Marcus BlackmoreAIMEX and Superyacht Australia are excited to announce that Marcus Blackmore, Chairman of Australia’s leading natural health brand Blackmores will be speaking at ASMEX 2016, presenting to delegates his view on building a business for the future and relaying his experiences as one of the world’s most successful businessmen, with Blackmores being an industry leader in Australia for more than 80 years.

Marcus Blackmore was born in Queensland in 1945, received his high school education at Church of England Grammar School in Brisbane, and later gained a Naturopathic Diploma from the NSW College of Naturopathic Sciences. For many years, Marcus has been involved with many charitable and business organisations and has received many awards for his contribution to industry and the community.  He was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1998 and an Honorary Doctor of Southern Cross University in 2006. Marcus started his life on the water as a deckhand and casual Master for Hayles Cruises in Brisbane in the late 60’s.  He has had an extensive sailing career including 13 Sydney-Hobart Races and is a past Australian Farr 40 champion.

Blackmore’s is set to step foot in China early this year with the launch of their recently developed branded infant formula, putting the company well on its way to creating a $1 billion plus turnover. The compelling success story of this company has seen Blackmore’s share price quadruple in 2015 and for a fleeting moment, it became the first publically listed stock in Australia to hit $200.

AIMEX CEO M Edwards said “Securing Marcus Blackmore to speak at the conference is a highlight for the event.  His knowledge of the marine industry and global export market will ensure a valuable presentation to delegates.  Marcus owns a Nordhavn 76 and several other vessels including a helicopter.  We will be keen to hear his view of our industry as well as his vast knowledge and insights in the global export market”.

AIMEX and Superyacht Australia have secured a number of excellent national and international speakers which will ensure delegates get an up to date overview of what is happening globally.  The conference will also provide excellent networking opportunities and assist businesses in formulating their 2016/17 strategy to drive sales.

AIMEX and Superyacht Australia encourage the industry to put the dates of the conference in their diaries.

The ASMEX Conference is the only platform that provides opportunities for industry to debate issues, gain up to date information on the state of the industry and understand current opportunities to drive business. The conference held at the 5 star Intercontinental Hotel at Sanctuary Cove, Queensland runs over 2 days, 17-18 May and includes a welcome function and the prestigious 2015 Australian Marine Industry Awards and Gala Dinner.

The conference is conveniently organised to be held immediately prior to the Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and the Gold Coast Marine Expo ensuring maximum opportunity for all key industry exhibitors and stakeholders to attend.