Presenters
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    Paul Burgess
    V.P. IYBA
    Originally from London, UK, Paul has resided in South Florida for over 10 years he has held senior management positions overseeing distributors and regional directorship for leading brands Sunseeker and Princess Yachts. With a huge wealth of knowledge, contacts and experience spanning over 25 years in sales, marketing and management in the marine business at professional Yacht broker and company executive level, managing projects all over the World, Paul has been recognized as top performing manager, sales team leader and industry professional. Paul has been instrumental in the business development of company structures, offices and local marinas in numerous countries for marine focused business. Having personally handled over 300 new constructions, as well as representing more than half a Billion US$ of brokerage business for multiple brands up to and exceeding 150+ ft, Paul brings a wealth of product knowledge and international experience to assist with all his customers requirements.

    As well as Europe and USA, Paul lived in Asia for 6 years where he has represented sales and project managed both new and pre-owned sales for a number of leading marine manufactures including Sunseeker, Princess, Riva, San Lorenzo, Azimut, Benetti, Hessen and many other manufactures over this time. Paul has acquired a very in depth, diverse and broad knowledge of the marine industry, multiple brands and its piers.

    A board director of IYBA (International Yacht Brokers association) for 7 consecutive years and now acting Vice President, he enjoys dedicating time and energy to a number of committees as well as Chairing the Advertising and PR Committee. His wealth of knowledge assists to further enhance and support the largest group of yachting professionals in the world! An avid boater, Paul has been blessed to cruise and experience many cruising grounds all over the world, having always owned boats, whether it is pleasure or sailing and waterskiing competitively, his passion is seen in his desire to perform on the water.

    Now settled in Fort Lauderdale, Paul lives with his wife and 5 year old daughter.
    Email: pwburgess1@gmail.com
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    Alex Jimenez
    The Yacht Guy
    The social media sensation known throughout the yachting industry and beyond as The Yacht Guy, has operated under a sense of anonymity providing a certain mystery to the captivating content that has filled Instagram feeds around the world. Alex Jimenez, as he is known by family and friends, has made a living from providing yachting enthusiasts and luxury connoisseurs with daily updates of the industry’s finest yachts and extravagant items that money can buy. Alex has had a passion for yachts for many years, so when Instagram came along it was the perfect place to share what he loves. The best part was being able to connect with like minded people who shared the same passion. The growth of The Yacht Guy was just a result of this communal passion.
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    Danny Grant
    Vice President of Pierson Grant Public Relations
    Daniel Grant is Vice President of Pierson Grant Public Relations, a South Florida-based PR firm founded in 1995, where he provides various PR and marketing services to many esteemed clients, both in and out of the marine industry. Daniel holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from Florida Atlantic University’s School of Communication and Multimedia Studies and donates his time to various non-profits and trade groups.
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    Randy Thomas
    Advertising Director at Fort Lauderdale Magazine/Print Dynamics Printing and Publishing Services