Superyacht Summit Türkiye 2023: A Gathering of the Elite

Superyacht Summit Türkiye 2023: A Gathering of the Elite

On November 30th, 2023, the historic Çırağan Palace in Istanbul became a hub for the world’s superyacht elite. The inaugural Superyacht Summit Türkiye brought together 250 industry leaders from across the globe, marking a significant milestone for the Turkish yachting industry.

A Stellar Lineup and Diverse Topics

The opulent palace provided a fitting backdrop for the summit’s impressive program. Renowned speakers and industry experts, including James Jaffa, CEO of Jaffa & Co., shared their insights on a range of topics relevant to the current state of the market, including:

  • Charter and Law
  • Sustainability
  • Luxury Tourism
  • Submersible Technology

The presentations, keynotes, and lively conversations throughout the day fostered valuable learning and collaboration among attendees.

C-Suite Attendance and Strategic Partnerships

The Superyacht Summit Türkiye attracted the who’s who of the Turkish yachting industry. Key players like major shipyards, brokerages, lawyers, designers, and subcontractors were all present, alongside approximately 20 superyacht captains and some yacht owners. Additionally, the active participation of major Turkish associations like YATED, TYBA, and YBA further strengthened the summit’s reach and influence.

Building on Success: Expansion Plans for 2024

The resounding success of the 2023 event has propelled the organizers, WeAreSuperyachts, to announce exciting plans for the future. The Superyacht Summit Türkiye 2024 (#SST2024) is set to double its duration, spanning two days on November 26th and 27th. This expanded format will offer even more opportunities for attendees to connect, learn, and explore new business opportunities.

Beyond Turkey: A Global Vision

WeAreSuperyachts’ ambition extends beyond Turkish shores. They are proud to announce the first ever Superyacht Summit Adriatic, scheduled to take place in Croatia in April 2024. This expansion demonstrates their commitment to fostering global collaboration and promoting the growth of the superyacht industry worldwide.

A Catalyst for the Future

The Superyacht Summit Türkiye 2023 served as a powerful catalyst for the thriving Turkish market. By facilitating connections, sharing knowledge, and inspiring collaboration, the summit has set the stage for a bright future for the Turkish yachting industry.

About WeAreSuperyachts

Founded in 2023 by Bogdan Gusarev and Oguz Bilgin, WeAreSuperyachts is a young, dynamic company dedicated to bringing together global and local players in the superyacht industry. Their mission is to create a platform for collaboration and drive the growth of the industry. With a successful inaugural summit and exciting expansion plans, WeAreSuperyachts is poised to play a significant role in shaping the future of the superyacht landscape

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