North Queensland Marina Industry Meeting Attracts Strong Representation

North Queensland Marina Industry Meeting Attracts Strong Representation

The Marina Industries Association‘s first North Queensland regional industry meeting is being hosted by Abell Point Marina on Friday 17 July. The meeting is attracting strong interest from the regional and more distant marina industry.

Over 30 attendees will participate including editors from leading marine industry media. An interesting agenda will be delivered including issue-based presentations from Federal MP for Dawson The Hon George Christenson MP, Colin Bransgrove from the MIA and Don Jones from Marine Queensland.

Participants will be welcomed by Paul Darrouzet, owner of Abell Point Marina in the Whitsundays. Paul will discuss the facility’s latest developments and innovations including the recent launch of the ‘Blue Carpet’ Customer Service initiative and the marina’s inclusion in the East Coast Luxury Aquatic Travellers’ Club (ECLAT).

Paul Darrouzet said, “Abell Point Marina is excited to be hosting this significant meeting for operators in the North Queensland region and proud to be given the opportunity to showcase the marina’s exceptional facilities and services to participants. We have a full day planned around the meeting with some surprise activities designed to demonstrate our commitment to first-class customer service and best practice marina management.”

Issues to be highlighted by the presenters and open for discussion will include state boat harbour valuations and leasehold regulations; developmental ‘red-tape’; regional environmental issues; current and prospective superyacht facility demands; marina operational issues as well as industry advocacy, education, research and accreditation updates.

For further information, please contact Colin Bransgrove
Ph: + 61 2 9439 5806; E: colin @marinas.net.au


Cherie Morel

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