by Dom Wiseman

As the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show (SCIBS) quickly approaches, organisers have announced the headliners for this year’s Industry Trade Breakfast, scheduled for Friday 24 May.

Tony Longhurst, owner of The Boat Works and David Holley, CEO of Peters & May, two of the most influential and respected names in the marine industry, will headline this year’s event, sharing key insights from their individual careers and of their companies successes.

The breakfast event will see members of the Australian and international marine and trade industries gather at the InterContinental Sanctuary Cove Resort.

Johan Hasser, General Manager of SCIBS, is delighted that the event has attracted such prominent industry leaders.

“We are thrilled to host guests of the calibre of Tony and David, who possess a wealth of knowledge about the marine industry both in Australia and abroad,” Hasser said.

“As the owner of The Boat Works at Coomera, Tony oversees a multi-million-dollar operation featuring world-class facilities and has just announced expansion plans that will further enhance its reputation.”

Mr Holley has seen significant growth at Peters & May since rising to CEO in 2011. Managing offices in the Middle East and The United States, Mr Holley now oversees nine offices worldwide with a turnover of more than A$100 million.

“David will share his perspective as CEO of renowned bespoke logistics company Peters & May, which has a unique view of the marine industry as the more boats they are shipping around the world, the more positive it is for the health of the sector.

“The SCIBS Industry Trade Breakfast is a rare opportunity for audiences to hear from two men with plenty to say about the current landscape and what the future holds for their companies” Hasser stated.

Mr Hasser said the SCIBS Industry Trade Breakfast provides a platform for exhibitors and businesses to network, entertain clients and introduce trade buyers to their products.

“Our goal is to provide our exhibitors with every chance of success and the Industry Trade Breakfast is a key part of helping them achieve that,” he said.

Sanctuary Cove is expecting more than 45,000 visitors to enjoy its location and event between 23 to 26 May. More than 300 exhibitors will be present at one of the most important boating events of the year.

The 2019 SCIBS Industry Trade Breakfast will be held from 7am-8.45am on Friday, 24 May.  A ticket including breakfast, coffee and complimentary entry into SCIBS will cost you $69, and the $89 ticket including day-long car parking.