Online Now: EXPORT INSIGHTS online seminar series developed by MIN and GMBA

MIN Export Sessions:

The third online seminar collaboration between Marine Industry NewsGlobal Marine Business Advisors (GMBA) and PSP Logistics is now available to view.

In this comprehensive session, Mr Kai Malmivaara (GMBA) takes a look at the United Arab Emirates marine market and offers insights for those wishing to explore the opportunities offered by exporting to the UAE.

Malmivaara details the financial regulations within the UAE that make it more attractive to buy locally built boats, rather than import, and explains how these regulations impact the Emirates leisure marine market.

The online seminar was made possible by sponsorship from PSP Logistics. In the session Shaun Parsons, PSP director, describes how having the right paperwork and logistical support is integral to exporting success.

“The most important thing is to have a trusted agent in the UAE to help with the arrival of goods,” says Parsons. “It’s not an area that we have historically shipped a lot to, but we have started to ship a lot from the UAE, so we are actively working with dealers to make this process as smooth as possible.”

Kai Malmivaara, GMBA-Middle East
+971 50 276 0287

GMBA is excited to collaborate with Marine Industry News on an online seminar series covering export markets. The first seminar was focused on France and Jean-Michel Gaigné, CMM, our French market specialist, shared his key insights about the French market.

A prominent representative of the French marina industry, Jean-Michel is a member of the ICOMIA Marinas Group, Chairman of TransEurope Marinas, Member of the advisory board of Global Marina Institute and member of The Yacht Harbour Association Council. He has just left the general management of Saint-Quay Port d’Armor, a 1000+ berth marina in Brittany, France, and now acts as a marketing, development and innovation consultant for marinas, marine tourism, cruise ships and waterside activities.

Click here to watch the session online:

Jean-Michel Gaigné, CMM | GMBA- France
+ 33 682 112 524

Marine Industry News’ second online seminar, in conjunction with Global Marine Business Advisors (GMBA), entitled Export Insights: USA, sponsored by PSP Logistics, took place on the 25th May.

The session was presented by Thomas Dammrich, who has spent over twenty years leading the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and has over thirty years of experience as a CEO. Dammrich is currently advising organisations on business strategy and has broad experience in organisational development and trade. He discussed the United States boating market, give tips on exporting and look at ways to help businesses run smoothly in the USA.

Click here to watch the session online:

Dr. Thomas J. Dammrich, DBA
Email: or
Mobile:+1 847 274 5167

Disclaimer: Global Marine Business Advisors and its associated website are not registered legal entities. GMBA is a network of independent marine industry advisors. In all articles the opinions expressed are those of the author and does not necessarily reflect those of GMBA