This month sees the annual mass migration from Palma to Amsterdam for many of us involved in the marine industry, to visit METS , the largest marine equipment trade show in the world. It is three days of intense business and social action and one which I have enjoyed for the last 25 years of visits. It showcases many new products and also now includes the Global Superyacht Forum, an excellent platform for business networking, very relevant for most Palma based businesses.
Another migration, westwards across the pond to the Caribbean, also begins this month, with many charter yachts making the ocean passage for another season which begins in earnest at Christmas in that part of the world. The Antigua Charter Show also takes place in early December, with several Palma based Yachts taking part.
The Islander is also pleased to announce the launch of our new website, which we feel offers a much better reflection of the magazine content, as well as being much easier to navigate, and enables the magazine to be read anywhere online. The site also features articles and content which are exclusive to the website. Another additional new feature of the site also enables individuals to place free classified adverts directly on to the website, and the major new element is our Jobs Board, where businesses can place adverts for situations vacant or individuals can advertise their credentials to potential employers.
Starting this month, on the 26th November, we have joined forces with The Boathouse Bar / Café/ Restaurant, on the Paseo Maritimo, to hold a regular Thursday evening get together, where Crew, and anyone involved in the Yachting Industry can come along for a few hours 18.00- 21.00 of networking and socialising . We shall hold various themes during the weeks including Quiz Nights, Backgammon competitions, various talks and presentations, the idea being to provide a focal point each week where like-minded people can mingle whilst enjoying the food and drinks from The Boathouse. If your company would like to make a presentation at one of these events, please contact me for more details.
We look forward to seeing you there !
Fair Winds !