New Build, Refit and Regulatory Updates with Panel Discussions and Presentations
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    Hein Velema
    Superyacht Business Consultant at Marstrat
    Hein Velema is superyacht business
    consultant and partner at Dutch
    maritime consultancy firm Marstrat.
    Hein is former CEO of Fraser Yachts,
    former director at Feadship and
    founding president of the SYBAss,
    founding vice president of LYBRA and
    former director European operations
    at IYBA. Today Hein’s clients are
    shipyards, suppliers, brokerage
    companies, family offices and
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    Espen Oeino
    Espen Oeino International
    Born in Norway, Espen Oino has been
    fascinated by boat design and naval
    architecture throughout his whole life.
    He grew up in a family of small boat
    builders and he started drawing boats,
    cars, buses and ski boots since his
    young age. Espen Oino International
    S.A.R.L (EOI) was founded in 1994
    and has been based in Monaco since
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    Paul Flannery
    Executive Director of IYBA
    Paul has been involved in the marine industry for almost his entire life, having started as a dock boy on Eastern Long Island in the late 1960's and working his way up to the position of captain on custom sportfishing boats in the tournament circuit. He holds a 500 ton U.S.C.G. Masters license, has traveled many of the oceans of the world and is also a licensed private pilot.

    In 1992, Paul began working in a yacht brokerage position in Jacksonville Fl. and in 1996, he opened Flannery Yachts, Inc where he was a new boat dealer, ran a complete marine service company and enjoyed great success in the brokerage markets. In 2004, Flannery Yachts combined efforts with HMY Yacht Sales and launched the North Florida representation for various high end production new boat brands as well as brokerage sales. His affiliation with HMY lasted for 12 years and the final two years of Paul's brokerage career were spent with SYS Yachts as Director of Sales, Palm Beach Division.

    In early 2018, Paul was approached by the Executive Committee of IYBA and asked to assume the role of Executive Director on a full-time basis, where he currently directs the day to day operations of the association. His current duties involve the coordination of seminars, networking events, legislative affairs and working with the Board of Directors to shepherd the growth of the organization. When asked what he enjoys most regarding his career, he says that he genuinely enjoys the opportunity to continue to "give back" to the industry which has given him so much.
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    Stephane Marcelli
    General Manager & co-founder of ATLANTIC REFIT CENTER
    Stéphane Marcelli is the General Manager &
    co-founder of ATLANTIC REFIT CENTER 16
    years ago. He has been in the Marine business
    his all career working first on sailing yacht, then
    as Project Manager in new build shipyard and
    refit shipyard. He decides to found ATLANTIC
    REFIT CENTER in La Rochelle-France exclusively
    dedicated to refit for superyachts up to 140 m in
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    Laurent Bliekast
    Director of International Business Development at Nautech
    Nautech Group Shipyard is a high end full-service shipyard based in France and the Caribbean, specialised in the refit and repair of superyachts from 25m to 140m LOA.
    Nautech Group Shipyard offers project management, technical expertise and skilled craftsmanship in the South of France and the Caribbean.
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    Timothy Hamilton
    Director, Lurssen Americas
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    Toby Walker
    Benetti European Sales Manager
    Toby Walker is the Area sales manager
    for Benetti in Europe. He has been
    in the industry for 25 years and has
    been involved in some of the most
    prestigious yacht builds.
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    John Allen
    President & CEO of Quantum Stabilizers
    John Allen opened Quantum Marine Stabilizers, in Rhode Island in 1985 with two people and 35 years later has grown to 100 employees in two countries—United States and The Netherlands. John has always been very philanthropic between sponsorships and donations with a keen awareness of those in need. He was awarded Business Person of the Year by the International Superyacht Society in 2016 and continues to be an industry icon.
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    Stephan Vitus
    Head of Project Development at Icon Yachts
    I am a keen sailor and learned boat building from the ground up starting at Jongert as an apprentice. Leading on with a three year training in Boat-building in Germany i then set to study Naval Architecture in Southampton.

    After a number of high profile projects such as rebuild of Velsheda, SY Zanna and working closely with Industry Legends such as Gerard Dijkstra I turned to the shipyard side at ICON Yachts in 2008.

    Since then I have been leading client inquiries, shipyard proposals and contract bids for Refits, Conversions and New Construction Projects.

    Looking forward to meeting you All!
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    Henk Dreijer
    Chief Business Development Officer at MB92 Barcelona
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    Charlotte Riley
    Chief Technology Officer at CSS Platinum
    A skilled Security Leader with 15 years of IT and Information Security experience and proven expertise in Security Architecture, Consulting, and Program Management. Having supported the MOD, MOJ, UK Government, NATO, and leading Fortune 200 organisations in a broad range of complex security programs I am an accomplished, focused professional with a rich background and skillset.
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    Mike Wills
    Co-Founder & Chief Data Officer of CSS Platinum
    Mike is the Co-Founder and Chief
    Data Officer of CSS Platinum. Mike
    retired as a British Army Major in 2016,
    following a 20 year military career
    working in technical and information
    assurance roles including in Northern
    Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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    Christophe Ceard
    Managing Director at Swiss Ocean
    Christophe has been in the
    marine industry for more than 20
    years, originally in the fast ferry
    activity and subsequently in the
    superyacht industry. Christophe has
    long experience with superyacht
    fleet management ranging from
    Superyachts to Gigayachts and refit
    and new build supervision, in Asia-
    Pacific and Europe. He is the founding
    member of the Asia Pacific Superyacht
    Association and is serving as the Vice