MegayachtNews.com is pleased to announce that its founder and editor, Diane M. Byrne, is once again moderating a panel discussion for the International Superyacht Society (ISS). Being held during this month’s Fort Lauderdale show, the topic is “Generation Z: The World’s Got Talent.” The goal is to enlighten ISS members of the opportunities they are missing in overlooking the teens and university students comprising Generation Z, those born in the 1990s and 2000s. These young adults are far more tech-savvy and smarter overall than some in the industry realize. Other companies are reaping the rewards of their talents as a result.
Panelists include Toby Allies of Pendennis and Marnix Hoekstra and Bart Bouwhuis of Vripack. All are members of the International Superyacht Society. Their respective companies have not only reached out to younger generations, including young schoolchildren, but successfully planted the seeds of working in yachting. Byrne will present her own experience in hiring interns and staff members from outside the typically tapped talent circles as well.
The full press release, ISS Announces Topic for Annual Membership Breakfast, is available for download.