Monday 20 May, 2024


17:00 – 19:00

ASMEX 2024 Welcome Drinks

Lagoon Beach Club                                              InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

TUESDAY 21 May, 2024



ASMEX 2024 Registration opens

MacArthur’s Ballroom                                          InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort


Conference commences

Click here for a detailed program

MacArthur’s Ballroom                                          InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort


Conference concludes


17:30 – 19:00

Post-Conference drinks

MacArthur’s Ballroom                                          InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

Scroll down for details on the ASMEX 2024 Speaker’s Program

WEDNESDAY 22 May, 2024


09:30 – 15:45

Gold Coast Industry Tour & Networking Activities

Bus will depart from and return to the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

17:30 – 19:00

Australian Marine Industry Awards      Pre-Dinner Drinks

Pre-Function Area                                                          MacArthur’s Ballroom                                                    InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

19:00 – 23:30

Australian Marine Industry Awards      Gala Dinner

MacArthur’s Ballroom                                          InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort

See below for full details on the ASMEX 2024 Speaker’s Program


With a continued focus on sustainability, ASMEX 2024 looks forward to welcoming a stellar line-up of domestic and international marine industry professionals all sharing their views and latest developments across the industry. 

Kitty McGowan, President of the U.S. Superyacht Association (USSA) will deliver updates about the US superyacht industry, it’s current challenges and future solutions. Kitty has more than 37 years of proven leadership positions in nearly every aspect of the boating, fishing and superyacht industries is an experienced industry veteran. She has been a driving force for positive change at the local, national and international levels.

Theo Hooning, Secretary General, Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss) founded this organisation which continues to oversee the representation of leading superyacht builders globally. Theo is also the Secretary General at The Superyacht Life Foundation; advises the board of the Water Revolution Foundation; and lastly, he serves as Treasurer of the Superyacht Alliance.

Gillian Carter, Pacific Marine Design, will also be on stage for finish of the superyacht builders session. Gillian has recently spent the last five years being an integral part of the management with the Feadship group of companies in The Netherlands. 

Petros Michelidakis is the Director at Messe Düsseldorf, overseeing the Boating and Water Sports sector, including the management of boot Düsseldorf. Petros will present to delegates details on the show and it’s future plans.

The ‘Getting your ‘Head’ around Pollution Prevention and Response’ panel session will spearhead the conversation in marine pollution prevention, management and general waterway health. Panellists are Mark Mellinger, President, Headhunter Inc., from Florida; Capt. John Kavanagh, Principal, Pacific Maritime Lawyers & Notaries; and Chris Munster, Director, Probiotic Power

The panel session ‘Electrification, hybridisation and the switch from conventional fuels’ will feature four renewable energy experts who will present and discuss the latest progress and solutions in this space and explore the implications for the marine industry: Join Angus McDonald, CEO, Maritime Impulse; Steve Mitchell Engineering Manager, Ampcontrol, Cameron Park; Steve Connolly, Director, Nautical Solutions and Damon Rahmate, CEO & Co-founder, Genevo Marine. 

Chris Blackwell, Sales & Marketing Manager at Echo Yachts together with Paul Clayton, Managing Director, Blank Canvas Studios, will introduce innovative marketing concepts for the marine industry utilising advanced VR programs with live demonstrations on stage.

Paul Steinmann, CEO, ENAUTIC will present on the latest in electric hydrofoil technology and introduce the Wave Flyer, the world’s most advanced electric hydrofoil watercraft. 

Peter Munckton, Chief Economist, Bank of Queensland, will provide an in-depth analysis of current economic factors and future prospects for the Australian economy.

Melissa White, Director of South Pacific, International SeaKeepers Society, will present on recent projects and initiatives in the South Pacific. 

More speakers to be announced soon. 

Registration is open!!

Delegate passes to ASMEX 2024 (full program above) and tickets for the 2024 Australian Marine Industry Awards Gala Dinner can be purchased here