Join the Superyacht Radio Team again this week as they interview Kitty McGowan, USSA President; Robert Christoph, Jr., RCI and Jennifer Jones, Showpiece Shows, as they introduce a new and exciting concept in boat shows.
In this current changing world, boat shows are needing to adjust to the new normal. Showpiece Shows will be launching their new concept with their first shows that will be taking place as early as this June. Some of these new features are that they will be completely state of the art, scaleable to meet all social distancing concerns and completely VIP/Invitation only.
Showpiece Show's featured Shows with this new concept at this time:
Steelpointe Yacht & Charter Show
June 19 21, 2020
Steelpointe International Boat Show
September 24th 27th, 2020
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Robert W. Christoph Jr.
President of the RCI Group
For the past 19 years he has been responsible for directing and overseeing new developments in virtually every sector of the real estate industry. In his position, he is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, overall management of the firm, and the pursuit of new development opportunities and financing activities across all business platforms. Over the years, Mr. Christoph has received numerous honors for his business, civic and philanthropic activities. Mr. Christoph graduated from Central Michigan University receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and earned his Master's degree in Business Administration from The University of Miami.
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Jennifer Jones (JJ)
Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Showpiece Shows
Jennifer Jones, born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is no stranger to the yachting world. After leaving an extensive career with the NFL producing Super Bowl events and curated experiences, she joined the yachting industry as a Vice President of Marketing and Events at Allied Richard Bertram/Ferretti Group. Later she went on to join Active Interest Medias marine group with the same title. After much encouragement from her colleagues, Jennifer went on to create her own boutique agency, dedicated to marrying sports and entertainment and the yachting industries together through unique experiential events. Some of these unparalleled events include the MLB All Stars, Super Bowl events with Derek Jeter and Excel Sports Management, Lil Wayne and Budweiser, celebrity charity events, yachting rendezvous and countless boat shows. Having fun, excelling at what they do, and creating lasting memories is at the core of every event Jennifer and her team produce.
Kitty McGowan, President U.S. Superyacht Association
Kitty McGowan has worked in nearly every aspect of the boating, fishing and superyacht communities for the past 30 years. Having grown up in Fort Lauderdale, she is no stranger to all things water. Several years after graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Communications and Marketing, she began her career in the yachting industry, where she served as a chef aboard such high profile yachts as Octopussy, Thunderball and Moonraker. In 1992, she relocated stateside and took an executive position with the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. It was in that position where she developed the foundation for her own company, NautiCom Communications, a boutique public relations, marketing and association management company focusing on the unique needs of the marine industry.
Ten years ago, Kitty and her team were tapped to take over the reins of a fledgling national marine trade association, the U.S. Superyacht Association. Over that time, she has taken this small association from relative obscurity to become a powerful national and international force in the superyacht industry by more than tripling the membership, developing a national advocacy platform, and expanding the leadership to encompass the entire U.S.! Last year, she successfully lead the charge to get legislation passed to create the first large yacht registry in the United States.