Our 2014 agenda offers Mastermind Discussions, a Panel of leading Industry Professionals, a Job Fair, Exhibitors area and a Collaboration Terrace over two full days.
Located at the Convention Center of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. The Yachting Capital of the World and home to Top Professionals and Yacht Crew in the industry.
Industry Wages & Benefits, Manning & the MLC, Local Development, Business & Brokerage, Saving For Your Future, New Product Releases, Culinary Trends, Manuals & Documentation.
The First & Only Two Day Networking Hotspot. Share New Ideas In Career Management, Meet Up With Industry Professionals, Mingle with Your Peers & Just Hang Out.
The Yacht Symposium & Job Fair is one of the industry’s most important gathering’s of Businesses, Professionals and Crew in the Yachting Industry.
Our 2014 agenda offers 21 sessions, a Networking and Collaboration Terrace, Job Fair and Mastermind Discussions over two full days. With 10 role-based sessions and 11 industry sessions, the agenda targets your specific title responsibilities and ways to adapt new ideas and strategy to your area of expertise, along with insight on what’s next in the ever evolving yacht industry.
Fort Lauderdale is the “Yacht Capital of the World” and home base too many industry experts, including 140,000 marine related jobs, 42,000 vessels and is one of the busiest cruise ports in the world. We will discuss its development and what it means to the Yachting Industry.
Operating a Business and/or, working in this competitive landscape as professionals and crew is constantly evolving. Maintaining a top level mindset and keeping up with trends and knowledge is critical to your career path and success.
This 2 day event will encapsulate you with “how to” discussions, introduce you to new topics of interest and show you inventive ways of maintaining your Vessels and operating your Business. There will also be discussions on being ecofriendly and ideas on riding the green wave which is sweeping the planet.
The following topics are a sample of the sessions and prove to be stimulating for business professionals; including entry level and seasoned crew.
Just walk in and start networking, it’s that simple. You can save time, money and effort talking with industry recruiters, businesses and professionals over 2 days at one location. Many of these recruiters and companies have job openings and are eager to meet with you. You’re no longer just a piece of paper; you can get right in front of the decision makers attending this event.
Attending a career fair is far more than just walking through the door, and requires a little bit of effort and preparation up front before showing up. Potential employers will be watching your every move, examining how you interact with others, reviewing the skills you describe to them on your resume, and determining if they should call you in for an interview based on what they discover.
Download and set up the SaltHub App. This is a great tool. It’s the easiest and fastest way to build and manage your network and connections in the industry.
When you dress more confidently you will feel more confident.
Think of all of the things that are impressive about you and do some internal bragging. Remember that you are an interesting person and have a great deal of skills to offer potential employers. Whenever you get nervous remember that the person you are speaking with is most likely nervous as well, and stop and think of a question to ask them about what they do, or what they are seeking in an employee. Keep in mind that people love to talk about themselves and their aspirations so any question that will allow them to do so will reap you serious positive benefits.
Create a thirty second elevator speech that begins with who you are, why you are qualified, and ends with a question about how they feel your skills can benefit their company. Practice this until you have it memorized, and take time to say it in front of a mirror to ensure that you appear confident. Check with a friend to see if you are speaking too slowly, or too quickly, and to determine that you are making sense.
Smiling will show through when you speak as well as when you don’t!
I used to go to two events a year. Monaco and FLIBS. Now I go to three. This is a great event!
If you go to one event this year to better your career, this has to be the one. I left with so many new connections and insight.
Bethany Basson – Chef
After this event I felt like I had a better understanding of the MLC code and what it means. I’ve already signed up for this year.
Shane Carr – Deckhand
I’ve been waiting for an event like this for years. Finally an event for professionals to learn whats going on in our industry.
Sarah Crowley – Stewardess
2nd Annual Yachting Symposium & Job Fair at the Ft Lauderdale Convention Center - Set for Oct. 9 & 10
Growth Continues at this year’s Symposium and Job Fair for Businesses, Professionals and Crew in the Yachting Industry. New for this year - Job Fair, Networking Hotspot and 2 full days.FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (August 13, 2014) - Entering its 2nd year, the Yachting Symposium & Job Fair, the event for businesses, professionals and crew in the yachting industry, is set to take place
Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, five minutes from Port Everglades, the International Airport, & the sunny beaches. MPT is one of the most complete full service private maritime schools in the country and has been training mariners since 1983.
Their Fort Lauderdale based campuses host over 45,000 square feet of classrooms, deck and engineering training labs, the Ship's store, and student service facilities.
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