|ISS November 2015 Newsletter 11/24/2015|
2015 Design & Leadership Award Winners
Hats off. Champagne popped. Bravo to the design and leadership winners of ISS's 25th Annual Awards. Masters of the aesthetic and trailblazers of a global industry.
Crisis Public Relations 404
At its recent annual members' breakfast in Fort Lauderdale, the ISS hosted a well-attended panel discussion on crisis communications. From a consultant who works with major corporations and governments to yachting-industry representatives, the panelists emphasized that the days of waiting weeks before responding to an adverse situation are long gone. Camera phones, social media, and as-it-happens news websites mean that word-and rumors-spread fast.
Superyacht Industry Associations’ Alliance Summit at METS
The first Global Summit of superyacht trade associations was held at METS and ended on a very positive note. Representatives from international associations and countries including Australia, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Italy, the USA and the Isle of Man gathered before the opening of METSTRADE 2015 to discuss collaboration on global challenges facing the Superyacht industry, yacht operators and yacht crew.
Jean-Michel Cousteau-A Life for the Water Planet
Explorer. Environmentalist. Educator. Film Producer. For more than five decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet. ISS gratefully acknowledges his participation in the 25th Annual Gala, standing in for his son Fabien Cousteau in presenting the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award.
|Invite to the ISS Mixer at METS 11/11/2015|
Click the link for orginal invite ISS Annual Mixer at METS.pdf
|Destination Cuba Article from the ISS YachtInfo Seminars 11/11/2015|
Please click the link for information from the ISS YachtInfo Seminars about "Destination Cuba" http://cubajournal.co/expert-panel-on-cuba-yachting-speaks-to-overflow-crowd/
|ISS Announces Design and Leadership Award Winners 11/4/2015|
To see winners list click the link below
|ISS Awards Gala Invite 10/26/2015|
ISS Design Awards Gala - 25th Anniversary
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
o4 November 2015 at 18h00-Midnight
|ISS 2015 October Newsletter 10/22/2015|
ISS 2015 FLIBS Event Schedule
With our annual Monaco Membership Mixer in our wake and our Annual METS Membership Mixer off the bow, our highly energized schedule of FLIBS events provides our members and industry with great opportunities celebrate, network, collaborate and learn: all key components of our Mission to Ensure Sustainability & Excellence in the Global Superyachting Industry.
2015 Nominees for ISS's Awards of Distinction
Each year at the ISS Annual Awards Gala, we recognise the excellence of the people in our industry as much as we do the design excellence in the beautiful superyachts we produce. Congratulate this year's nominees when you see them on the docks at FLIBS.
YachtInfo FLIBS-Four Key Topics Presented over Four Consecutive Mornings
ISS is delighted to again present YachtInfo at FLIBS. In response to the global industry’s request for best timing and accessibility, we’ve structured the program to ensure as many who would like to attend can without compromising time at the show. YachtInfo seminars are now being presented each morning from November 5-November 8 from 8:30 am - 10:00 am at the Swimming Hall of Fame, courtesy of AIM Pavilion. Topics cover two main subjects: Superyacht Business and Superyacht Operations with two days covering each. YachtInfo FLIBS is made possible by Royal Huisman, perennial Education Sponsor.
The Global Consolidation Trend-Managing Change when Companies Merge
Derik Wagner, ISS President and Sr. VP and President, Yacht Services at MTN, an EMC Company writes with first-hand erudition on the upward trend in global consolidation. A philosophical commentary, his points work for all whether consolidation is at hand, or not.
|ISS September 2015 Newsletter 9/21/2015|
Design Awards Finalists
ISS members have voted and we are delighted to present the finalists for the 25th Annual ISS Design Awards. Votes-a privilege of ISS membership-are cast annually for a remarkable collection of yachts as nominated by the superyacht industry and stakeholders. We thank all who participate in bringing these astonishing feats of design and engineering to the global marketplace and to those who take the time and deliberation to present their vessels, to vote for them and the judges who now have the awesome responsibility to carefully weigh, in great detail, the merits of each.
ISS Superyacht UK Monaco Mixer
At the International Superyacht Society, we enjoy close relationships with perennial sponsors, those who’ve come to bat year after year in support of our mission and our members. As has been the case since we began our Monaco Mixer years ago, we pair up with one or more international associations to broaden the event. At Viking’s great suggestion, this year we are proud to host this members-only event with Superyacht UK.
25th Anniversary Advertising Opportunity
ISS’s Awards for Design and Leadership remains the longest-running celebration of its kind, remarkably our Silver Anniversary this year. The printed Gala Program is published to accompany this prestigious event that recognizes outstanding achievements in the superyacht industry in the past year and the people who make our industry unique and outstanding. By advertising, you’ll enjoy this great opportunity for your company to be recognized by this elite industry, our owners, clients and potential prospects.
|ISS August 2015 Newsletter 8/21/2015|
Crisis PR Management: When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies and People
Yachts sink. Shipyards have financial troubles and get acquired. Accidents occur onboard. None of these scenarios is pleasant to think of, but that doesn’t make them go away. Don’t let the rumour mill spin your story for you-and turn your customers away. Crisis PR Management: When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies and People is the feature panel presentation of ISS’s Annual Membership Breakfast on Wednesday 4 November 2015 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award: Celebrating Active Stewardship of Marine Ecosystems
For the sake of our health, our children and grandchildren and even our economic well-being, we must make protecting the planet our top priority. -David Suzuki (award-winning scientist, environmentalist and broadcaster). One of the most prestigious awards each year, the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award celebrates those who incorporate feasible environmental focus in their initiatives, products and professional ethos.
Support for Cogs4Cancer & Sail4Cancer is a Great Example of Industry Philanthropy
ISS applauds the many companies and people who work, and play, in support of those whose lives are touched by difficult circumstance. The elegant nature of our industry reaches out beyond the shores of our day-to-day jobs whether we are sea- or land-based.
|ISS July 2015 Newsletter 7/23/2015|
Within days, ISS Members will receive their invitation to vote for this year’s Design Awards finalists. Voting for the world’s most outstanding yachts is a privilege of ISS Membership. If you’re not an ISS Member, join today. Your vote furthers the legacy of the ISS Design Awards.
The Annual ISS Regatta-A Blow by Blow Account
If you weren’t there for the fourth incarnation of the re-booted sailing event where companies in our industry compete against one another in matched 38 footers on the Solent, here’s a snapshot of what you missed: Curry Night, Big Saturday Winds, Ken Hickling Walks off a Dock.
A Company or Individual You Know Deserves Recognition
Who among us does not know an individual or company deserving of broad recognition? All ISS Awards of Distinction are open to ISS Membership nomination; many are open to industry nomination. ISS requests that DCA nominations be made prior to 18 August 2015. Click here for the 2015 nomination form
NEW! Student Membership Level
In recognition that university and technical-school students are the future of the yachting industry, the ISS is pleased to introduce a Student Membership Level. This new membership empowers these young men and women to join our global community of hundreds of professionals in the yachting field. They’ll be able to meet and network with you, and you in turn might just find the next best intern or apprentice for your needs.
|ISS June 2015 Newsletter 6/19/2015|
We're Having a Party...for 25 Years!
In 1991, The Superyacht Society (SYS) held its first Gala to fete the finest in yacht
design. In 2015, the International Superyacht Society (ISS) holds our 25th Gala celebrating Yacht Design and Leadership. Over these 25 years, custom superyachts of every description have been nominated and revered. It's also become clear that in our unique business-with a clientele envied by most other industries-recognizing extraordinary and innovative talent from crew to corner office is integral to exulting the way we approach the marketplace. Mark your calendar! 4 November 2015. Broward Center for the Performing Arts. 6:00 pm. Awards Ceremony Commences at 7:30. Dinner will follow.
ISS Leadership Award Nominations Open up to Industry
Widely considered the most prestigious of all awards to recognize unprecedented professional and personal achievement, the International Superyacht Society's Leadership Award has feted the most noted industry executives over many years. The ISS Leadership Award is awarded annually to an individual whose "beliefs, values, character, ethics and vision" have led our industry to a better place with more noble and higher missions. This individual is one who regularly and persistently seeks to achieve a higher standard of professionalism in all aspects of conduct in the global yachting industry.
ISS Strategic Roundup
To Ensure Excellence and Sustainability in the Global Yachting Industry-ISS's Mission Statement-our current Strategic Objectives are spearheaded by ISS Board Members. With Member Events and Professional Development well in hand, Ocean Advocacy and An Ethical Industry take center stage.
ISS is busy around the world with a wide variety of activities and host of colleagues benefitting from the collaborative effort of sailing together, in educational forums and dining, drinking and dancing to benefit a worthy cause.