ENHANCEMENTS TO THE 59TH ANNUAL FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is set to take place October 31 to November 4. Producer Informa is making things a little different and a lot better for 2018. They’ve brainstormed with show owners and officials. They’ve addressed some of the problems and inconveniences of past events. A variety of enhancements are planned for visitors and exhibitors to better enjoy the show. The goal is to create an even more successful sales environment for everyone.
New Main Entrance
One of the most noteworthy changes to the 2018 show is the redesign and repositioning of the main entrance. It will now be several hundred yards to the north end of the Bahia Mar Hotel and Marina property, along Seabreeze Boulevard. This is just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Marina.
The newly designed entrance will feature a plaza-like configuration, efficiently designed security and a VIP and exhibitor gate. The previous main entrance will be used for exhibitor move-in, move-out and other show logistics. This is expected to improve access for both attendees and exhibitors.
“Informa is focused on evaluating the overall show experience and how FLIBS is perceived by people who arrive from many different places and spend time at the show each day,” said Informa U.S. Boat Shows General Manager Andrew Doole. “First impressions are crucial, which is why we are creating a professionally designed, dedicated show entrance with a thoughtful layout and other elements of convenience for guests and exhibitors.”
Gourmet Food Options
Food and beverage options are part of the plan, with emphasis on quality and convenience. A new culinary provider will offer fresh, farm-to-plate fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood, and natural, organic meats. They are partnering with purveyors of locally-sourced, organic and sustainable products.” Wherever you are in the show, it will be convenient to grab a cold drink and some quality food.
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa. It is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world. FLIBS spans more than three million square-feet of exhibit space. Seven waterfront locations are connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracts approximately 110,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,500 boats on display.
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For more information: Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show 2018