Focus Session: Keep Your Coverage: Ways you might be exposed/uncovered without even knowing it

Keep Your Coverage: Ways you might be exposed/uncovered without even knowing it

Insurance professionals Chris Richmond and Brett Chase will discuss the many ways in which operators can inadvertently violate their insurance contract and thus void their coverage.  Presentation will cover warranties such as navigation limits, crew and passenger count, conformity with COI & stability letter, approved sail plan; incident reporting; expectations and norms for crew training, operational protocols, recordkeeping; claimant communications; survey recommendations; ensuring credit for premium payment; etc.  Presentation will include actual cases, strategies for proactive compliance, and Q&A. Continue reading

Focus Session: A Look to the Future: Emerging Tech-Driven Trends and their Coming Impact On Your Events

A Look to the Future: Emerging Tech-Driven Trends and their
Coming Impact On Your Events

 This three part session will uncover and unpack the emerging trends, technologies, and strategies that will be impacting your near-future events. The first part will be a fast moving trend spotting presentation that will inspire both big and small ideas. The second part will be a series of deeper dives into the hottest strategies, trends, and technologies we applying to our next events. Finally, the third part will be a question and answer with hands-on exploration and demos of some of the technologies discussed during part one and two.

Presented By
 Brent Turner, SVP, Solutions – Cramer

Brent Turner
Brent Turner

Brent Turner leads the strategy and technology teams for Cramer.
Cramer is a brand experience agency that is thriving in this new experiential era of marketing. Cramer’s fast growth has come as they have expanded their multi-decade relationships with legacy clients, while also landing a new roster of prestigious global brands, including Caterpillar, GE, IBM, Marriott, UPS, and Walmart.
Brent and his teams drive Cramer’s distinctive studio model — a model that brings together an uncommon mix of on-demand, multi-disciplinary talent and capabilities that consistently helps their clients achieve more.
He has had his own uncommon mix of experiences and clients. Prior to joining Cramer, Brent was the chief digital officer inside MIT, held executive leadership positions at Ogilvy and Boathouse, and successfully survived two startup-to-IPO adventures.
Brent remains actively involved in startup communities, where he is the co-creator of a Google-sponsored series of “marketing hackathons” that help startups solve their brand and marketing challenges.
Brent is a graduate of Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. 


A Festivus miracle, just for you


Early Registration deadline has been extended to midnight (EST) on
Friday, December 16

Happy Festivus! Go find your unadorned aluminum Festivus pole and give thanks. Early registration has been extended by ten days.

In leiu of donations to The Human Fund, we invite you to partake in this most sacred of made up holidays by registering for the conference. We won’t be requiring any feats of strength, just click on over to the registration form and fill ‘er out (airing of grievances might come a bit later though).  It’s a Festivus Miracle!

Black Friday – the easy way

Macy's on 34th Street, NYC on Black Friday. Photo: Forbes
Black Friday. Photo: Forbes


Avoid the crowds and sleep in. The easiest deal this year is the one you get by registering early for the conference. Register today and save $100 when the fees increase on Thursday, December 1st.

Since you got so much sleep and are firing on all cylinders, you should also consider nominating a sail trainer or a sail training organization for our annual sail training awards.


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