Marine Connections


13 Apr

04:00 PM -

07:00 PM


Southport Yacht Club
1 MacArthur Parade, Main Beach
Gold Coast, Queensland

Getting to Southport Yacht Club

Event Details

** Registrations are now closed  **

With a turnover of $2.57 billion in 2016-17, the Queensland boating industry sector has grown significantly into a respected global supply chain with highly skilled individuals.

This industry networking evening presents the unique opportunity to connect with marine industry decision makers, leading marine companies and visiting superyacht owners and captains.

The event will be comprised of the following sessions:

Welcome address

City of Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate will provide a welcoming address.

Keynote speech – Cora Tracey

Cora Tracey is Executive Officer of MYBA – The Worldwide Yachting Association. Cora will discuss:
• The role of MYBA
• The future of the Superyacht industry on the Gold Coast
• Objectives while exploring the Gold Coast
• Opportunities for the Gold Coast Marine Industry

Gold Coast – Australia’s Marine Industry Capital

Mr Barry Jenkins – Chairman, Superyacht Australia – will discuss:
• Support of local government towards the industry
• Gold Coast’s competitive advantage
• The excitement and legacy of the Games

Superyacht visitation to the Gold Coast

An additional speaker, yet to be announced, will speak on influences surrounding increased Superyacht visitation to the Gold Coast.

Networking drinks

Don’t miss your chance to meet and network with marine leaders from around the world in one location.

Who should attend:

• Visiting superyacht captains and owners
• Marine suppliers to the boat building sector
• Marine companies interested in establishing a presence in the city
• Marine and lifestyle focused media


Thank you to all VIPs, presenters, delegates and guests for participating in the Games Time Trade & Investment Program in April 2018.

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