YACHTING FORUM 2022
21.04.2022 - MONACO YACHT CLUB
Welcome to the new era of Experience Economy.
Together we Change the Perception of Yachting.
YACHTING IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A YACHT
THE FIRST EXPERIENTIAL YACHTING FORUM WAS HELD IN MONACO (and Worldwide) ON APRIL 21, 2022
ON-SITE (Physically) at the YACHT CLUB OF MONACO
ONLINE (Remotely) - WORLDWIDE
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Experiential Yachting is a new niche in yachting, where human potential rises to a higher level through the purposeful use of Superyachts.
For living or long-term stay,
work or retirement,
experiential schooling or holistic retreats,
scientific researches or rehabilitation,
social needs or exclusive commerces for luxury brands -
by Changing the Function of a Yacht
we are opening a new chapter in the industry and a new world far away from the shore.
About the Forum
EXPERIENTIAL YACHTING FORUM
The first international forum to discuss the alternative use of Superyachts and discovering unique yachting experiences, that bring additional value and purpose to the use of a vessel for yacht owners, charterers and crew.
This event is a great opportunity for Yachting Professionals, Experience Providers, Owners, Owner Representatives and Captains to evaluate yachting from a different angle.
Together we aim to change the perception of Yachting, uplifting it with deep purposes and non-ordinary experiences, making a difference to the world and to people’s lives, as well as connecting Yachting to various sectors, such as Ocean and Human Health, Marine Science, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Metaverse, AI & VR Technology and so on.
Holistic Yachting. Yacht, Sea & Human Health
Experiential Yacht Design
Yacht Building by Purpose
Immersive VR & Yachting
Yachting & Metaverse. NFT Yacht Brokerage
The Future of Co-ownership & Group Yacht Ownership
Yachting Experience Ownership
Yacht Repurposing & Conversion. The Future of Super Yachts
Environmental challenges & Yachting
The Future of Exploration & Expedition Yachting
New Value of 'Classic' Yachting Destinations
For this first edition, we welcomed a record-breaking number of 100 physically present attendees to our sold-out forum at the Yacht Club de Monaco and 250 attendees online from all four corners of the world including Martinique, USA, Europe, UAE and as far as Australia.
The forum hosted over 16 break-out sessions with Experience Economy experts and welcomed 23 speakers and panelists including our fantastic moderators.
THEY TALK ABOUT EXPERIENTIAL YACHTING FORUM
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Testimonials from our visionary attendees
"THANK YOU EXPERIENTIAL YACHTING FOR INSPIRING SET OF DISCUSSIONS TODAY"
SYLVIA KATSAMAKI, EDMISTON
"FIRST EXPERIENTIAL YACHTING FORUM CHALLENGES SUPERYACHT NORMS"
"GREAT EVENT, WELL ORGANISED VERY INSIGHTFUL! LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT ONE."
OLLIE PRYCE, Y.CO
"GREAT ORGANIZATION, FANTASTIC SHORT TALKS, RELEVANT TOPICS!
JULIA RIEDMEIER, CODE LUXE
"INTERESTING DISCUSSION SUBJECT MATTERS. FEEL THE NFT DISCUSSIONS NEEDS FURTHER DISCUSSIONS AS A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY IN THE INDUSTRY AND LACK OF UNDERSTANDING AS TO HOW THIS WILL EFFECT THE INDUSTRY."
ED CHERRETT, DIVERGENT YACHTING
"GOOD COMBINATION OF CONTENTS AND WELL PICKED SPEAKERS. AM PART MORE DYNAMIC AND MORE ORIENTATED TO FUTURE PROOFING IDEAS AND PROJECTS. PM PART A LITTLE SLOWER WITH MORE COMMON SUBJECTS. WOULD INVITE TO HAVE A HIGHER INVOLVEMENT WITH THE AUDIENCE."
ELEONORA PITASSO, BURGESS
"LIKE THE ECLETTICO CROWD. GOOD PACE OF TALKS."
TIM EVERS, YPY
"AN INTERESTING DAY THAT BROACHED A WIDE RANGE OF NEW TOPICS WHICH CERTAINLY EXPANDED PEOPLE'S UNDERSTANDING OF YACHTING AND THE MYRIAD EXPERIENCES IT CAN DELIVER."
PATRICK COOTE , EXPLORER YACHTS
"I LOVE IT. I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD MIX OF SPEAKERS FROM DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE INDUSTRY!"
CLAIRE HAGEN, FRASER YACHTS
IT WAS REFRESHING TO BE PART OF AN EVENT THAT PUT EXPERIENCE AT THE FRONT AND CENTRE OF THE DISCUSSION. THE VARIED LINE-UP OF SPEAKERS -INCLUDING MANY NEW FACES WHO GAVE INSIGHT INTO THE POSSIBILITIES FOR OUR INDUSTRY’S EVOLUTION - WAS DYNAMIC AND THOUGHT PROVOKING. IT WAS ALSO POSITIVE TO EXPLORE THE WAYS THAT YACHTS CAN PROVIDE A MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION TO THE WIDER WORLD, BEYOND THOSE CRUISING ONBOARD. AN INSPIRING DAY!
PARIS BALOUMIS, OCEANCO
"EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE! GREAT NEW IDEA TO TARGET THE NEW YACHT USERS' GENERATION. DEFINITELY MAKES YOU REFLECT ON THE WIDE RANGE OF POSSIBILITIES ONE CAN HAVE WITH A YACHT."
MURIEL PENOTY, RELEVANCE
"THE CONFERENCE BEGAN AT 4:30 AM MY TIME, BUT IT DID NOT TAKE ME LONG TO BE FULLY WIDE AWAKE AND ENGAGED. THE CONTENT OF THE PANEL DISCUSSIONS WAS REFRESHINGLY ORIGINAL. I THINK BOTH PETER AND MARTIN DID A NICE JOB AS MODERATORS KEEPING THE PROGRAM MOVING. I WISH I HAD BEEN THERE IN PERSON."
JILL BOBROW, JILL BOBROW ASSOCIATES LLC
AND YACHTS INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE
IT WAS BY FAR ONE OF THE MOST INTERESTING EVENT I HAD IN THE YACHTING INDUSTRY, BRINGING SO MANY IDEAS AND INNOVATION, AND REALLY TALK ABOUT THE FUTURE.
MARINA JARNIAT, YACHT SOLUTIONS
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They have shared what has never been shared before
Andrew Grant Super
Berkeley Rand / Deer Hague
Berkeley Rand are a leading edge design & engineering house, based in Mayfair, London. We apply the latest Experiential Engineering technologies and creative ideation for our select Superyacht owners and charterers, developing unique and magical experiential adventures for all guests, from the gastronomic theatrical in pop up desert island restaurants, to marine mammalogy exploration, tracking and AI communications, from recreating famous historic battles for our guests spanning for miles across oceanic waters to executing some of the worlds largest fashion shows ever to take place on water.
Deer Hague is a next generation Art and Design house, creating a hybrid of Digital and real assets for their client partners. Their focus is to extend the asset value and liquidity of existing assets in the form of novel co-creations, marketing, launching and managing Non Fungible token backed assets in global NFT marketplaces.
Learn more about Berkeley Rand
Chairman of YPO. Yacht owner
Anastasios Economou has been active in yachting in the role of yacht owner for the past 26 years. Engaged in multiple refits and charter operations. He is the Founder and Managing Director of iGroup and currently the YPO Global Chairman 2020-2022. YPO - Young President's Organisation - is the global leadership community of extraordinary chief executives.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum, together with other yacht owners, he will share his visions on the yachting needs and expectations of the next generation of yacht owners.
Investor. Yacht owner
Raffaele, leveraging his three decades experience in finance, has been scouring the market for investment opportunities driven by unique market circumstances, based on a deep understanding of their processes, positioning and dynamics.
His activity started at Goldman Sachs and then GLG Partners, where he was one of the Founding Members and Partner, acquired in 2010 by Man Group. Subsequently, in 2012 he founded the alternative investment manager Tyndaris, which was sold in late 2019 to Tyrus Capital.
Lastly, Raffaele has diversified his investments in a portfolio of complementary ventures, spanning from fintech to lifestyle publishing and alternative foods, consolidating his interest in dedicating more time on ad-hoc & special situation opportunities.
His passion for yachting culminated in the design and built of M/Y Sea Force One, which in over a decade, has shown how an entrepreneurial approach to yachting and a forward looking vision managed to deliver a one-of-a-kind vessel, widely recognised in the global yachting community. In addition, he as been a member judge of the SuperYachts Award, as testament of his passion & knowledge for the yachting industry
At the Experiential Yachting Forum, together with other yacht owners, he will share his visions on the yachting needs and expectations of the next generation of yacht owners.
Founder of SeaNet. Yacht Owner.
SeaNet Europe Founder Matty Zadnikar is besides his personal experience in owning and managing boats and yachts also a very passionate navigator and captain with a Master 500 GT license. He currently co-owns a Benetti Delfino 95’ and a Benetti Mediterraneo 116’. In 2016, after having sold his industrial businesses and enjoyed a sabbatical year, the opportunity to create a company that furthered his love for yachts was one not to be missed.SeaNet specializes in Custom Yacht Ownership: offering first time buyers and experienced owners a variation of ownership models complemented with full crew & yacht management.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum Mr. Zadnikar will speak about about the Co-Ownership of new and pre-owned Superyachts, as well as answering some tricky questions about the Co-Ownership concept, expectations of new gen yacht owners, the prospects of ordering newly built megayachts not as the sole owner of the yacht, but in a group of like-minded individuals.
Learn more about SeaNet
CCO of Monaco Marine Group
Tanguy Ducros is the son of the entrepreneur and Monaco Marine founder Michel Ducros. Tanguy has been successively Manager of the Monaco Marine Private Marina in Monaco and the shipyards in Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Beaulieu-sur-mer. Few years ago, he took over leadership of the commercial and projects activity of the Group.
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Pierre Robert de Latour
Pierre Robert de Latour, author of the French bestseller « Orcas brothers » ("Frère des orques") and TEDx speaker, is a published Orca Expert who has been studying the exploratory behaviour of orcas for 23 years. With more than 6000 free dives at the closest of orcas, whales and dolphins, the life of these giants has no secret for him. This experience convinced Pierre that the cetaceans are a brilliant oceanic civilisation which have an unsuspected knowledge : they are capable of healing thanks to their songs. The cetosonotherapy is part of alternative medicines and a holistic method of care that uses the therapeutic virtues of sounds produced by cetaceans.
Now available on superyachts!
Co-Founder of Explorer Yachts
Explorer Yachts is The World's Leading International Community dedicated to Expedition Yachting, but not only.
At the Experiential Yachting forum, Patrick together with Jukka Kaukonen, co-founder of Explorer Yachts, will speak about new Challenges of explorer yachts and reveal further visions and concepts related to the world of Explorer Yachts.
Learn more at Explorer Yachts
Sophia Wilson is Acting Deputy Editor of BOAT International, the world’s leading superyacht magazine. Overseeing the On Board, Owners’ Club and Voyage sections of the magazine she is also a regular co-host of the BOAT Briefing podcast.
BOAT International Media aims to connect, inform and entertain those with a shared interest and passion for superyachts and luxury lifestyle. An element of this is its Owner’s Club, which brings together nearly 300 members from more than 20 nationalities at dedicated events worldwide.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum for the first time she will introduce Top 5 Most Incredible Yachting Experiences and answer questions about the future of experiential yacht life.
Immersive is a multidisciplinary creative studio that has been working at the forefront of innovative experiential design for almost two decades.
Having designed some of the world’s most impactful and mesmerising multidimensional live experiences in public, private and commercial spaces, the studio has established a reputation for developing the use of new technologies to expand the art of immersive storytelling.
Working collaboratively with some of the best global talent in conceptual design, visual art, animation, creative technology and innovative spatial storytelling, Immersive is changing the way art and technology are experienced.
Learn more about Immersive
Paris Baloumis is Group Marketing Director of Oceanco. Having worked across Oceanco’s Netherlands and Monaco bases for over a decade, Paris has a profound understanding of its DNA, and is a regular spokesperson for the company. An advisor to the Oceanco Board, he plays a role in driving the company’s ethos as a pioneer in yachting. Understanding the importance of collaboration, Paris is passionate about partnering with leading minds across a wide range of sectors, to continue the positive evolution of the industry.
Founder of Cookson Adventures
Since achieving a world record for kite-skiing to the Antarctic Pole of Inaccessibility in 2004, Henry has continued to set new benchmarks in the world of ultra-luxury travel. His company, Cookson Adventures, crafts adventures worthy of class-leading yachts in some of the least charted waters on the planet, including Antarctica, Cocos Island, Micronesia and Svalbard. Designed for both owners and charterers, his world-first yacht expeditions have helped scientists identify a new type of killer whale, organised the first private submersible dive in Antarctica and launched multi-yacht conservation projects in the Galápagos Islands.
At the Experiential Yacht Forum, Henry will be joining the discussion to share his thoughts on ‘Exploring the World by Yacht: New Challenges".
Maria Alekseenko Magan
Founder of Experiential Yachting
Maria is Monaco based entrepreneur in the yachting sector, charter broker and the founder of Experiential Yachting. Throughout her 12 years in the industry Maria has acquired an important circle of HNWI and realised fruitful collaborations with renowned brokerage houses and shipyards, bringing out-of-the-box approaches based on fundamental values of the industry.
A passionate adventurer, she knows yachting from both sides: as her work and also as a Charterer and yacht owner's family member. She used to be one of the first in the industry, who has organized unique yacht charters in such destinations as Northern Norway, Madeira, Alaska, Antarctica and even Tanzania.
Two years ago, when a close person to her was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease, Maria started to explore how a yacht can be used as a place to conduct various therapies.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum, she will talk about Yachting Therapy ( Experiential Therapy on a Yacht) - a unique program on a yacht, that combines philosophical approach with natural power of the sea and waves, aiming to remediate a health problem and improve the quality of life for those living with certain serious diseases.
Prof. Philip B Schoettle, MD, PhD
Medical Director Knee and Health Institute Munich & NADclinic Global Group
Prof. Dr. med. Schoettle is an internationally recognized orthopaedic surgeon, life science pioneer and stem cell specialist. He is a Medical Director Knee and Health Institute Munich & NADclinic Global Group, whereas patients are provided with a scientific approach for an individualized longevity medicine and infusions. At Experiential Yachting, he talks about how the medical sector can into superyachts for the health benefits of guests and crew members.
Founder of Felix BNI, Peter is a former Executive Vice President and Worldwide Director of Client Services at global advertising agency McCann Erickson Worldwide and Head of Global Clients at TBWA\Worldwide.
He has managed and grown leading ad agencies in South Africa, Hong Kong, Greece, Mexico and the United States.
Felix BNI clients have included Audi, Heineken Breweries, Coca-Cola, the International Olympic Committee, Affidea Medical Group, Seychelles Tourism, and recently Oceanco.
Peter is a Co-Moderator of Experiential Yachting Forum 2022.
The Superyacht Group
Martin is Business Journalist, UHNW Commentator, Superyacht Industry Analyst and Chairman of The Superyacht Group. Established in 1992, The Superyacht Group is widely recognised as the global leader in delivering business-critical information, journalism and event programming for the superyacht market.
With the objective of “Building a Better Superyacht Market” Martin is Co-Moderating Experiential Yachting Forum 2022.
Sarah Colbon & Marie Soliman
Njord by Bergman Design House
Njord by Bergman Design House philosophy is to create environments for their clients that are shaped by the future, rooted in today’s reality, therefore making it relevant tomorrow.Their approach is forward-thinking, unique and different. They have disrupted with respect the old rule book of how things were done in yachting and applied their years of experience and ethos as a company to collaborate and make design an experience again. They did conversion alternate-universe interior for 56m Benetti M/Y Galaxy. The main salon of the yacht became a fantasyland, inspired by Burning Man. It can be functional as a nightclub, art gallery and social hall. Their another recent work is conversion of supply ship Cassius.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum they will speak about converting yachts by purpose of use and wide range of experiences. Superyacht Community Work-spaces, Superyacht Retirement Homes, Superyacht Showrooms? Yes, this is yachting of nearby future. Don't miss out to be part of it.
Yachting Fishing Specialist
The highly innovative and unique concept of creating an unforgettable fishing adventure in respect to all concerns related to sustainability, marine protection and overfishing.
Monaco-based company Yachting Fishing Specialist is all about love of sports, fishing and yachting. In 2016, a team of highly passionate fishermen decided to create a company that pays attention to detail and puts the client's needs as a top priority. YFS helps to choose between several luxurious fishing adventures around the World or getting a full fishing support for a yacht trip around Monaco, South of France, Italy, Corsica, Sardinia.
Learn more about YFS
Bozca Design Ltd.
Bozca Design Ltd. is an award winning transportation design company. Established in 2013, the studio is focussed towards creating new trends in Architecture, Yacht, Aviation and Automotive Design. The vision is to create solutions through design by considering human factors, technology and aesthetics. Philosophy of Bozca is determined on not only creating for tomorrow, but also for the day after. Their recent work is 146m semi-submersible conversion yacht OK - a floating island concept with tennis court and other unusual features for visionary owner.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum Timur will join the panel "Superyachts: rethinking by Purpose" and share interesting inspiring visions.
Manila Di Giovanni
Founder & CEO of DWorld
Manila is the youngest technopreneur in the Principality of Monaco featured in the list "Forbes 30 Under 30".
DWorld is the first VR platform for real, interconnected virtual experiences from the Principality of Monaco within the Metaverse. Together with the Smart City department of the Principality, DWorld has already created the first virtual twin of Monaco that users can experience exclusively within the platform.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum, Manila will explain how the platform of the virtual twin of Monaco within the Metaverse can be used as a radical new marketing and sales channel for the Yachting Industry. She will share insights on: how to further connect existing and potential clients with yachting companies, also to boost revenues; how to enable people to buy a real world yacht, NFT, or both together in virtual Monaco; and how to even charter a virtual yacht in the Metaverse.
"These virtual reality spaces could become the latest way to discover Monaco, and people all over the world could use them to view many of the Principality's digital projects." (Cyrille-Rainier Boisson, Head of the digital twin project led by the Smart City team)
Discover more at DWorld VR
Founder of Luxury Treasure Hunts
Charlie Moretti has been in the movie industry for over two decades. He has spent his time living between Asia and Europe, working for big names (Universal, Disney, National Geographic, etc) with big names (Clive Owen, Guy Richie, Yves Saint Laurent, Gong Li) to name a few.
Passionate about adventure, he took his Hollywood partners to create Luxury Treasure Hunts and deliver experiences only available on the big screen until now.
The company has been invited on some of the most famous yachts in the world and is now operating a number of sites throughout the Mediterranean. Luxury Treasure Hunts -is the Charter Entertainment that blends Hollywood know-how with the rigours of luxury charters and brings families together.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum, Luxury Treasure Hunts will create ultimate experience for onsite audience during the Brain Brakes and Sea-themed experiential Lunch.
Robert van Tol
Water Revolution Foundation
Robert’s passion is uniting people and organisations to achieve things that are beyond the scope of the individual. He is co-founder and executive director of Water Revolution Foundation.
Robert manages the foundation’s daily operations, and primarily the completion of the assessment tools that are currently being developed, partnerships the foundation engages in and the various joint projects with industry players to drive sustainability forward. Robert is also convenor of the Working Group 6 Sustainability & Environment under ISO TC8/SC12 for Large Yachts to develop new industry standards.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum, Robert will cover the topic "Environmental Projects & Yachting" .
Co-founder Cantiere delle Marche
A keen sailor for all of his life, Vasco Buonpensiere has always been yachting fan who left his career as a
lawyer to follow his passion.
In 2010 (the worst year ever for the yachting industry) he co-founded Cantiere delle Marche where he is Member of the Board as Sales and Marketing Director. In 5 years, CdM was already become absolute market leader, having sold an average of one boat ever 3 months and representing 60% of its relevant niche. Today, after 11 years from inception, CdM still maintains absolute leadership in its segment.
Vasco has also been member of the board at the International Superyacht Society and has been key speaker in many of conferences around the world.
At the Experiential Yachting Forum, Vasco will join the panel "The Builder's Expectation: Yachting with Purpose" and share his visions on how yachting will develop in the next decades by changing the function of a yacht.
YACHTING IS MUCH MORE THAN JUST A YACHT
09:00 – 10:00 Registration / Morning Coffee / Treasure Hunts Experience
10:00 – 10:30 Welcome Speech from Organisers / Immersion into the Forum
10:30 – 11:15 Presentations / Panels - Session 1 – Experiential Yachting
· Top 5 Most Incredible Yachting Experiences by Boat International (10:30 – 10:45)
· Experiential Engineering & Yachting (10:45 – 11:00)
· Immersive Digital Art Experiences & Yachting (11:00 – 11:15)
Brain Break by Luxury Treasure Hunts
· Yacht Owner’s Expectation: Yachting of 21st (11:45 – 12:15 )
· Yacht Builders Expectation: Yacht Building by Purpose (12:15 – 12:45 )
12:45 – 13:30 Sea-Themed Experiential Lunch, inspired by Seaspiracy and My Octopus Teacher movies.
13:30 – 14.15 Presentations - Session 2 – Yachting & Health. Experiential Therapy.
· Cetosonotherapy onboard. Orcas sound therapy ( 13:30 – 14:00 )
· Yachting & Health. Open Discussion with Prof. Philip B Schoettle, MD, PhD (14:00 – 14:15)
· Experiential Therapy on Yachts. Yachting Therapy (14.15 – 14:30)
14:45 – 15: Panel & Presentation - Session 3 – Experiential Ownership
· Metaverse. NFT & Yachting ( 14:45– 15.15 )
· Custom Yacht Ownership & Group Yacht Ownership (15:15– 15:30)
15:30 – 16:30 Presentations / Panels – Session 4 – Exploring & Discovering New Challenges
· Exploring the World by Yacht (15:30 – 15:45)
· Fishing Adventures & Sustainability (15:45 – 16:15)
· Environmental Projects & Yachting (16:15 – 16:30)
16.45 – 17:15 Panel - Session 5 – Superyachts: Rethinking the Purpose
· Superyacht Medical Centres, Superyacht Community Work-spaces, Superyacht Retirement Homes, Superyacht Showrooms and much more.
17:15 – 17:30 Audience Voice. Pre-recorded video inputs from top brokers, captains, owners, charterers. Possibility for the Audience to come on stage and share inputs. (on-site only)
· What is the most incredible experience you had on a yacht or ever deliver to the clients?
17:30 Special prize from the owner of M/Y Stardust of Mary - 2 nights aboard discovering Atlantic Ocean adventures in Portugal.
18.00 Closing Speech from Organisers