YBAA University 2022 (YBAA U)

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YBAA University is an annual series of educational programs offered each summer. Attendees receive training in preparation for the CPYB exam, as well as networking opportunities and participation in business presentations, technology sessions, and panel discussions.

These convenient conferences provide added value for all members wishing to keep in close touch with the issues and challenges facing the industry. As an added benefit, the CPYB brokers receive 7 recertification credits for full-day attendance.


Thank You to our YBAA University Sponsors

Brewer Yacht Sales Northstar Logo Nemd Logo Hr Wm J. Kolkmeyer Yachts

 

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
Thursday, July 14, 2022

  Regular Rate (Deadline: June 30, 2022) Late/On-Site Rate 
Member $100 $125
Non-Member $125 $150

 

Register Here


 

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HOTEL
Marriott Providence Downtown


Check-in time: 4 PM
Check-out time: 11 AM

Room Rate: 15% discount on selling rate

Click Here to Reserve Your Room

Reservation Instructions

1. Click on Special Rates/Rewards
2. Click on Corporate/Promotional Code
3. Enter Code: K6Y

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YBAA U PARTNERSHIP & SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Showcase your company during the 2022 YBAA University (YBAA U) event scheduled in Providence, RI on July 14, 2022. This full-day professional education and networking event is the perfect venue to promote your company’s valuable services and products, with exceptional recognition and exposure for your business. Sign up today to ensure your company is included in all pre-event marketing. It’s a low-cost, effective opportunity to show your commitment to industry standards while investing in your company’s success!

YBAA U Partnership

YBAA U Sponsorship Opportunities

$500 YBAA Members; $750 Non-members

  • Recognition of your partnership with your company logo, linked to your site, in all pre-event promotions, post-event communications, and on the YBAA website.
  • Recognition of your support from the podium and in the onsite booklet.
  • One complimentary registration to attend the Providence YBAA U event.
  • Complimentary report of attendee emails and mailing addresses.
  • Recognition of your partnership in three issues of the monthly YBAA Yacht Broker News.

Add an Exhibit Table (Members Only) - $100

Continental Breakfast Sponsor - $1,000

Recognition from the podium, in onsite signage, and in the printed booklet

Networking Lunch Sponsor - $2,000

Recognition from the podium, in onsite signage, and in the printed booklet

Dry Bag - $2,000

Keep your things dry on your boat or at the beach with this durable bag branded with your logo.

Coffee Mug - $850

Extend your brand with your company logo on a ceramic coffee mug

Pen - $600

Your logo will be on the pens provided to attendees

 

Secure Your Sponsorship Here

Have questions? Contact Cathy Vick or JP Skov.

 


 

2022 PROGRAM AGENDA
Marriott Providence Downtown • Providence, RI

July 14, 2022
CPYB CE: 7 Hours (Reported by Sponsor)

START TIME

END TIME

DESCRIPTION

LOCATION

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Foyer

9:00 AM

9:30 AM

Welcome

Grand Ballroom

9:30 AM

10:45 AM

Digital Marketing in the Yachting Industry
with Rob Bowman

Grand Ballroom

10:45 AM

11:00 AM

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM

12:00 PM

Technical Panel Discussion

Grand Ballroom

12:00 PM

1:00 PM

Lunch

Grand Ballroom

1:00 PM

2:15 PM

Insurance Panel Discussion

Grand Ballroom

2:15 PM

2:30 PM

Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

2:30 PM

4:00 PM

Legal Panel Discussion

Grand Ballroom

4:00 PM

4:30 PM

Wrap-Up & Adjournment

Grand Ballroom

4:45 PM

6:30 PM

YBAA Reception
sponsored by YachtWorld 

Aqua Patio

 


2022 SPEAKERS & SESSIONS
Marriott Providence Downtown • Providence, RI

July 14, 2022


SPEAKER(S)

BIO SESSION SESSION DESCRIPTION

Rob Bowman
Keynote Speaker

Rob Bowman

Rob Bowman has specialized in digital marketing in the boating and yachting industry since 2005 with past experiences at MarineMax, Yachtworld, as well as HMY Yachts. Rob currently owns a yacht-focused marketing consultancy with clients that include Absolute Yachts, Fleming Yachts, Staten Island Yacht Sales, United Yacht Sales, Seattle Yachts, Sandy Hook Yachts, and others.

Digital Marketing in the Yachting Industry

This presentation will be an overview of the digital marketing landscape in the yachting industry today. Points of interest will cover YachtBroker.org and its benefits, as well as the foundation for a good online marketing strategy that includes search engine optimization, content creation, social media, and other digital opportunities.

Hal Slater
Moderator

Hal Slater

Coming Soon

Matt Fries
Panelist

Matt Fries

Matt is the Business Acquisition Manager at Navico where he’s worked for over 15 years.

Navico is a division of Brunswick Corporation’s Advanced Systems Group (ASG) and includes the B&G, Lowrance, Simrad, and C-Map brands.

Technical Panel Coming Soon

John Beveridge
Panelist

John Bev

John has worked for Raymarine as their Regional Sales Manager for the past 4 and a half years.  He has been in the industry for a total of 24 years in various roles. He and his wife moved to Maine in 2010, prior to that John live in and around the Chesapeake Bay.

John got his passion for boating from his father when he and his father built several small boats growing up. John and his wife have two daughters, 4 and 8 years old, and 2 crazy dogs. John and his family spend most of their weekends in the summer at their family’s lake house in Maine.

Eric Smith
Moderator

Eric Smith

Coming Soon

Denise Hanna Moderator

Denise Hanna

Denise is a Certified Professional Yacht Broker with Atlantic Cruising Yachts and she has been in the Yacht Sales industry since 1995. Denise is a Catamaran specialist and won several awards throughout her career. Denise has extensive knowledge of the boating industry and represented many brands over the years, including Taswell, Valiant, Tartan, Sabre, Beneteau, Lagoon and was the National Sales Manager for Beneteau Sailboats from 2012 to 2014.

Jonathan Chapman Moderator

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As President of YBAA, Jonathan has been paramount in their form’s revision committee and assisted in redesigning the contracts used by licensed brokers across the industry. He is a member of IYBA (International Yacht Brokers Association) and earned his CPYB (Certified Professional Yacht Broker) certification in 2005. He is also a Florida-licensed yacht broker and a licensed yacht captain.

Insurance Panel Coming Soon

Maurice Cusick
Panelist

Maurice Cusick

Maurice began sailing tall ships out of Newport in the 1970s.  He attended Salve Regina College where “the nuns” sent him to law school. He graduated magna cum laude. He attended Marquette Law School, was an editor of the Marquette Law Review, and practiced criminal law in Wisconsin. After that, during a delivery, he ended up on St. Croix.  He has handled hundreds of cases, including approximately 40 murder ones in federal court.

Legal Panel Coming Soon

JP Skov
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Coming Soon