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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

19:00-20:30 Welcome Cocktail, in association with Tai Ping
Dress code Smart casual
Location Kitzhof Hotel

Monday 22 February, 2016

08:30–09.20 Registration at the K3 KitzKongress
09:20–09:30 Welcome Address
09:30–10:30 PLENARY SESSION: What is the new luxury?
SPEAKERS LAPO 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?
09:30-10:30 TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: PYC Discussion Group
SPEAKERS DIRK DE JONG, RICHARD HEIN, RONNO SCHOUTEN
11:00–12:00 PLENARY SESSION: Form vs Function
SPEAKERS ANDREW 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?
11.00-12.00 TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Superyacht 2026
SPEAKERS THIERRY GAUGAIN, JOHN LEONIDA, FRANK MULDER, SALLY STOREY, MAURIZO MINOSSI
12:00–13:00 Lunch & Networking
13:00–14:00 PLENARY SESSION: Is the client always right?
SPEAKERS PASCALE 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?
13.00-14.00 TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Designing a secure yacht
SPEAKERS PHILIP CABLE, ANTHONY RIX, ANDREI AFITSINSKI
14:00–14:30 Afternoon Tea & Networking
14:30–15:30 PLENARY SESSION: What has a superyacht got in common with a warship? Why should we care?
SPEAKERS MARTIN 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?
14:30-15:30 TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Cruising without limits
SPEAKERS JONNY HORSFIELD, FREDERIC JAOUEN, BEN LYONS, BOB VAN DEN MEIRACKER
15:30–16:00 ShowBoats Design Awards 2016 Welcome Refreshments
16:00–17:00 ShowBoats Design Awards 2016 Prize Giving
19:00–00:00 ShowBoats Design Awards 2016 Celebration Party
Location Rosi's Sonnbergstuben

Tuesday 23 February, 2016

09:30 – 10:30 PLENARY SESSION: Is beauty a science or an art?
SPEAKERS TERENCE 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?
09:30-10:30 TECHNICAL WORKSHOP: Is it a villa or superyacht?
SPEAKERS CRISTINA GHERARDI, FRANK LAUPMAN, FRANCESCA MUZIO, JAMES O'CALLAGHAN
10:30–11:00 Morning Coffee and Networking
11:00–12:00 PLENARY SESSION: Superyacht Owner Panel
SPEAKERS EDOARDO TABACCHI, BRIAN O'SULLIVAN, DR. ALEXANDER ROSA-ALSCHER, GUIDO KRASS
12:00–12:05 Closing remarks
12:05–13:00 Lunch & Networking
12:30–13:00 Transfers to Ski Cup
13.00–14.30 Ski Activity
14:30–16:00 Blohm+Voss Ski Cup, presented by Foil
Dress code Winter casual, activity appropriate
16:00 onwards Aprés Ski Party
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