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The 2019 conference program was the most highly attended in our entire 35 year history! Ready to relive the experience and gather actionable insights? Keep an eye out for an email from us to download all presentation materials. In the meantime, view, browse and sort the list of conference sessions and show floor programming by pass type, track, and format.

Douglas ProtheroChief Executive OfficerThe Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

Douglas Prothero is the Founding Partner and Chief Executive Officer at The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection.

Mr. Prothero was educated in Maritime Studies and has been a ship master since 1989. He has over 35 years of professional experience in the marine industry, including running all facets of maritime businesses involving both commercial vessels and private yachts. An experienced entrepreneur, Mr. Prothero has founded numerous enterprises with lead responsibility for product development, ship design, construction and marine operations.

Mr. Prothero established an extensive professional network through his work advising financing sources and ship owners while Partner at a boutique investment bank. In addition, he serves as Trustee and Past Chairman of the Nobel nominated organization Sail Training International and their for-profit trading companies. The position involved significant industry relations with the International Maritime Organization, Nautical Institute, the International Chamber of Shipping and ports worldwide.