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[Member News] New online seminar series developed by MIN and GMBA

Published on: 15 April 2021

New online seminar series developed by MIN and GMBA

Marine Industry News is delighted to announce it will be running a series of online seminars, in conjunction with Global Marine Business Advisors (GMBA), entitled Export Insights.

The first Export Insights seminar, sponsored by PSP Logistics, will focus on France. It’s on 20 April, 14.00 BST. The hour online seminar is free to attend; register for Export Insights: France.

Export Insights: France will be presented by Jean-Michel Gaigné, who has been in the marine industry for over 40 years. He started his career as a sailing instructor, before honing his talents in race organising, running communications for BIC Sport (surfboards and watersports), and is now bringing his multiple talents to marina management. Gaigné is also the current chair of Trans Europe Marinas – an 85 strong network spanning EU and UK.


In the hour-long session, Gaigné will introduce the French boating market, give tips to exporting (for example the need to understand the specifics of the regions and how the Mediterranean and North of France need different approaches) and unpick the need for a dealer to help business run smoothly in France. He’ll look at the segmentation of the market, and the French marine media, as well as the effects of Brexit and his predictions for the future.

PSP Logistics is sponsoring the event.

“We are delighted to be involved in this GMBA seminar,” says Shaun Parsons, director at PSP Logistics. “There are many challenges that shippers are currently facing due to both Brexit and the global pandemic and for many, the thought of branching out can be somewhat daunting. For 25 years we have helped marine businesses export their products all over the world so we are looking forward to sharing up-to-date logistics advice and local knowledge for those wishing to explore new markets.”

MIN’s delighted that PSP Logistics and Global Marine Business Advisors are partnering on the series. GMBA is a group of marine industry senior experts, located on five continents and in 17 countries, with extensive experience in the recreational marine industry. Subsequent seminars will look at exporting to the USA and UAE.

Register now to attend MIN, GMBA and PSP Logistics online seminar: Export Insights: France.