After the last-minute cancellation of the Antibes Yacht Show by the company who organised the event, the President of the SAEM, Port Vauban General Manager and first Deputy Mayor of the City of Antibes, Mr. Pauget, asked the ASAP(Association to Support Port Vauban Development) to consider an alternative for the dates announced so as not to leave the popular French Riviera yacht charter destination – Antibes missing from the International Yachting calendar.
ASAP has decided to accept this challenge and in 3 weeks has brought together more than 30 partners and 75% of the budget required for this new event: Antibes Celebrates Yachting which will take place on April 24th and 25th 2015 on Port Vauban, Bastion St Jaume and IYCA (Billionaires Quay).
Antibes Celebrates Yachting (ACY) is an event concept that combines professionalism and conviviality, an option quite suitable to the life on Port Vauban and the best potentially feasible alternative in the short time frame, considering the lack of initial funding and structure to support such an organization.
Event: on the concept of speed networking, professionals can exchange ideas and highlight their expertise to a respective B2B mind. The human dimension of the event set on the Bastion St Jaume, allows to keep a spirit of friendliness while remaining efficient.
Brokerage, superyacht charter, networking, employment forum, seminars and many activities will be part of the program of these two days representing the different companies and professions the large yachting.
The support of the international professional association MYBA (Mediterranean Yacht Brokers Association) will allow professionals to exhibit their yachts on the dock of the IYCA as well as in front of the Bastion Saint Jaume.
Although aimed to the professional, ACY 2015 will be open to the public and the entrance will be free.
This event illustrates the new dynamic of port and reflects the impressive solidarity and exceptional responsiveness of the Yachting industry in Antibes.