Southeast Asia Yachting Conference

Southeast Asia Yachting Conference

Regional Update

The Southeast Asia Yachting Conference will take place on 26 April 2023 at ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, the conference will bring together leading professionals in the yachting industry from across the region to share insights on dynamic market trends, innovations in technology, discuss best practices, and network with like-minded individuals.


The conference will be a combined effort with the Asia Boating Dialogue supported by ICOMIA and Asia-Pacific Superyacht Association. which will feature keynote speakers focusing on the latest policy and immigration procedures for cruising through Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore. The keynotes will be followed by a series of discussion panels that will include superyacht activity in the region.


Early Bird registration before 24 April: SGD $55 per person Register here
Registration on the day (26 April): SGD $100

Sponsorship still available, email [email protected]




8:30am - 9:00am

Registration and Light breakfast

ONE15 Marina, Ballroom


9:00am - 9:10am

Welcome speech

Chairperson: Wicky Sundram, Executive Director, Phuket Boat Lagoon

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9:10am - 9:20am

Venue Host

Venue Host: Arthur Tay, Chairman of SUTL and ONE15 Marina


9:20am - 9:40am

ICOMIA President Keynote Speech

Darren Vaux, President of ICOMIA and MD of the Empire Marinas Group

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9:40am - 10:10am

Thailand: Andaman Sea and Gulf of Thailand

Andaman Sea: Ditapong Boonsoong, Manager, Premier Shipyard. Chairman, Thailand Yachting Business Association

Gulf of Thailand: Scott Finsten, Harbour Master CMM, Ocean Marina Jomtien

Sazli and Alvin

10:10am - 10:40am

Malaysia: West Coast Malaysia, Eastern Malaysia

Peninsular Malaysia: Sazli Kamal Basha, Cruise Marine Tourism Association of Malaysia Deputy President, organiser of Sail Malaysia Rally

Borneo Malaysia: Alvin Teh Wei Loong, Association of Marine Industries Malaysia (AMIM), Recreational Boating & Yachting Taskforce Chairperson



10:40am - 11:00am

Morning Tea: Sponsored by Catalano Shipping Singapore

Catalano Shipping Singapore

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11:00am - 11:30am

Indonesia: Riau Islands, Rest of Indonesia

Riau Islands: Prakash Ready, Marina Manager, Nongsa Point Marina

Rest of Indonesia:

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11:30am - 11:45am


Kent Tan, General Manager, Catalano Shipping Singapore

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11:45am - 12:00pm

Rest of Southeast Asia

Ruurd van Putten, Representative for South East Asia, Marinetek


12:00pm - 12:15pm

Regional Round Up

ICOMIA President: Darren Vaux


12:15pm - 1:30pm

Lunch: Sponsored by Marinetek

Sponsored by Marinetek

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1:30pm - 2:30pm

Superyacht panel

Moderator: Ewa Stachurska, Group Marketing Director, Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, Simpson Marine
Captain: Thye Hock
Agent: YH Fang


2:30pm - 3:00pm

Charter Panel

Moderator: TBC
1) Kirsten RingsingFounding Partner & Charter Broker YACHTZOO
2) Wee Teck, Wanderlust Adventures. Association of Boat Charters Singapore
3) TBC


3:00pm - 3:30pm

Tea Break: Sponsored by Seakeeper

Sponsored by Seakeeper

Colin Dawson

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Yacht Management Panel

Moderator: Colin Dawson, Managing Director, The George Group. Technical Representative on behalf of Howden Insurance Brokers (HK) Limited
1) Hilda Lo – Managing Director, Hilda Lo Associates – Maritime Cook Islands
2) Nazmi Topcuoglu – Managing Director, Fema Marine – Senior Marine Surveyor


4:00pm - 4:30pm

Technology Panel

Moderator: Wade Pearce, SG Marine Guide
1) Joerg Kalisch – Managing Director – Dexmarine
2) Damian Goh – CEO – X-TRA Communication Pte Ltd


4:30pm - 5:00pm

Wrap up and Final Speech

Wrap up and reflection of how far the industry has come: Wicky Sundram


5:00pm - 6:00pm

Happy Hour Drinks sponsored by Sevenstar Yacht Transport

Happy Hour Drinks sponsored by Sevenstar Yacht Transport


7:00pm - 9:00pm

Asia Superyacht Night

Venue: ONE15 Marina, Constellation Ballroom

Sponsored by:
Asia Pacific Superyacht Association (APSA)
SG Marine Guide
Art Works

Special thanks to our

Sponsors and Supporting Partners

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