SuperyachtNews.com – Business – Full list of Superyacht Forum workshops announced!
This year’s TSF workshops aim to create an action plan and spark debates that are more conducive to change…
This year, The superyacht forum, which runs from November 14-16, is about addressing the challenges we face as an industry and whether or not we will evolve our practices or repeat the same patterns. With a return to our structured, closed workshop rooms, we have crafted a list of 18 relevant topics and workshop ideas that will serve as a catalyst for new conversations and tangible change.
These workshops are not for traditionalists, progressives, or industry backbenchers. It’s a place where visionaries and decision-makers come together to determine what this industry needs to improve. This is of course not a simple task, and while we encourage accountability and conviction, we cannot guarantee that conclusions or solutions will be reached in the space of an hour-long workshop.
For this reason, we have ensured that a member of the Superyacht Group team will be present in each workshop to read the room and record the best bits. These recordings will form the basis for further debate on the issues at hand, and we will ensure that the conversation continues throughout the year via our digital platforms and dynamic events program.
We have devoted a large part of First day program to address sustainability issues. There is still a lot of greenwashing going on and given some of the promises and commitments that have been made over the last 12 months, we thought it would be important to revisit these claims and figure out how we can move the conversation forward. .
1. The impact of ceramic coatings
2. Understand the YETI Water Revolution
3. Reduce weight to reduce energy
4. Why methanol?
5. The future of human resources and the management of mental health problems
6. Build superyachts with a purpose
The second day we will focus on ownership, security and accreditation. It will be a day that will include uncomfortable questions. What training and qualifications should an Owner’s Representative have? Certainly, there should be at least a minimum standard. How come we’ve had so many fires this year? Lithium-ion batteries can indeed have problems when charging, but maybe we’re missing the whole story. What are the logistical implications that need to be considered if we really want to move forward with fuel cell technology? One would think that the most significant impact would involve refitting the existing fleet of superyachts.
1. Measure customer comfort
2. Communication – One Web vs. Starlink
3. Build a fuel cell strategy
4. Red Ensign Code Updates – Ask REG?
5. Lithium Battery Fire Management / Sub 500GT Fire Rules
6. Train the next generation of owner representatives
The last day of TSF, we need to focus on the human element of yachting. The superyacht industry is about who you know, not what you know, and there’s no denying that this is a major flaw. The candidate pool that the superyacht industry normally recruits from is incredibly shallow, it’s not even enough to say that most people who get jobs are white and middle class. More often than not, they’re white, middle class, probably grew up somewhere along the coast, and probably already have a family member or friend working in the industry. The industry cannot say, hand on heart, that it hires the best people for the job, and with the best interest of the customer in mind. Amidst all the debate about ships, sustainability and technology, let’s also make sure to talk about the most vital element – the human element.
1. Reclamation and Painting Risk Management
2. Develop quality against equality
3. Use of VR simulators for onboard training
4. The Reality of Cyber Risks & Threats
5. Clean Superyachts – Post-COVID Strategies
6. Create a better superyacht image
The program overview is now online and can be viewed here. There’s a dynamic group of industry leaders and outside thought leaders from the automotive and tech, sustainability and Silicon Valley sectors to come, with more announcements in the coming days. .
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