28th Monaco Yacht Show MEETINGS
Attendees diminish, business increases
“We flank our exhibitors by working side by side to offer new generation clients the best, this most prestigious superyachting event can offer. The objective is twofold: to offer visiting parties an amusing view which is also instructive as an introduction to this so special world while giving industry the possibility of contacting highly selected attendees” says Gaëlle Tallarida general manager at MYS. She adds “Let’s not forget that an order for a new yacht brings a series of advantages to all the sector’s supply chain and for this reason we are keen to have it represented as best as possible in the course of the event”. Talking about visiting parties, they’re the real protagonists of the MYS and the special programmes reserved for higher net worth individuals, have for the third consecutive year reached their objectives. In order of appearance: The Monaco Yacht Show Summit which took place on the eve of the opening day brought together 35 participants and a group of experts to discuss and address several themes related to diverse sectors of the yachting industry. This initiative was very much appreciated as it contributes significantly in delivering detailed information, thereby fully involving future owners. The ensuing formal dinner was attended by a total of 350 between VIPS, trend setters,and partners who also saw the awarding of five MYS prizes destined to three superyachts: to “Dar” from the Dutch Oceanco yard, for the best exterior design and for the best new 2018 superyacht; to “Illusion Plus” from the Asian Pride Mega yachts yard, for the best interior design; to “Solo” from Italy’s Tankoa Yachts shipyard , for the most ecologic yachts at the MYS. Finally during the event’s four days, as many as 150 potential buyers from the USA and Eastern Europe adhering to the VIP programme attended individual visits on board which entailed privileged contact with shipyards’ management and brokers.