The International Superyacht Society (ISS) and Professional Yachtsmen’s Association (PYA) have announced that they are co-hosting one of the must do events during the Monaca Yacht Show, the Meeting of the Associations, again being held at the prestigious Yacht Club de Monaco on Wednesday 22 September 2010 from 17.00-20.00 hrs.
The event, now in its fourth year, is one of the Monaco Yacht Show’s greatest opportunities to network and to enjoy food and wine in a most breathtaking environment. Made possible entirely by the staunch support of PYA and ISS Sponsors, this year’s supporters include some of the most recognizable brands in the large yacht industry: BlackStar, DuPont, Global Marine Communications (GMC) and Viking Recruitment.
In a challenging economic climate, organizations like ISS and PYA rely on the unwavering commitment of companies like these whose support enables the associations to create dynamic networking functions which are more critical than ever to the success of the large yacht industry.
“A few years ago, you might have got by without needing to attend mixers but now forging meaningful business to business relationships is perhaps the jewel in the marketing crown,” says Andrew Schofield, PYA’s President. “The willingness of BlackStar, DuPont, GMC and Viking to provide funding so that we can host our colleagues at a venue like the Yacht Club de Monaco is a testimony to their understanding of the way our industry works,” he continues.
Over the years, the Meeting of the Associations has also featured an International Wine Tasting which is also supported fully by sponsorship. Representing French, Italian and New World wines respectively, PYA and ISS welcome back Froggy Gourmet, SO.SE.MA and Shore Solutions as returning and committed supporters of the event.