ASMEX 2020 will continue to build on the conferences’ solid reputation for delivering quality and current industry information, tackling key issues, forecasting future trends in the industry and offering a platform for invaluable networking opportunities for all delegates. 

Main Conference:

Monday 18 May 12 noon – 17:30 | Tuesday 19 May 08:30 – 15:30 

A 2020 Vision for the Future: Building a Stable and Successful Industry

This year the ASMEX 2020 program will tackle with the future of the industry through forward looking sessions addressing questions on where the marine industry in Australia, the South Pacific and the global industry as a whole is heading and what steps should be taken to ensure its continued success in the new decade to come. 

ASMEX 2020 will include the following sessions: 

  • Opening Keynote Address
  • The Global Market Place – The 2020 State of the Superyacht Fleet with discussion on new builds, refit and brokerage
  • The Charter Market – The Australian marketplace, regulations and how to build a successful strategy to attract the global fleet
  • Migration Patterns and Pacific Partnerships
  • The 36th America’s Cup
  • The Future of Yacht Transportation
  • Building the Next Generation
  • The Australian Ship Building Industry
  • The Green Agenda – climate change and sustainability
  • In Conversation – up close interviews with industry personalities
  • The Passenger Vessel Industry in Australia 
  • And more to come … 
(Please note: start times are subject to change)

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Mentoring & Education Export Series PROGRAM

Tuesday May 19 | 10:00 am – 15:00 pm

As the inaugural Mentoring & Education Export Series (MEES), AIMEX is pleased to offer a program focussing on business issues facing some Australian marine exporters. We encourage all exporters (members and non-members) to take the time to attend to learn more about managing a marine export business, meet others who can share their experiences and to network during the coffee breaks and lunch with the entire group of ASMEX attendees.

These sessions offer tremendous value priced at only $295 + GST for members and $395 + GST for non-members as the MEES delegate pass includes attendance at the Australian Marine Industry Awards Pre Dinner Drinks and Gala Dinner on the evening of Tuesday 19 May, 2020.  You won’t find better value than this ! 

The MEES Program will include sessions on: 

  • Securing an Agent or Distributor Overseas
  • How to Promote your Business – top marketing tips from those in the industry
  • Patent Protection
  • Succession Planning
  • Export Finance
  • Key International Boat Shows to Attend and Why

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ASMEX 2020 will host two main social events through the conference:

Monday May 18 | 18:00 – 19:30 | Welcome Drinks

Welcome Drinks are for all ASMEX 2020 Main Conference registered delegates. This event is included in your registration.  Refer to below to purchase additional tickets. 

Tuesday May 19 | 19:00 – 22:30 | Australian Marine Industry Awards Gala Dinner

Venue: Ballroom, InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort, Sanctuary Cove

The Pre Dinner Drinks and Gala Dinner are for all registered ASMEX 2020 Main Conference and the Export Series delegates.  Both these events are included in your registration

19:00:  Pre Dinner Drinks 

20:00:  Australian Marine Industry Awards Gala Dinner

22:30: Close of Award Dinner

Additional Tickets: To purchase additional tickets to either of the above events, you can do so at the same time as you register.  To purchase additional tickets after you have registered, simply return to the online registration form, complete your basic details again ( name, company, email etc) then scroll down to the social events drop-down options and make your purchase.  You will receive an email confirmation. 

Yard Tours:  Wednesday May 20 

ASMEX 2020 also includes a Yard Tour for delegates whereby the local shipyards in the area get to show off their facilities and capabilities.  As a full one-day event with refreshments served throughout, attendees experience a deep-dive into these local businesses, the vessels they service and the expertise available on the ground. For some yards, it also means seeing their expansion plans up close as new servicing areas are completed. 

This is a full day activity.  To express your interest at attending this event, please use the relevant drop down option during your registration or let us know of your interest by emailing

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We will continue to provide more details on the ASMEX 2020 program, speakers and other activities in the lead up to the event. 

To review the ASMEX 2019 program, click here