2024 Breakfast Meeting

TransEurope Marinas’s vice-chair, Maarten Desloovere CMM, will join a panel organised by European Boating Industry at the 2024 Breakfast Meeting during January’s boot Düsseldorf.

The topic set for discussion is: “The New Generation of Leaders and New Investment: A Changing Strategic Direction for the Industry”.

European Boating Industry (EBI), in collaboration with boot Düsseldorf, is excited to announce the upcoming 2024 Breakfast Meeting, set to be a crucial event, reuniting industry leaders and stakeholders. The theme for 2024 is on the new generation of leaders and new investment with its impact of a changing strategic direction for the industry. The opening keynote will be given by Giovanna Vitelli, Chair of the Azimut|Benetti Group. Scheduled for Tuesday, January 23, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM, the event will take place at the Congress Center Düsseldorf, CCD Süd, Room 3, during the boot Düsseldorf 2024.

Under the theme “New Generation of Leaders and New Investment – A Changing Strategic Direction for the Industry,” the Breakfast Meeting will provide a platform for the new generation of leaders to address the challenges, opportunities, and innovations within the boating and yachting sector. It will provide unique insight into how they look at the direction of the industry and plan to shape it.

Giovanna Vitelli, Chair of Azimut|Benetti Group, renowned for her remarkable journey in the yachting industry, will take centre stage as the keynote speaker. A prominent figure in the industry, her participation promises inspiration and her view of the industry’s pathway. Her dynamic career path and invaluable experiences make her a standout speaker at the Breakfast meeting.

Following Giovanna Vitelli’s keynote address, a panel of new-generation industry leaders will participate in a thought-provoking discussion. This esteemed panel includes Ana Čalić, Marketing & Business Development at distributor Navela and Founder of the platform for young people Misli More, Furkan Çarkçı of distributor Çarkçı Denizcilik, Maarten Desloovere of VY Nieuwpoort, Markus Boesch of Boesch Boats and Gabbi Richardson of start-up network Yachting Ventures.

Maarten Desloovere CMM, manager of VY Nieuwpoort in Belgium and vice-chair at TransEurope Marinas commented:

This is a great initiative from EBI to shine a light on the next generation of marine industry professionals and I am looking forward to the 2024 Breakfast Meeting.  In my case, I took over managing VY Nieuwpoort from my father, who ran the company continuously for 30 years.

Comparatively, managing in this day and age is different, softer, than then. For example, in terms of staff, we tend more towards retaining, supporting and training people, where replacing was more common. We are also facing different types of challenges and it is clear that one of the best approaches we can take is by sharing ideas and good practice amongst the community.

Admission to the International Breakfast Meeting opens at 8:15 AM, and the event commences at 9:00 AM at the Congress Center Düsseldorf, CCD Süd, Room 3. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to gain insights, network with industry leaders, and drive innovation in the maritime sector.

Registration and more information can be found at: International Breakfast Meeting (boot.com)