THE SMART YACHT RENDEZ-VOUS

23-24 March 2023

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Meet with customers, strategic and financial partners to build collaboration in the transition of the yachting industry.

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About the call

Organized by M3, this rendez-vous is dedicated to innovating towards the transition of the yachting industry, working hand in hand with key players. 

The yachting industry’s market value is expected to increase from 8 billion today to over 13 billion in 2030.

The demand for yachts has boomed due to a general increase of disposable wealth and a growing interest in leisure and recreational activities. This current market traction is a positive driver to invest in innovation and further develop sustainable solutions.

The SEA Index by Yacht Club de Monaco and Credit Suisse, the first emissions benchmark for superyachts, is a good illustration. Launched in 2020, it supports the yachting sustainable transition.

This Smart Yacht rendez-vous is designed to accelerate the transition by  gathering key players looking to collaborate and invest in the sustainable transformation of this industry and all along the yacht’s life cycle.

This RDV is open to players of the Yachting industry as well as any other industry to generate cross fertilization towards sustainability. Our action is dedicated to highlight & reward existing solutions and innovation, but also to open opportunities for players that could positively impact the transition.

The networking process begins before the event through:

  • Dedicated digital interactions to learn more about expectations from the yachting industry;
  • One-to-one meetings for candidates to the event awards, meeting with potential customers, investors and partners through digital jury.

Innovative companies will be promoted in an e-catalogue towards +10,000 players of the yachting industry.

Promotion & reward of players and innovation

Organized by our partner Monaco Marina Management (M3), and hosted by the Yacht Club de Monaco, Smart Yacht RDV combines:

  • One to one meetings with potential strategic and financial partners
  • Panels top open discussions on major challenges to be addressed
  • Networking workshops to facilitate collaboration
  • Exhibition area to ease networking activities
  • Award ceremony to give high visibility to innovation in different categories.

Benefits

One-to-one meetings before the event

E-catalogue displayed to +10,000 players.

Press coverage

Social media coverage

Three innovation awards

Startups award
Scaleups award
Corporates award

AUDIENCE & TARGET joining this action

Startups and Scaleups company 

Introduce innovative solutions - Find the right partners - Get visibility.

Corporates from other industries ​

Learn and enter a new market - Get visibility - Find new solutions.

Researchers

Introduce solutions - Find the right partners.

Investors

Develop the Blue Economy investment & portfolio.

Players from the yachting industry

Find innovative and sustainable solutions.

Welcoming innovation in all along Yacht Life cycle 

From its conception to its second life, with example of categories:

  • Innovative Green Propulsion solutions
  • New materials
  • Batteries
  • Water management
  • Design and customization
  • Innovative equipment
  • 3D printing
  • Robotics
  • Paints and corrosion protection
  • CO2 Footprint
  • Energy optimization 
  • Security & safety
  • Services optimization
  • Waste management
  • Interior design
  • Maintenance
  • Biodiversity protection
  • Data management & traceability 
  • Insurance
  • Disassembly
  • Reuse
  • Recycling 
  • ….
life cycle yacht

Process to join networking, e-catalog and competition

Apply

Innovative companies introduce their company, solution and ambition through the application form.

Selection

Internal committee of experts reviews application.

Catalogue

Selected companies get to be displayed in the 2023 e-catalogue.

Jury

Digital jury based on evaluation criteria  defined by experts from the industry. Each candidate will have 3 one to one meetings with 3 different jury members after a mutual interest matching process.

Award

The consensus meeting allows jury members to find an agreement on the most deserving companies competing for each award.

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