Refit Conference Program
The 2019 Refit Show Seminars
Attend the business and technical seminars at the Refit Show to find new ways to improve your refit process.
The Refit Show conference program is designed to be a forum for improving the refit process throughout yacht yards internationally. Our continuing goal is to provide real-world solutions to industry-wide challenges. Our speakers are successful and innovative professionals who want to share their ideas and hear others from the audiences. We encourage collaboration, so our audience members offer as many questions and thoughts as our speakers do.
Register for the Full Conference Program and take any seminars you wish. Or choose to enroll in the ABBRA Certification or Bluewater Certification and join specific seminars provided by our partners.
Select the seminars you’d like to attend and register for the Refit Show.
Wednesday, April 10
The Refit Yard Continuum
Session 1-A: Full-service or full-subcontractor? A panel on the range and benefits.
Mitigating Risk in the Interior
Session 1-B: This seminar will address considerations for interior design and crew training during refit periods.
Trainer, Teacher, Team-Player: Becoming an Effective Instructor
Session 1-C: Identify the characteristics of an effective workplace trainer, and learn how to incorporate them into your own skill-set.
Owners’ Representatives on Refits
Session 2-A: What deep experience brings to the projects.
Mitigating Risk in the Galley
Session 2-B: This seminar will address risk mitigation with respect to galley operations and food safety.
Head of the Class: Creating Your Training Program
Session 2-C: Develop the curriculum for your unique workforce training program and learn how to execute it in your organization.
Engineering Owner Satisfaction
Session 3-A: Knowing how to plan for the predictable and the unpredictable
Mitigating Risk in the Engine Room
Session 3-B: This seminar will address risk mitigation with respect to engine and hotel services onboard.
Make the Grade: Developing Training Standards in Your Workplace
Session 3-C: Learn how to implement critical, effective standards for employee training — for both the students and for the instructor.
Thursday, April 11
Naval Architects and Marine Engineers: Who Needs Them?
Session 4-A: What engineers bring to refits of any size and scale.
Cyber Risk Management
Session 4-B: This seminar will review specific cybersecurity considerations, practices, and training required to reduce the attack surface of vessels, crews, owners, and guests.
Back to School: Creating a Learning Environment in Your Working Environment
Session 4-C: How can your company encourage your employees to become enthusiastic trainees? Discover way to balance a learning environment with a working one.
Session 5-A: Setting reliable specification standards and rigorous acceptance criteria — from paint survey to finish coat.
Evolution to Smart Bridges
Session 5-B: Learn about the latest technological advancements in bridge hardware and software saving time, reducing risk, and improving operations.
We’re All in This Together: Creating a Positive Company Culture
Session 5-C: Learn how to develop a positive community for learning in your working environment.
Working Smarter, Not Harder
Session 6-A: New developments in condition-monitoring technology
Case Studies and Solutions for Vessel Digital Security
Session 6-B: This seminar will bring together all aspects of digital and cybersecurity practices into focus for application onboard today’s superyachts.
Train-the-Trainer Case Study
Session 6-C: Instructors will highlight a case study in detail to give participants an opportunity to demonstrate their understanding of the material covered throughout the certification program.