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Northwest Superyacht Summit – Schedule of Events

Tuesday, August 1, 2023 - Seattle Yacht Club Outstation at Elliott Bay Marina

11:30 am: Registration

12:00 pm: Lunch Served

12:30 pm: Opening Remarks/Welcome
State of the Industry on the PNW
Speaker: Monique Webber, Chairwomen SYNW

1:00 pm: Session 1
Panel Discussion – Opportunities for new unique yachting options in the area. Chartering and Private Use Destinations
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Charlie Johnson (CV-9), Jaimie Wakeham (BC Pilotage Waiver Officer), Louis Klinnert (Evviva), and Leonard from Waggoner Guide

2:30 pm:  Session 2
Panel Discussion – How well do Marinas & Refit respond to local demand?
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Emerald Landing, Nautical Landing, Elliot Bay, and Salmon Bay Marine Center in discussing
berthing; Platypus Marine, Pac Fish, Nordlund Boat, and Westport talking about refit and repair
capabilities in the region.

3:45 pm:  Break Coffee/Tea

4:00 pm: Session 3
Panel Discussion – Alaska – The Next Frontier
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Alaska Luxury Tours, Destination Alaska Charter

5:15 pm: Wrap up

5:30 pm: Dinner

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - Rooftop Conference Room at Emerald Landing

8:30 am: Coffee

9:45 am: Session 4
Panel Discussion – The Future of Regulation in the PNW
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Fred Robinson, Jay Jennings

10:00 am: Session 5 
Panel Discussion – The Shortage of Maritime Employees
Moderator: TBD
Panelists: Tory Gering – Core Plus Maritime, Jake Betty – Maritime High School, Ann Avary – NW Center of Excellence for Marine, Betty Davis – Port Townsend Center for Wooden Boats

11:15 am: Session 6
Panel Discussion – Sustainable Yachting
Moderator: TBD
Panelists to include: Washington Maritime Blue, Green Marine

12:15 pm: Transfer to Nordland Boat Company

12:30 pm:  Lunch on site and Tour of Nordlund Boat Company

4:30 pm: Return to Hotel

Thursday, August 3, 2023 - Westport, WA

8:30 am:  Leave Seattle and head to Westport, WA

Tour the Westport Yachts Facility, Lunch provided

3:30 pm: Leave Westport and head back to Seattle

6:00 pm:  Farewell Cocktails at Daniel’s Broiler at Chandlers Cover

Thank you to our Sponsors!

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