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09 December 2023

3rd edition of International Superyacht Summit announced

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The third edition of the International Superyacht Summit will take place on 11th and 12th March, 2020, in Dubai, aimed at discussing local and international issues related to superyachting, including the development of the UAE and the region as a superyacht-friendly destination.

The summit will be held under the patronage of DP World subsidiary P&O Marinas and initiated and co-organised by Fabulous Yachts.

The summit will highlight new themes, such as how superyacht marina developments empower lifestyle and tourism, and the role of the yachting upscale industry in new and consolidated tourist destinations.

In addition, delegates will discuss emerging trends in superyacht ownership and how builders can accommodate the needs of a younger generation of owners and charterers. Central to this trend is the growing environmental awareness of these younger generations and the higher intolerance of unsustainable practices globally.

With the support of Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of DP World and Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation, along with UAE government representatives, the International Superyacht Summit has established itself as the only event specifically dedicated to the superyacht industry in the region.

"We are pleased that the annual International Superyacht Summit in Dubai is on course, supporting the UAE's ambition to establish itself as a preferred superyacht winter destination. We welcome the summit’s focus on environmental awareness, an essential part of developing a sustainable superyacht sector," said Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and Managing Director, DP World, UAE Region.

As in the previous editions, the summit will take place over two days, with each day offering two sessions. There will be two workshops and numerous opportunities to network with local operatives, VIPs, speakers and sponsors.

A detailed programme, official venue and supporting sponsors and the speakers’ agenda will soon be announced on the website for the summit.