ART. OCEAN. ECONOMY.
An experiential art exhibit honoring the oceans and the earth with a discussion on Sustainable Luxury and the Blue Economy.
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW MARCH 2017
PALM BEACH INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW MARCH 2016
PORTS OF CAUSE HOSTS FAMILY OFFICE NETWORK FORUM WITH GUEST SPEAKERS, SKIP ZIMBALIST - CEO OF SHOW MANAGMENT, AND TRAVER KENNEDY - CEO OF JOI SCIENTIFIC
On the day before one of the top five boat shows in the country, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, Ports of Cause, hosted the ivyFON Family Office Network Forum at the Esperanté Corporate Center, a LEED Gold Certified facility. The full day event included a welcome introduction by Active Interest Media CEO and Show Management President, Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III, and a special presentation by Joi Scientific Chairman and CEO, Traver Kennedy, unveiling his company’s revolutionary solution Hydrogen 2.0, the affordable and abundant alternative energy source applicable to cargo vessels, super yachts, and beyond.
“It was a pleasure to welcome the innovators, business people and members of the investment community who came together to discuss ways in which exciting, new technology will shape the future of boating,” said Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III, president of Show Management, producer of five major boat shows including the Palm Beach International Boat Show. “This boat show, with its attractive Palm Beach location, is an ideal global forum for sharing news and advancements from many complementary industries.”
“Oceans play a central role in what we do at Joi Scientific, and I'm honored to share with the yachting community our efforts to bring about a blue economy,” said Traver Kennedy, Chairman and CEO of Joi Scientific. “Our mission to make sustainable Hydrogen 2.0 energy available to all is centered on water. In fact, our underlying technology was inspired by the natural processes that release hydrogen from the oceans. Joi Scientific’s participation in POC forums like this one, where people who love the sea, work hard to conserve it and share their ideas, is vital to our innovation efforts around powering all kinds of seafaring vessels with clean and affordable hydrogen energy."
Ron Beilman, Technical Director for CLEAR Yacht International, expressed his excitement about the future of yachting and Joi Scientific. “Making hydrogen extraction from sea water both portable and cost effective changes the obvious for yachts regarding Energy and Propulsion Systems, but frankly, its real impact is much larger and dynamic. This magnitude of a breakthrough will be disruptive and cause a complete reset of the calculations used to determine the Environmental Footprint of build materials and processes along with long term operational impacts of the yachting industry and similar product industries.”
Immediately following the forum, the ivyFON group headed over to the Rybovich Marina and Shipyard in Palm Beach, Florida, for a special VIP private tour. Francois van Well, VP of Business Development, led the tour and shared owner, Wayne Huizenga Jr.’s, future development plans for the facility which will allow Rybovich to double its service capacity as one of the largest superyacht providers in the world.
At the conclusion of the event, Ms. Clear confirmed plans to continue the forums globally, stating, “Based on the increasing number of attendees, Ports of Cause plans to continue future forums while deepening our relationship with the investment and blue innovation sectors to keep us on the leading edge of sustainable solutions for both the yachting industry and the health and well-being of our oceans.”
RI AMERICAS 2015: DECEMBER 8TH AND 9TH, BLOOMBERG, NYC
Clear Yacht International and Ports of Cause's core team of Joyce Clear, Victoria Cerrone and Ron Beilman attend the Bloomberg Conference RI Americas 2015, in New York City.
The Conference focus:
The economic risk and return drivers of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for long-term investors
The most critical issues on the agenda, include:
- Live from Paris COP21: The economic risks of climate change, and their translation into investment
- The Fossil Free campaign and institutional carbon divestment
- Major developments in corporate governance in the Americas
- Deep dive: low carbon, waste, and water technologies
- The future of green financing: green bonds, real estate and infrastructure
- The evolution of ESG in manager selection
CYI PARTICIPATES IN DEBATE ABOARD M/V YERSIN AT MONACO YACHT SHOW SEPTEMBER 2015
Clear Yacht participated in the invitation-only Ecological Debate and Conference aboard the 76.6m Explorer M/V YERSIN, where forward-thinking yacht builders, architects and designers gathered to discuss a variety of ecological solutions in yacht design and the possibility of integrating them on a larger scale.
The Owner of M/V YERSIN presented his project, “A.S.E.” (Adventure - Science - Education) during the show. This transoceanic vessel has a range of 12,000 miles, translating to 50 days of total autonomy andecological independence while at sea. She accommodates up to 20 passengers as well as 20 crew in total, and works with researchers and scientists from all over the world towards preservation and conservation.
SUPERYACHT DESIGN SYMPOSIUM
22-24 FEBRUARY 2015
Responsible sustainable yachting: Luxury that is gentle with the environment
ON THE PANEL: Vienna Eleuteri, Céline Cousteau, Philippe Briand, Joyce Clear
Joyce Clear was proud to be a panelist at the Boat International Design Symposium for Sustainable Yachting. Along with a discussion on computational sustainability, sustainable yachts and the state of our oceans, Joyce focused on the topic of sustainable solutions. She discussed how sustainability stimulates innovation which yields progressive products and new revenue streams, ultimately providing the industry with an opportunity for leadership in the world. She also discussed how sustainable products and processes have proven to result in higher levels of quality, efficiency and well-being without compromising aesthetics or the luxury lifestyle. Many fresh and innovative products used for the interior of yachts were also highlighted.
9 OCTOBER 2014
Joyce was honored to be a speaker on the “Quality Yachts, Innovations and Eco-Yachts” panel alongside Christopher Dlugokecki/RINA, Peter Southgate/Wright Maritime Group, Justin Iserhardt/ Lloyd’s Register, Vienna Eleuteri/Sustainability Manager, VSY and Ron Beilman/Clear Yacht Interiors/Ports of Cause. This conference featured many high profile speakers from yachting companies, yacht builders, designers, brokers, managers, service providers, charterers, ports, marinas, classification societies, financial institutions, politicians, associations, lawyers, accountants, registries, insurers, regulators, brokers and the media. The entire Yachting World gathered at this distinguished conference where the exchange of information and ideas made this it a great experience. http://mareforum.com/conference/1st-mare-forum-fort-lauderdale-yacht-summit-2014/
Joyce Clear, on behalf of her non-profit, Ports of Cause, organized a break-out session panel for Sustainable Yachting at the first Superyacht Summit at the Palm Beach Boat Show.