The annual ASMEX Conference continues to feature a stellar line-up of speakers delivering high-calibre industry discussions, proving that our members and others in the industry value the platform.

The speakers acknowledge the benefits of the networking opportunities with key industry individuals, both as local and international connections; government representatives supporting the Australian marine industry and with the presenters and speakers themselves who are pleased to share their views backed by extensive industry knowledge and experience.

ASMEX 2024 KEYNOTE Speakers annouNced!

Keynote Speaker

Theo Hooning

Secretary General, Superyacht Builders Association (SYBAss)

Kitty McGowan

President, U.S. Superyacht Association

Petros Michelidakis

Director, boot Düsseldorf


David Good

CEO, Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX), Superyacht Australia (SYA) and Australian Commercial Marine Group (ACMG)


Steve Connolly

Director, Nautical Solutions

Captain John Kavanagh

Principal, Pacific Maritime Lawyers & Notaries

Angus McDonald

CEO, Maritime Impulse

Mark Mellinger

President, Headhunter Inc.

Steve Mitchell

Engineering Manager, Ampcontrol Cameron Park

Chris Munster

Director, Probiotic Power

Damon Rahmate

CEO & Co-Founder, Genevo Marine


Chris Blackwell

Sales & Marketing Manager, Echo Marine Group; Director, AIMEX; Chairman, Superyacht Australia

Captain JT Bundren

Captain, MY Pangaea

Gillian Carter

Director, Pacific Marine Design

Paul Clayton

Managing Director, Blank Canvas Studio

Luke Fryett

Founder, Bula Coffee

Peter Munckton

Chief Economist, Bank of Queensland

Angela Pennefather

Founder, Melanesian Luxury Yachts

Jeremy Spear

Director, Spear Green Design; President, Australian International Marine Export Group

Paul Steinmann


Melissa White

Director South Pacific, Seakeepers