Superyacht summit set for Florida in March

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The fourth annual USSA Superyacht Summit, a gathering of regional, national and international superyacht industry partners, will return to the West Palm Beach (Fla.) Marriott on March 21.

Organizers said the summit, scheduled just before the Palm Beach International Boat Show, includes professional and personal development programming, networking and action steps for the global superyacht industry. The 2016 event hosted nearly 150 industry leaders.

“On a scale of 1-10, I seriously give it a 12! It is the most beneficial summit or meeting I have attended for our industry,” Jim Ruffolo, president of Burger Boat Co., said in a statement.

Organizers said those who attend get to tailor their own experiences from a program composed of presentations and smaller breakout tracks designed to improve the bottom line and promote personal development.

Highlights of the summit will include “America’s Strengths in the Superyacht Sector;” “The First Hundred Days: How the New Administration will Impact the Superyacht Industry;” and “Cybercrime: Are You at Risk?”

Afternoon breakout sessions include business-building and management topics from legal, ethics, marketing and finance experts.

A networking reception and cocktail party at the Marriott will follow the day’s programming.

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