businesses from the ground up ranging from a UK based software house to a global maritime communications group of companies. He has a strong focus on innovation, having been the first to introduce a number of new products and services into his markets. Some notable innovations in yachting include the first VSAT service, the first Med wide GSM service and latterly the first roaming free 3G/4G service, the first tender tracking system, the first Kymeta flat panel VSAT solution, the first Inmarsat Fleet Xpress system with a number of new introductions in the offing. He is also a developer of vibrant, recognised brands and is assisted by a motivated, loyal and passionate team who combine their expertise and support to deliver all these quality products and services.