Case Study 2
Client: Boat International Media
Event: Superyacht Design Symposium
A two day conference in North America, with seated lunches, cocktail receptions and gala dinners for 250 superyacht owners, designers, brokers, builders and industry suppliers from around the world.
To manage a four year project to launch an international design symposium for the luxury superyacht industry and develop it into a flagship annual event.
We were brought in six weeks prior to the launch event in New York. We sourced local suppliers, including the audiovisual and production team; created the conference agenda and social programme; and worked with a truly international group of speakers, co-ordinating 40 different presentations. We also provided full delegate and sponsorship management; liaised with the venue and caterers; produced event collateral; and sent a team on-site to manage the live event. As time has moved on we have trained the team at Boat International Media to run the event themselves, which was part of the strategy from the outset.
Over the years the event has been held at Harold Pratt House and The Plaza in New York, and The Breakers and Ritz-Carlton in Palm Beach, Florida - all these venues were selected by us. The event has grown to become the most renowned conference in the industry and is attended by all the main players, including a number of famous superyacht owners.
What they said:
"I wanted to say once again that the successful delivery of the symposium was entirely due to your professional and dedicated approach to the project, under huge timing and logistical pressures. I truly recognise the work involved and the efforts you went to, helping me and BIM achieve our goals."
Event Director, Boat International Media
"You did a stellar job of organising this event and pulling it off seamlessly - and with a very high degree of professionalism. I had a very enjoyable and informative time at the Superyacht Design Symposium and am delighted to have made your acquaintance."
Kenneth J. Reed, Ph.D., Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Cerion Enterprises, LLC
"It has been a real pleasure for me to attend your event. I did expect an exciting experience, but I have to say it went far beyond my expectations. I really appreciated your efforts to make all the attendees feel very comfortable and the positive environment you created for us."
Achille Salvagni, Salvagni Architetti
"Thank you for your perfect organisation – and that is said by a German – and I look forward to the next symposium."
Henning Fehrmann, CEO, Fehrmann Metallverarbeitung GmbH
"Thank you for organising an excellent event. The location, quality of speakers and attendees, and the hospitality were excellent."
Vice President, Oceanlux