Cluster Yachting Monaco :
Fifth year focused on business development and representing the Monaco yachting sector abroad
The Cluster Yachting Monaco’s Annual General Meeting held Tuesday 9th October 2018 was an opportunity to take stock of the past 12 months and elect the new Board. Several changes were made to the association’s statutes to maintain momentum and ensure meetings run smoothly. The number of directors was reduced to 13 (refer to Board of Directors below).
Keen to continue initiatives already in progress, and for the fifth year in a row, it was decided to keep Yacht Club de Monaco General Secretary, Bernard d’Alessandri as President for 2019.
Among projects for 2019, it was agreed to continue work being undertaken in partnership with the SBM on a joint Welcome Charter embracing the whole sector. Led by Cluster Vice-President Edouard Mousny, this initiative kicked off in 2017 with a survey conducted by the Nielsen company. This not only highlighted the advantages, but also improvements that could be made in the Principality’s maritime sector.
At the instigation of Vice-President Espen Oeino, the Monegasque Cluster will also continue to promote ‘Destination Monaco’, with members present at four of the biggest and most important international shows: Fort Lauderdale (USA) in October, Singapore Yacht Show in March, Dubai Yacht Show in February and the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
As well as representation on the international scene, at home in the Principality two keystone events will be organised by the Cluster Yachting Monaco:
– The 3rd edition of the Spring Pop-Up in April 2019
– And the 4th Rendezvous du Yachting Monaco in June 2019
Thanks to the many professionals who put so much effort into the four Working Groups, the Cluster Yachting Monaco continues to develop with two main objectives in its sights: increase jobs and turnover to generate a combined revenue of 1 billion euros by 2020. It is an ambitious programme designed to affirm the positioning of Monaco as world capital of Yachting.
Board of Directors (13 permanent members)
Bernard d’Alessandri, General Secretary, Yacht Club de Monaco,
Michel Dotta, Chairman, MEB,
Axel Hoppenot, Marketing Director, SBM,
Anthony Buneta, Head of Yacht and Private Jet Financing Department, Société Générale,
Edouard Mousny, Partner, Gordon S. Blair,
Laurent Certaldi, Director, Catalano Shipping,
Gaëlle Tallarida, Managing Director, Monaco Yacht Show,
Olivier de Roffignac, Director, Pantaenius,
Espen Oeino, Chairman, Espen Oeino International,
Laurent Roussillon, Director, My Sea Ltd,
Gianbattista Borea d’Olmo, Managing Director, SEPM,
Arthur Bohr, Director, Monaco Marine,
Olivier Lachapelle, Managing Director, Ascoma Jutheau et Husson; represented by Nicolas Mior, Head of Yachting Department, Ascoma Jutheau et Husson
Edouard Mousny and Espen Oeino will represent the Presidency as joint Vice-Presidents of the Cluster Yachting Monaco. Laurent Certaldi remains Treasurer, and Gregory Benassi remains in charge of the General Secretariat.