Focus Session: Maximizing a Ship Port Appearance

Maximizing a Ship Port Appearance

Speakers: Captain Dan Moreland, Captain John Beebe-Center, Paul Bishop, David Choate

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When a ship comes into port for a visit, spontaneously or for a festival, what is the best way to make the most of it for all concerned?  This panel discussion addresses working with port organizers for publicity and program visibility, making it work financially, what we have learned over the years for a better public experience for long-term program exposure, day sails and night sails (who determines how many is safe when you’re trying to meet everyone’s budget); managing weather and dockside or on-water activities – who makes the call? What the ship needs to know to help make the Port Host’s reach its goals and what the Port needs from the ship for promotion and better dockside management.

Speaker: Captain Dan Moreland

Captain Dan Moreland

 Sailing ship master, rigger, sailmaker, historic ship and skills preservationist; Master of the Barque PICTON CASTLE on her world voyages. Sailing ship business developer and operator for historical ships. Shipmaster at many a Tall Ship event on the East Coast, Great Lakes and Europe. Believes in delivering the goods to the ports.

Speaker: Captain John Beebe-Center

Captain John Beebe-Center

 Captain since 1986.  Master of many vessels including sail training, passenger, youth at risk and attraction vessels. Masters in Marine affairs: 1999 Master, Oceans-1600gt aux-sail; 2010 Recipient of the Allen Agency Insurance and Financial Safety Award.  Journeyman Captain with many tall ship events experience.

Speaker: David Chaote, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Conventures, Inc.

David Choate

David oversees the day-to-day operations of Conventures Event Management, Public Relations, Sports Marketing, Destination Management and Business Development teams. David served as Director of Operations for Sail Boston 2000, Inc. and was the project manager for both Sail Detroit as part of the 300th Anniversary of the City ofDetroit and the US Navy’s Bicentennial of the USS Constitution as well as project manager for Sail Boston 2009.

Speaker: Paul Bishop, Head of Race Directorate, Sail Training International

Paul Bishop

Paul Bishop joined Sail Training International in July 2006 from the UK national sail training organization, ASTO, where he was Business Manager.  Prior to that he served in various management functions with sail training providers, was a frequent competitor (skipper) in The Tall Ships Races, and Assistant Race Director for these races (1987-93).  He is a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and Ocean Instructor and Examiner, and past member of the RYA Yachtmaster Qualification Panel.




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