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YACHT SYMPOSIUM

& JOB FAIR

Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

October 9-10, 2014

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It's Gonna Be Big

October 9-10, 2014

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2 FULL DAYS

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.

GREAT VENUE

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.

GREAT SUBJECTS

Industry Wages & Benefits, Manning & the MLC, Local Development, Business & Brokerage, Saving For Your Future, New Product Releases, Culinary Trends, Manuals & Documentation.

NETWORKING TERRACE

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.


ABOUT THE YACHT SYMPOSIUMLearn, discuss and collaborate about regulations, new trends in management, operations, construction, and maintenance.

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.

  • Statistics and Data about the Yachting Industry
  • Crew & Professional Wages/Benefits
  • All Aboard Florida and what it means to the local yachting community
  • South Florida waterfront and marina development in the marine industry
  • Employment opportunities in the marine industry
  • Charter Options, Ownership & New Builds
  • Business Practices & Marketing
  • Legal, Marine Insurance & Regulations
  • Money Management & Tax Benefits for Marine Professionals
  • Industry Standards & Why we need them…
  • Traveling as an industry professional
  • Chartering, Ownership & the New Build market
  • Money Management & Tax Benefits for Crew & Marine Professionals
  • Why the interior matters most for a successful operation
  • Business Opportunities & Growth in the Yachting Industry
  • Web Technologies & How to Benefit From Them
  • Security and Medical onShore & at Sea
  • Industry Standards & Why We Need Them
  • Engineering Advances & the Challenges Ahead
  • Law, Marine Insurance & Regulations
  • Yacht & Crew preparation for country entry
  • Safe Manning & Flag States Updates
  • Employee & Crew Training
  • Engineering Advances & the Challenges Ahead
  • Crew Health Insurance & the MLC
  • Career Management and Interviewing

ABOUT THE JOB FAIRNetwork, Collaborate and meet Decision Makers

You’ll meet face-to-face with hiring decision-makers from some of the industry’s top employers and recruiters. Dress professionally, look sharp and be ready to network.

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.

  • Meet and talk to industry professionals
  • Spend an hour and you may leave with a career.
  • Get your foot in the door.
  • Put a face with your resume.
  • Immediate response.
  • Eliminate the expense of mailing and faxing your resume.
  • A great way to network.
  • A relaxed interviewing atmosphere.
  • Let the hiring professionals fight for you.
  • Improve your chances of finding a job.
  • Select the job you want.
  • Meet the company you want to talk with.
  • You can take control of your job search.

Prepare Yourself

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.

SaltHub App
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.

iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/salthub-connect-boating-yachting/id853119229?mt=8

Google – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.salthub.salthubconnect

Dress Appropriately
When you dress more confidently you will feel more confident.

Attitude
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.

Elevator Pitch
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.

Smile
Smiling will show through when you speak as well as when you don’t!

 


 

THE MUST ATTEND EVENT OF THE YEAR!THE INDUSTRY’S MOST IMPORTANT GATHERING FOR PROFESSIONALS AND CREW IN THE YACHTING INDUSTRY.

2014 Yacht Symposium & Job Fair Kickoff – Day 1 – Bert Fowles of IGY Marinas

Master of Ceremonies, Bert Fowles of IGY Marinas, kicks off the 2014 Yacht Symposium & Job Fair. Vice President of Marketing & Sales for IGY Marinas, Bert Fowles joined IGY Marinas in 2007 as a marketing professional with advertising agency, media and international management experience. With over 20 years of hospitality industry expertise, Bert is responsible for developing and implementing marketing plans leading to revenue growth for thirteen marinas across 8 different countries.

Lunch Break – Bimini Boatyard Bar & Grill – The Official Lunch Sponsor of the 2014 Yacht Symposium

Fort Lauderdale’s Premier Waterfront Dining and Patio Bar, Bimini Boatyard opens daily at 11:30a and is rated Florida Trend’s Top 500 Restaurants.  Happy Hour specials from 4pm-8pm daily. Located at the Quay on 17th Street. See the Yacht Symposium booklet for other dining opportunities and specials offered exclusively to Yacht Symposium and Job Fair attendee's. All within walking distance.

OUR SPEAKERSWE ARE PROUD TO BE WORKING WITH SOME OF THE LEADING MINDS IN THE INDUSTRY. COMBINED, THIS YEARS SPEAKERS AND PANEL MEMBERS HAVE DECADES OF EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE WHICH THEY WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU.

WHAT THEY SAID ABOUT LAST YEARS EVENT

OUR RECENT POSTSREMEMBER TO FREQUENTLY CHECK OUR BLOG AND TO CONNECT WITH US ON SALTHUB & FACEBOOK. WE’LL BE POSTING NEWS AND UPDATES YOU WILL WANT TO BE AWARE OF

SOME OF THIS YEARS MANY SPONSORSJOIN THE MANY SPONSOR’S THAT HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED AND/OR EVALUATED THE YACHT SYMPOSIUM


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REGISTERING AFTER SEPT 5
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CONFERENCE COFFEE/SNACKS

WALK-IN REGISTRATION AT THE DOOR

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SALTHUB APP USERS SAVE $15
ACCESS TO ALL SESSIONS
FREE ENTRY TO WIN AN iPAD MINI
CONFERENCE COFFEE/SNACKS

BECOME A SPONSOR TODAYTHE YACHT SYMPOSIUM & JOB FAIR IS AIMING TO BE ONE OF  THE MOST IMPORTANT GATHERINGS OF PROFESSIONALS AND CREW IN THE YACHTING INDUSTRY. JOIN IN ON MAKING THIS A CAN’T MISS EVENT

THE VENUEThe Greater Ft Lauderdale Convention Center is the country’s premiere waterfront conference facility. The Convention Center consistently exceeds guest and meeting planner expectations for five-star food service, state-of the-art technology, and outstanding service in a modern, eco-friendly facility

Fort Lauderdale Convention Center

1950 Eisenhower Boulevard

Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33316

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