SEA TOURISM SUMMIT
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  Friday, January 17th 2020 
08:30 Registration and refreshments
09:00
THE ECONOMIST’S OUTLOOK: THE WORLD IN 2020

John Andrews
, consultant editor, The Economist
09:30
Official opening:
CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN EUROPE:
HOW WILL THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS LANDSCAPE BE AFFECTED?

Sigmar Gabriel, former vice-chancellor and minister of foreign affairs, Federal Republic of Germany
09:45
Discussion
10:00
THE NAUTICAL TOURISM INDUSTRY:
CONTRIBUTING TO AN EXTROVERT AND INNOVATIVE ECONOMY

Damir Davidović, secretary of state, Montenegro
Bujar Nishani, former president of Albania
10:30
Discussion
10:50
Break
11:20
AN UPDATE ON THE RECREATIONAL BOATING INDUSTRY
A review on the industry’s course
Planning for the year ahead

Jean-Pierre Goudant
, president, European Boating Industry
11:30
HOW IS THE NAUTICAL TOURISM SECTOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE ECONOMY?
Are yachts more than toys for the elite?
Attracting investment in the marine and yachting industry
Securing stability and expendability
Taxation challenges to be overcome
What are the economic benefits for the society

Andrea Razeto, president, ICOMIA
Robert Marx, president, BVWW
Nic Arnold, director, United Kingdom, PwC
11:50
Discussion
12:10
SHIPBUILDING AND YACHTING: WHAT LIES AHEAD?
Combining new activities – Introducing alternative ownership and charter models
Getting the new generation involved
On-board vs shore: in search of better connecting channels

Yves Lyon-Caen, president, French Leisure Marine Industry Federation (Fédération des Industries Nautiques)
Massimo Perotti, chairman and CEO, Sanlorenzo
Antony Sheriff, executive chairman, Princess Yachts
Paolo Vitelli, president, Azimut Benetti Group

Moderator:
Martin Redmayne, chairman & editor in chief, The Superyacht group
12:40
Discussion
13:15
SAILING & YACHTING : THE CULTURAL, PRACTICAL AND ECONOMICAL IMPACT ON PEOPLE’S LIVES

John Kalogerakis
, CEO, JMK Antrhopocentric Corporate Training and people development
13:25
Discussion
13:30
Networking luncheon 
15:00
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY:
WHAT STEPS NEED TO BE TAKEN FOR A PROSPEROUS FUTURE?
Moving towards development and growth: major waterfront projects
Financing marina projects: Finding new tools
Diversifying services in the sector
Wealth management and distribution: in conversation with local authorities

Robert Andrzejczyk, president, Polish Tourism Organisation and vice-president, European Travel Commission
Kostas Axarloglou, dean and professor of international business and strategy, Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece
Roberto Perocchio, member, PIANC RecCom

Moderator:
George Tziallas, expert, World Tourism Organisation, former secretary general at Ministry of Tourism, Greece
15:20
Discussion
15:45
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE OF THE TOURISM INDUSTRY:
THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN TOURISM AND RECREATION
Building the strategy for a sustainable industry
In pursuit of new models to reduce the industry’s ecological print
Environmental and sustainable challenges in yacht manufacturing
Securing a sustainable future through R&D

Angelo Riccaboni, chair, Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Mediterranean, chair, PRIMA– Partnership on Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
Vienna Eleuteri, founding member, initiator & vice-chair, Water Revolution Foundation
Olly Hicks, executive director, Arksen Foundation
16:05
Discussion
16:30
End of conference sessions

CLOSING GALA DINNER
17:00
Cocktail reception
19:00
Closing Gala Dinner 

Guest of honour and keynote speaker:
Matteo Renzi, former prime minister of Italy



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