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ISS will hold Cuba seminar in Fort Lauderdale

The International Superyacht Society will hold a panel discussion on traveling to Cuba in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.

The International Superyacht Society will hold a panel discussion on traveling to Cuba in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday.

The 30- to 45-minute session will include an intense presentation on yachting to, from and around Cuba, the legal aspects and the permitting requirements. It will also address how the yachting world can participate in good environmental stewardship of the island nation and commercial opportunities that are available now.

The event will be held as the city hosts the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, which opens Thursday and will continue through Monday.

Panelists include:

  • Simons Chase, co-founder and editor-in-chief of Cuba Journal, an English-language digital magazine about Cuba
  • Scott Wagner, vice chairman of the Admiralty Law Committee for the Florida Bar. He has dedicated a portion of his practice to navigating the regulatory requirements, pitfalls and obligations of transiting people and cargo between the United States and Cuba by vessel
  • Michael T. Moore, chairman of the board of The International Seakeepers Society. He is also the founder and senior partner of Moore & Co., a law firm specializing in marine, aviation and art law
  • Gerald Berton, a yacht industry figure, entrepreneur and businessman who has been selling agricultural products to Cuba since 2008 and is familiar with U.S. and Cuban regulations and activities.

The discussion will occur at 8:30 a.m. at the Swimming Hall of Fame at 1 Hall of Fame Drive in Fort Lauderdale.

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