Presenters
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    IYBA
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    Bert Fowles
    VP of Sales & Marketing - IGY Marinas
    With more than 20 years of hospitality industry experience, Bert Fowles joined the IGY Marinas team in 2007 as Vice President of Marketing & Sales. Fowles is responsible for developing and implementing marketing plans leading to revenue growth for numerous international marinas, as well as providing direction and support to IGY’s third-party clients in respect to marketing and sales.

    Prior to joining IGY Marinas, Fowles served as operations manager for Prime Sports Ltd., one of the Caribbean’s leading casino gaming companies. He has also held several key marketing management positions in the hospitality and resort industry, including a number of years with SuperClubs Resorts where he serviced brands such as Hedonism, Grand Lido and Breezes.

    Fowles serves on several boards, including the United States Superyacht Association and Marine Industries Association of South Florida. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Central Florida, where he majored in Business Administration.
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    Joe Dargavage
    Partner - Romora Bay Resort & Marina
    Joe Dargavage is a Partner at the iconic Romora Bay Resort & Marina in Harbour Island Bahamas, Vice President of The Association of Bahamas Marinas (ABM), and founder of United Island & Yacht, a yacht agency providing shore based support to yachts in Florida and The Bahamas. He most recently Chaired the 2021 Bahamas Charter Yacht Show at Rybovich.