The Film Festival is off to a fabulous start with blue skies and bright sunshine. The guys from Timeless films are ready to face this prestigious event…
We now have availability for a new charter client on Bettina for this year’s TFWA World Exhibition, an exciting networking event for those in duty free and travel retail. The TWFA World Exhibition and Conference returns to the Palaise des Festival in Cannes at the end of September.
Held over 6 days, this event is an exciting and unique opportunity to network with over 3,000 different brands in the field. Delegates are available to find out what the latest innovations and developments in travel retail are, as well as make new business partners and reconnect with old ones.
Among those exhibiting will be companies from the wine, tobacco, fashion, gifts, fragrance, watches, jewellery and cosmetics industries. You will have an opportunity to mingle with exhibitors during a range of activities, whether that be during the conference and workshops, or perhaps at one of the more social events, which this year include sailing and golf among others.
Many of the companies attending Cannes Festivals have found out that they really stand out to the Festival Market Place when using a charter yacht berthed in the Old Port and located just steps away from the Palaise des Festival.
For Corporate Entertaining Motor Yacht Bettina can be used as a base for your Company with accommodation for your staff and catering for most clients’ requirements for Luncheons, Buffets, Dinners and Parties / Receptions.
Bettina can be utilised as the central meeting point for all your staff and clients alike, to get together and exchange information privately, especially during meal times which can be a big plus factor as is the possibility of branding the boat and a quayside tent to present a high profile image of your Company to the Festival Market Place.
Surely there is no better way to attend a Cannes Festival Event….. For more details on planning a corporate charter at a 2019 conference, contact us today.
Cannes Lions, the world’s largest festival dedicated to world-class creativity, will return to the Palais des Festivals for its 66th edition in June 2019. There will be more than 16,000 major players in the creative and marketing communications industry in Cannes to learn, celebrate and network at this one-of-a-kind event which will run from 17 to 21 June.
We pleased that BBH Partners LLP the multi-award winning communications agency will be back with us for their 3rd CANNES LIONS FESTIVAL charter and we hope they can build on the previous years successes.
In 2016 BBH left Motor Yacht Bettina with a grand total of 12 awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, including the Integrated Grand Prix for BBH New York’s ‘FU2016’ campaign for Netflix House of Cards.
BBH recognise a Bettina charter will provide an unrivalled platform from which to host clients and contacts and do business. It is the ultimate way to impress and enables brands and businesses to stand out among the competition.
We are very pleased to hear that John McCormack (who launched the film ‘Daddy Fox’ from Bettina) is back for this years Cannes Film Festival with ‘Charlies Crew’. . .
CHARLIE’S CREW a feature film starring the Community Media Crew, Robert Maxfield, Stephanie Bishop, John Henshaw. Charlie recruits his mates who all have a learning disability, to be in his short film, but they face many battles, with the disinterested Day Care Community Centre staff.
They are going to show the World this talented group & we’re looking forward to seeing them in Cannes.
Once again we are welcoming Timeless Films back for their 8th consecutive Cannes Film Festival with us on Bettina, where they will be meeting old friends and clients and also making new ones. whilst they are staying on board and they will be introducing their new products to the Film Market place, during this world famous prestigious event.
We have known them for many years whilst they were using another another Cannes based yacht and when it sold they came to us back in 2012 for their first charter on Bettina and it worked out well over the years and we hope that they have a very successful 2019 Festival.
Timeless Films was launched in September 2009 by industry veteran Ralph Kamp (former CEO of Icon and Odyssey Entertainment). Timeless is an international production and sales company, which has in a few short years built a unique position in the worldwide marketplace as the only independent sales company that focuses on animated and family films.
After 15 Years of the MIPIM Festival with DTZ and the 16th under the Cushman & Wakefield Branding Bettina now has a new Charterer.
2018 saw Bettina under the Hill International NV Brand back in the usual MIPIM berth position and welcoming the Company Delegates attending from their offices Greece, Poland, Romania,Spain and Turkey.
Hill Company Staff and their Guests from many countries enjoyed the daily catering on board and the Cocktail Party was a success with more than 110 people attending through out the evening and more on board later for late night hospitality.
We hope to see them back in 2019
For MIPCOM 2017 we had Laduma the award winning 360° Virtual Company on board. Travelling from their bases in Liverpool and Salt Lake City they filled our boat with fun and laughter accompanied by a substantial a significant amount of very effective business activity.
Laduma is the award winning 360° Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality content company that solves real brand challenges by creating incredible virtual experiences. Through the power of storytelling, they enable brands to interact with customers, fans and partners in entirely new ways.
Click the logo below to see some of their work !
TFWA is an association of brands, whose mission is to identify trends and opportunities, build awareness and provide a business platform for the global duty free and travel retail industry to prosper.
This week Motor Yacht Bettina had the pleasure of hosting Landewyck Tobacco SA during the Cannes Tax Free Festival – TFWA.
Our guests; Heintz van Landewyck is an independent Luxembourg company, that specialise in the production and sale of cigarettes, smoking tobacco and filter tubes. Its registered headquarters are situated in the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Jerry, Marie & Georges were perfect clients and held several social & business meetings throughout their stay utilising the various spaces on board for breakfast meetings on the aft deck and evening cocktail receptions on the top deck.
This week we took three guests for a sunset cruise to the beautiful Lerins Islands. Their day on Motor Yacht Bettina started when they were driven to the Jetee Albert Edouard, just a few feet from our passerelle in a gleaming black executive Mercedes Minibus from Rivera Come True. Sasha from Riviera Comes true had already let us know of the guests liking for Japanese Whisky, so we had specially sourced two of Japans finest single malts ahead of time whilst we shopped for fresh ingredients in the fantastic Marche Forville in Cannes for the guests dinner.
When everyone was comfortable we set of into the afternoon sun and cruised across the Bay of Cannes whilst a selection of freshly prepared on board canapés were served, including; feta and goats cheese spheres in a pistachio and bacon crumb, colourful beetroot stacks with balsam, little smoked salmon and caviar blinis and prosciutto and basil roses served with gorgonzola and melon.
We cruised around Île Sainte-Marguerite, where Sasha used his multi-lingual skills to describe the island; famous for its fortress prison, in which the so-called Man in the Iron Mask was held in the 17th century.
We anchored in between the islands, an area known as the Plateau du Milieu, a truly unexpected and amazing lagoon with turquoise colours which offer a magnificent sight to all its visitors. Our guests took the opportunity to use Bettina as their very own floating pontoon to swim from and enjoy the crystal blue waters.
Deciding to take in some more of the beautiful Islands, we cruised around to the southern side of Île Saint-Honorat and then anchored again in a small empty bay for more swimming and snorkelling in the shadow of the Abbaye de Lerins, which afforded beautiful views of the Forteresse de Saint-Honorat; which looked magnificent in the evening setting sun as dinner was served on our top deck.
The guests were served a starter of foie gras parfait crostini with micro-herbs, pickled diced cornichons and a balsamic reduction, followed by Argentinian filet steak with baby hassleback and baby boiled potatoes and asparagus, served with a bernaise sauce. For dessert they enjoyed raspberry and citron tartlets with ice-cream, then as the sun set they finished with a great cheese board, with a selection of fresh breads, figs and grapes.
We cruised back to Cannes for about 10pm, a truly great day.