While many superyacht conferences are b-to-b, the annual Superyacht Finance Forum is as much b-to-c as it is b-to-b. It attracts family-office representatives, private-wealth advisors, and others within owners’ inner circle. Financiers, brokers, shipyard representatives, and more attend, too. Equally important, it’s the longest-running conference of its kind, entering its 14th year in Monaco this coming September.
Specifically, the Superyacht Finance Forum takes place on Tuesday, September 27, the day prior to the Monaco Yacht Show start. Although the presentations and panels are still in the works, typically, delegates get updates on regular topics plus insight into new ones. A staple at the annual conference, for instance, is VAT charter regulation in Europe. So, too, is the impact of new wealth in the yacht-buying and yacht-charter marketplaces, and the forecast for generational wealth transfer in the coming years.
Changes in consumer behavior should set the framework for further discussions, too. At the first Marine Money Superyacht Finance Forum in Palm Beach in March, for example, panelists discussed managing expectations of first-time superyacht buyers. They especially have a different view of how quickly deals can and should close compared to prior generations of buyers. Yet another consumer-behavior change involves the usage of cryptocurrency for purchases. Recently, extreme volatility has impacted crypto, so it’s sure to be a discussion among delegates.
This year’s Forum takes place at Le Meridien Beach Plaza hotel in Monte-Carlo. Registration is currently open. Program details will be on the website soon.
Marine Money’s Superyacht Finance Forum marinemoney.com
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