Topics for the 2017 Superyacht Design Symposium
What does the future hold for superyacht design?
From shaking up yacht layouts to revolutionary new materials and concepts, who is leading the way – and how do they see design changing over the next 20 years?
The topics for the 2017 Superyacht Design Symposium have been announced, revealing an exciting and mixed debate that will take place over two days in the inspiring setting of Kitzbühel.
Monday 6 February: Leonardo Ferragamo, Group Executive Chairman, Nautor’s Swan; Director, Salvatore Ferragamo
Tuesday 7 February: Luca Bassani, Founder & President, Wally
The concept - fantasy or reality?
It’s a great idea - but will it ever get delivered? Do concepts actually advance design, or are they just noise? Do young designers feel they have to produce ever more “wacky” concepts to be noticed, and what’s the point since the designs will likely never go any further. Are crazy concepts good for any industry?
Timur Bozca, Founder, Bozca Designs
Vincenzo Poerio, CEO, Benetti
Ronno Schouten, Design Manager, Feadship / De Voogt Naval Architects
Richard Woolley, Design Studio Director, Jaguar Land Rover
The Future Lab
Beach clubs on board, swimming pools in basements, casinos on private jets - these lifestyle choices would have been an alien concept only twenty years ago. How will we have fun and stay fit in fifty years time, and who is developing our future?
Mike Fisher, Creative Director & Founder, Studio Indigo
Charlie Hagan, Managing Partner & Head of Training & Nutrition, Hagan & Pappin
Marnix Hoekstra, Creative Director, Vripack
Celia Sawyer, Interior Designer
Is it time for a yacht design revolution?
Which designers are pushing the boat out when it comes to interior design? Do designers play it safe to make sale more likely? Should designers lead clients in redefining how they use space, or should they simply shut up and listen? From lighting to layouts, isn’t it time to be radical?
Jonny Horsfield, Owner & Design Director, H2 Yacht Design
Adam Lay, Designer, Adam Lay Studio
Peter Mikic, Interior Designer, Peter Mikic Designs
Guillaume Rolland, Yacht Design Director, Studio Liaigre
Legends vs. new generations
Hear the legends in the industry review a selection of infamous yachts alongside the new minds looking to establish themselves. Witness a conversation between the past and the future.
Terence Disdale, Founder, Disdale Design
Martin Francis, Founder, Francis Design Limited
Andrew Winch, Founder & Creative Director, Winch Design
Raphael Laloux, Exterior Designer
Rob Armstrong, Creative Director, ThirtyC
Moderated by, Tim Heywood, Founder, Tim Heywood Designs
How to establish your brand within a competitive industry? Join our bootcamp to hear from experts and your peers on how to make sure you and your brand stay ahead of the industry.
Sara Gioanola, PR & Press Office Manager, Heesen Yachts
Adam Leigh, Strategy Director, W Communications
Jeremy Roche, Sales & Marketing Director, Wider Yachts