Date: 22 January 2010
Vanessa Stuart, ISS Administrator
Amy Halsted, ISS Executive Director
Upcoming ISS Miami Mixer Presented by Marsh
Staunch ISS Supporter, Marsh, Sponsors 2nd Annual Event
22 January 2010, Fort Lauderdale, FL: The International Superyacht Society (ISS) is delighted to announce that Marsh has once again agreed to sponsor an ISS event. Long the ISS Silver Supporter of the Annual Membership Breakfast in Fort Lauderdale, Marsh now lends its support to ISS for a 2010 Miami Membership Mixer. The event is expected to draw a wide range of industry colleagues—from company executives to owners and captains and crew—in the festive environment of the Collins Avenue Show Yacht and Brokerage Show. It will be held on 11 February 2010 at the Eden Roc from 6:30-8:00 pm.
“Marsh welcomes these opportunities to bring the large yacht industry together in a social setting,” says Rob Carron, Marsh’s AVP, Senior Sales and Risk Consultant. “As both a Silver Supporter of ISS and with a long-standing commitment to having a Marsh executive on ISS’s Board of Directors, our dedication to the global superyacht industry remains a top priority. Through events like the ISS Miami Mixer and the Annual Membership Breakfast, we are able to offer a tangible platform for the networking mandate that ISS membership has identified as a leading reason for ISS affiliation,” he continues.
While colleagues from all industry companies, associations and media are invited to the Mixer, attendance is free for ISS members and is $50.00 for non-members.
About Marsh Private Client Services
Marsh Private Client Services provides personal insurance, advice, consultation, and risk management solutions to high net worth individuals and families. We represent approximately 20 percent of the Forbes 400 list. Over $5 billion in coverage is placed for fine art, collectibles and jewelry for our clients. Specialty Practices include Family Office, Farm & Ranch, Fine Art, Life Insurance Services, and Luxury Yachts.
Our Luxury Yacht Practice specializes in designing and implementing risk management programs for approximately 300 luxury yachts worldwide with values ranging from $5M to over $275M including some of the world’s largest privately owned yachts.
Marsh has over 23,000 employees and provides advice and transactional capabilities to clients in over 100 countries. Marsh is a unit of Marsh & McLennan Companies (MMC), a global professional services firm with approximately 52,000 employees and annual revenue of $11 billion. MMC also is the parent company of Guy Carpenter, the risk and reinsurance specialist; Kroll, the risk consulting firm; Mercer, the provider of HR and related financial advice and services; and Oliver Wyman, the management consultancy. MMC’s stock (ticker symbol: MMC) is listed on the New York, Chicago and London stock exchanges. MMC's Web Site is www.mmc.com
About International Superyacht Society
The International Superyacht Society is the sole organization serving and representing the large yacht industry worldwide. Society members are individuals and companies who have been recognized for their leadership and dedication to raising the standards of design construction, maintenance, repair and operation of large yachts.
Founded in 1989, the Society is a not-for-profit organization and relies wholly on membership dues, the support of corporate sponsors, revenues from special events, and other donations. An elected Board of Directors guides the Society’s activities.
Education Programs are conducted internationally and include open forums such as symposia, informal gatherings and round-tables. It is a Society priority to foster dialogue among Society members and others in the large yacht segment of the marine industry, leading to the strengthening and growth of the business interests of Society members and the industry as a whole.