International Alliance for Superyacht Seminar

Monday, July 8, 2013, 14:20

‘Malta, A Better Destination For Superyachts!’, the Seminar related to superyachts in general and the local yachting industry in particular will once again have the endorsement and cooperation of the International Superyacht Society, whose involvement will not only be that of providing speakers of standing but will be giving the local activity a more global exposure through their esteemed marketing network. Transport Malta are again supporting and collaborating in the Seminar’s organization structure.

The International Superyacht Society, based in Florida USA, is recognised as the sole organization serving and representing the large yacht industry worldwide. Society members are individuals and companies who have been recognized for their leadership and dedication in raising the standards of design construction,maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts.

‘Malta, A Better Destination For Superyachts!’, to be held at the Grand Hotel Excelsior on Wednesday 11th  September, is being organised by Wilfred Sultana & Associates publishers of ‘Yachting in Malta’, the Directory to Malta’s yachting services and facilities since 1976. This will be the third such Seminar organised on biennial basis since 2009.

The September Seminar will be given further international standing with the participation for the first time of the authoritative Professional Yachting Association (PYA) and the Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association (MYBA). The PYA is the global Professional Body for Yacht Crew having an established international regional network with representatives in Australia, Gibraltar, Greece,Italy, Malta, Montenegro, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Caribbean, Turkey,United Kingdom and the United States.

MYBA – The Worldwide Yachting Association is an internationally renowned professional organisation, founded in 1984, whose members are involved at all levels within the Superyacht Industry. Members of MYBA are widely represented in all fields of brokerage, charter, technical management and construction of large yachts with branch offices in France, Monaco, Spain, Italy, Great Britain, Germany, Switzerland, Hong Kong, and the US.

Dr. Chris Cardona, Minister for the Economy, Investment and Small Business,responsible for maritime affairs in general will be the main speaker in the Seminar and will be presenting the winding-up comments.

The names of the local and foreign speakers to make the podium are to be announced shortly. A new concept in this year’s Seminar will be a 30-minute open discussion by a panel of three experts who will have the opportunity to expose their arguments immediately following a number of presentations by guest speakers.

The main sponsors of this third Yachting in Malta Seminar are Kirton & Co Ltd,Medcomms Ltd, Melita Marine Group, Palumbo Malta Superyachts, S&D Yachts Ltd,the International Yachting Management Ltd and the Grand Hotel Excelsior.

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