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Superyacht Design Symposium

Programme for 2016 Superyacht Design Symposium

The programme for the 2016 Superyacht Design Symposium is below.

Sunday 21 February, 2016

19:00-20:30Welcome Cocktail, in association with Tai Ping
Dress codeSmart casual
LocationKitzhof Hotel

Monday 22 February, 2016

08:30–09.20Registration at the K3 KitzKongress
09:20–09:30Welcome Address
09:30–10:30PLENARY SESSION: What is the new luxury?
SPEAKERSLAPO ELKANN, PHIL SIMMONS, NICKY HASLAM, AXEL DE BEAUFORT
"Massimo edonismo" ("maximum hedonism") was Luca di Montezemolo's definition of Ferrari. "Luxury" according to Coco Chanel, is "a necessity that begins when necessity ends". How will is luxury evolving and what does the future look like?
09:30-10:30TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: PYC Discussion Group
SPEAKERSDIRK DE JONG, RICHARD HEIN, RONNO SCHOUTEN
11:00–12:00PLENARY SESSION: Form vs Function
SPEAKERSANDREW WINCH, STEFAN SIELAFF, PAUL PRIESTMAN, ILSE CRAWFORD
“Form ever follows function" according to the architect Louis Sullivan. But are functional imperatives sometimes at odds with the designer's vision?
11.00-12.00TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Superyacht 2026
SPEAKERSTHIERRY GAUGAIN, JOHN LEONIDA, FRANK MULDER, SALLY STOREY, MAURIZO MINOSSI
12:00–13:00Lunch & Networking
13:00–14:00PLENARY SESSION: Is the client always right?
SPEAKERSPASCALE REYMOND, TIM HEYWOOD, PETER LURSSEN, FRANCESCO LOVO
Are clients and designers in a master-slave relationship? At what point do the designer's professional obligations give way to his personal artistic conscience? When do you tell him he is wrong? And how exactly?
13.00-14.00TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Designing a secure yacht
SPEAKERSPHILIP CABLE, ANTHONY RIX, ANDREI AFITSINSKI
14:00–14:30Afternoon Tea & Networking
14:30–15:30PLENARY SESSION: What has a superyacht got in common with a warship? Why should we care?
SPEAKERSMARTIN FRANCIS, ANTHONY RIX, FRED VAN BEERS
How did the artistic language and hydrodynamic principles of yacht design evolve from military vessels? Will new naval materials, new manufacturing processes, power sources, navigation technologies and stealth systems influence superyacht design?
14:30-15:30TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Cruising without limits
SPEAKERSJONNY HORSFIELD, FREDERIC JAOUEN, BEN LYONS, BOB VAN DEN MEIRACKER
15:30–16:00ShowBoats Design Awards 2016 Welcome Refreshments
16:00–17:00ShowBoats Design Awards 2016 Prize Giving
19:00–00:00ShowBoats Design Awards 2016 Celebration Party
LocationRosi's Sonnbergstuben

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

09:30 – 10:30PLENARY SESSION: Is beauty a science or an art?
SPEAKERSTERENCE DISDALE, ESPEN ØINO, THEO FENNELL, MAREK REICHMAN
No-one wants an ugly superyacht, but how can you be certain to build a beautiful one? Is it in the eye of beholder or is the new discipline of neuro-aesthetics correct when it suggests that our preferences are more hard-wired than we thought?
09:30-10:30TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Is it a villa or superyacht?
SPEAKERSCRISTINA GHERARDI, FRANK LAUPMAN, FRANCESCA MUZIO, JAMES O'CALLAGHAN
10:30–11:00Morning Coffee and Networking
11:00–12:00PLENARY SESSION: Superyacht Owner Panel
SPEAKERSEDOARDO TABACCHI, BRIAN O'SULLIVAN, DR. ALEXANDER ROSA-ALSCHER, GUIDO KRASS
12:00–12:05Closing remarks
12:05–13:00Lunch & Networking
12:30–13:00Transfers to Ski Cup
13.00–14.30Ski Activity
14:30–16:00Blohm+Voss Ski Cup, presented by Foil
Dress codeWinter casual, activity appropriate
16:00 onwardsAprés Ski Party
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