|ISS Announces 2016-2019 Board of Directors 2/9/2016|
The ISS (International Superyacht Society) announces its 20162019 Board of Directors and Past Presidents Council. For the current year and based on a memberbased democratic voting system, ISS stakeholders have awarded eight Board positions for three years for the 2016-2019 term.
Click the link for full press release 8 February 2016-ISS Announces 2016-2019 Board of Directors.pdf
|ISS January 2016 Newsletter 1/27/2016|
Vote for the 2016 ISS Board of Directors
The race to join the ISS Board is exciting, close and needs your vote! The 2016 ballot represents the full array of leadership it takes to sustain a global luxury industry. The nominees embody each phase of the yachting experience from drafting table to build, yacht and fleet management, piloting and crew recruitment, marina and yacht repair to the editors who beckon new enthusiasts and provide insight to us all. For a ballot, contact Vanessa Stuart, firstname.lastname@example.org. You must be an ISS member to vote.
Fabien Cousteau Webinar-Postponed to 18 February 2016
In late breaking news and on the heels of that other watery phenomenon, snow (the Blizzard of 2016), we are postponing our Fabien Cousteau Webinar until 18 February 2016. His presentation, Fabien Cousteau: Explorer, Aquanaut, Story Maker, follows his path, what it was like growing up with Jacques Cousteau as his grandfather, vivid memories, his dedication to ocean conservation and his current, future and non-profit initiatives. Your invitation will arrive two weeks in advance of the Webinar.
Commit to the Global Superyacht Industry: Join an ISS Committee
Behind the scenes there is a lot of work being done. Like all successful not-for-profit organizations, ISS has a committee structure peopled by those with strong commitment to best practices and addressing issues to benefit our global business. It is from their work we developed these ideas: Good for You, Good for Your Business, Good for Our Industry. Read about each ISS committee and join one today!
|ISS December 2015 Newsletter 12/16/2015|
All Best Tidings for a Cozy & Festive Holiday Season & Happy New Year
Introducing the 2016 ISS Board of Directors Nominees
While nominations to the ISS Board of Directors remains open until December 21st, a remarkable roster of global superyacht industry leadership is already slated for the Official ISS 2016 Ballot.
Fabien Cousteau Webinar-Save the January Date
ISS, Fabien Cousteau and Oceanco-the perennial sponsor of the ISS Fabien Cousteau Blue Award-are over the moon in announcing the first-ever Fabien Cousteau Webinar. During the Webinar, Fabien will discuss Mission 31 and the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, his non-profit. For now, we asked him to give us a feel for his ocean passions in advance of January 28th.
The Year in Review...The Year Ahead
At year's end, ISS acknowledges the incredible support of our global superyacht industry, the contributions from our Board, Members, Sponsors and Committees, and we know it's time to look forward to what we can accomplish in 2016. ISS is proud of our track record. It is one of moving forward on key initiatives that authenticate our fundamental mission: to Ensure Sustainability & Excellence in the Global Superyachting Industry.
|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.