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Tel: +377 93 10 65 05
Email: energychallenge@ycm.org

Conference #energyboatchallenge


Thursday 23 March 2023

This meeting for all those involved in the sector is a chance to get the latest updates on alternative energy and energy efficiency in yachting. This year, participants will discuss on the theme: ‘Encouraging Sustainability in Yachting, engaging the industry and the next generation of engineers’.

9.00am - 12.30pm

08.45am:  Welcome at the Yacht Club de Monaco (Ballroom - Deck 3)

09.15am:    Opening Words

09.30am:  Initiatives for & from the Yachting Industry
Round table: providing the keys to owners and the industry for a future with more sustainable yachts
Dr. Vienna Eleuteri, Initiator & Vice Chair of Water Revolution Foundation
Natalie Quevert, Project Manager of SEA Index
Ollie Taylor, Associate Director Anthesis of MarineShift360

10.15am:   Inspiring the future of zero emissions yachting - S/Y Zero
Innovations & Inspirations onboard Sailing Yacht Zero
Marnix Hoekstra, Creative Director of Vripack
Kees Jan Koster, Foundation ZERO

10.45am      Coffee Break

11.00am:     The Future of the Yachting Industry.. the Seed is with the younger generations
Industry/Students round tables:
- Developing electric & hybrid (hydrogen-electric) boat
Emma Alblas, Hydromotion Team – TU Delft
Francois Richard, Co-Founder & CEO of Lanéva
Carlos Vassallo, Head of Sales Med of X Shore
Michele Straniero, VP International Operations of Sealance
Rory Trahair, CEO of Vita Yachts
David Bartoletti, General Manager of SECO MARINE

- The Hulls of tomorrow
Mattia Valitutti, Vice President Operations of EPFL
Espen Oeino, Designer & Naval Architect of EOI
Éric Magré , Technical Director & Associate Founder of DIAMOND
Sue Putallaz, CEO of MobyFly
Rémi Laval-Jeantet, Commercial Director of GREENFLOW
Axel Brangenfedt, Commercial Business Development Executive of Candela

- Paving the way towards an innovative future
Thomas Grosjean, Marine Fuel Cell Engineering Manager of Helion
Szilard Czibere, Development Engineer of ShippingLab
Gerhardus Breedt, Senior Adviser, Talent & Enrichment of Institut Auf Dem Rosenberg

12.30pm:    Closure words followed by Networking lunch & conclusion

Conference Day

Thursday 6 July 2023

This half day of conference welcomes the industry, YCM members & the public around keynote presentations & roundtables, highlighting the industry’s challenges & progress towards a more responsible yachting future.






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Founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and presided by HSH the Sovereign Prince Albert II since 1984, the Yacht Club de Monaco brings together 2,500 members from 80 nationalities. With the most prestigious private yachts in the world under its umbrella, YCM now occupies a unique place in the world of yachting and international yachting.

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