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Return to Sanctuary

The Australian International Marine Export Group, organisers of the Australian Marine Export and Superyacht Industry Conference (ASMEX), have announced that ASMEX will return to Sanctuary Cove next year.

Photography by AIMEX-Superyacht Australia

07 September 2017


The conference will run from 21 to 23 May 2018, in the lead-up to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show which will be held from 24 to 27 May.

It will mark the 8th consecutive year ASMEX has been hosted and sponsored by Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show. The conference has grown to be the leading marine industry conference in Australia and attracts key players globally. The conference will feature high profile national and international guest speakers who will address current and topical issues in the industry today. The event has gained significant momentum over the past seven years and is set to attract an even greater presence of international delegates in its 8th year. A preliminary program and theme for the conference will be released towards the end of this year.

The timing of the conference, being immediately prior to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and following the 2018 Commonwealth Games, will contribute to the already significant volume of domestic and international visitors to the region, with around 1.5 million people expected to attend Commonwealth Games ticketed events.


MaryAnne Edwards, CEO of AIMEX & Superyacht Australia, said “Hosting ASMEX in conjunction with the Sanctuary Cove Boat show makes sense”.

“We are always conscious that we need to maximise members’ time and holding a conference during an event like this allows everyone the opportunity to attend. It is fantastic for the industry that the show is supporting the conference again, allowing us to offer significantly lower registration fees than any other industry conference.”

Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) General Manager Johan Hasser said “The Show is proud to again partner with AIMEX-Superyacht Australia to present the 2018 Australian Superyacht & Marine Conference (ASMEX)”.

“The partnership between SCIBS and ASMEX is a longstanding and mutually supportive one which, in this particularly significant year for our region, promises to deliver even more benefits to our industry.

“Each year, ASMEX attracts an impressive line-up of superyacht industry leaders, among them company founders, CEOs and senior managers, many of whom stay on to experience the latest in Australian marine innovation and lifestyle on display at SCIBS.

“Together, SCIBS and ASMEX provide a compelling platform for delegates, members, guest speakers and exhibitors to network and build strong business relationships that in turn yield lucrative results for Australian manufacturers and brands.”

SCIBS is widely recognised as one of the premier boat shows on the marine industry’s international calendar. 2018 will mark the 30th anniversary of the world-famous boating festival, which is expected to attract a record number of exhibitors and visitors to Sanctuary Cove Village on Australia’s spectacular Gold Coast.





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