SEA TOURISM SUMMIT
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  Friday, January 17th 2020 
09:00 Registration and refreshments
09:30
Welcome remarks by the Economist chairman 
John Andrews, consultant editor, The Economist
09:50
CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN EUROPE:
HOW WILL THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS LANDSCAPE BE AFFECTED?

Opening keynote address:
Sigmar Gabriel, former vice-chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany
10:10
Discussion
10:30
THE NAUTICAL TOURISM INDUSTRY:
CONTRIBUTING TO AN EXTROVERT AND INNOVATIVE ECONOMY

Haris Theoharis, minister of tourism, Greece (acceptance in principle)
11:10
Discussion
11:30
Break
12:00
THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY IN TOURISM AND RECREATION
▪ In pursuit of new models to reduce the industry’s ecological print
▪ Environmental and sustainable challenges in yacht manufacturing

Maria Damanaki, global managing director for oceans, The Nature Conservancy
Vienna Eleuteri, founding member, initiator & vice-chair, Water Revolution Foundation
12:30
Discussion
12:50
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

Jean-Pierre Goudant, president, European Boating Industry
Andrea Razeto
, president, ICOMIA
Robert Marx, president, BVWW

▪ Sailing & yachting : The cultural, practical and economical impact on people’s lives
John Kalogerakis, CEO of JMK Antrhopocentric Corporate Training and people development
13:30
Discussion
14:00
Networking luncheon
15:30
SHIPBUILDING AND YACHTING: WHAT LIES AHEAD?
▪ Combining new activities – Introducing alternative ownership and charter models
▪ Getting the new generation involved
▪ On-board v. shore: in search of better connecting channels

Paolo Vitelli, president, Azimut Benetti Group
Antony Sheriff, executive chairman, Princess Yachts
Massimo Perotti, chairman and CEO, Sanlorenzo

Moderator:
Martin Redmayne, chairman & editor in chief, The Superyacht group
16:15
Discussion
16:40
LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE OF TOURISM INDUSTRY
▪ 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
▪ The business viewpoint: what steps need to be taken for a prosperous future?
17:10
Discussion
17:30
End of conference sessions
19:00
Cocktail reception
20:00
Closing gala dinner

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



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