2019 AYCA Seminar Speakers Announced for Newport Charter Yacht Show

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The American Yacht Charter Association (AYCA) announced today confirmed guest speakers for the daily show breakfasts and their annual AYCA Seminar Series & Breakfast which will be held during the Newport Charter Yacht Show presented by Helly Hansen Newport. AYCA will host one speaker each morning during the Belle's Daily Breakfast on June 18 and 19 and a panel discussion and series of speakers on Thursday, June 20 under the main show tent.

Guest speakers from Belize Sailing Vacations will be speaking on Wednesday morning, June 19, during the Belle's Daily Breakfast under the main show tent. They will speak about discovering Belize, "A Curious Place" for one hour from 8:45am - 9:45am. This seminar is free and open to all registered show participants. 

On Thursday, June 20, the morning will start with a panel discussion about Maritime Arbitration, Maritime Liens, Demise Contracts, and General Questions. This panel discussion will feature presenters from Clinton & Muzyka, P.C., a maritime defense firm who represent clients internationally, nationally, and throughout the New England area. This panel discussion will take place from 8:55am-9:25am and is open to participants who register for the AYCA seminar.

Speakers from the 2018 Charter Show, above. Photo: © Billy Black

Speakers from the 2018 Charter Show, above. Photo: © Billy Black


Thursday, June 20, 9:30am-11:00am

The AYCA Need for Speed Rotating Roundtables will begin at 9:30am with 15 minutes per topic and it is limited to 8-10 guests per table. The topics this year are:

Belize Sailing Vacations - Meet the owners and hear about the variety of catamaran sailing itineraries out of Belize City. Belize is the biggest reef system in the Western Hemisphere. All-inclusive vacations for full week of 5 days. Fishing, diving, eating fresh food every day... It is the other Caribbean! Coined as "curious place", former British Honduras offers so much for every age group.

FANFOUNDRY - 2019 AYCA Luxury Travel Market Update The luxury broker's expertise remains relevant, if you adapt to the expanding travel choices and expectations of the tech-savvy, beliefs-driven HNW buyer. We will examine how "Why people buy" is a different conversation today. 

YACHTING MAGAZINE - Marketing Insights presented by David Carr Publisher / Director of Business Development at Bonnier Corporation

CLINTON & MUZYKA, P.C. - Meet Thomas J. MuzykaJohn J. Bromley , Robert E. Collins, attorneys for a one on one question/answer that you may not have heard on the panel discussion. 


For more information about participating as a speaker or sponsoring the AYCA Seminar, contact PR Chair, Carol Kent (vacation@carolkent.com). AYCA Seminar Committee Members: Sandy Carney (sandy@sandersonyachting.com); Jennifer Saia (jennifer@bnbyachtcharters.com); Sylvia Weston (swanboat29@yahoo.com); Molly Marston (molly.marston@oysteryachts.com).