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monday 21st MAY

The Maxwell Marine Welcome Function

Over 120 delegates from the marine industry attended the Maxwell Marine Welcome Function, the first event of the week to kick of the 2018 ASMEX Conference. The Welcome Function is such a pivotal event being the first opportunity within the conference program for delegates to meet key national and international industry players. 

Thank you to Maxwell Marine who sponsored this event held at the Black Angus Bar and Grill on the waterfront in the Sanctuary Cove Village. 



Conference Day One

The first day’s program provided a full spread of subjects and addressing key issues to the future of Australia’s expanding marine sector. Apart from the very topical superyacht sector there was input on the export and commercial performance of the marine sector; its future prospects and opportunities, and options to attract more yachts to Australia. 

A new feature for ASMEX 2018 was a group of three breakout sessions addressing specific challenges and teasing out the issues in superyacht, marine export performance and the commercial marine sectors. The overall response from the three breakout sessions was very positive. 


2018 Australian Marine Industry Awards & Gala Dinner 

This year’s Australian Marine Industry Awards Gala Dinner was a sell out, with more than 280 guests in attendance to celebrate the achievements of their industry peers. Applying for the Australian Marine Industry Awards is an opportunity to reflect and define business capabilities, and has been described by past winners as a tool also to provide recognition for the hard work and achievements of their team, inspiring them to continually raise the standards in everything that they do.

Congratulations to all 2018 winners, for a full list of winners click here

The Australian Voyage Award was awarded for the first time at ASMEX 2018. This inaugural award was the initiative of Captain Carl Brandes and his wife Melanie, who very generously sponsored this award. After their own experience of winning the Voyagers Award and being in attendance at the World Superyacht Awards announced in Florence, they wanted to share this unbelievable experience and opportunity to promote Australia with the Australian industry. Congratulations to Silent World for winning the first Australian Voyage Award at the 2018 Australian Marine Industry Awards. 


wednesday 23rd may

Conference Day Two 

New opportunities and further developing international links to attract more yachts to visit and provide more business to the Australian marine market were among the topics included in the second day of the ASMEX 2018 conference. 




All photos from the ASMEX 2018 three day event can be viewed here