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Continuity for Palm Beach International Boat Show

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Informa Exhibitions has signed a 10-year agreement with the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, Inc. (MIAPBC) and the City of West Palm Beach to continue producing the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, now in its 33rd year.

Ranked among the top 10 yachting events worldwide, the show takes place every March on Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island. 

Owned by MIAPBC and produced by Informa Exhibitions, the show features hundreds of boats and yachts from inflatables and tenders to sportfishers and superyachts, and exhibits of the latest marine accessories.

The event continues to grow year on year gaining recognition from shipyards around the world for the attendance of qualified buyers.

"The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County is very pleased to continue its longstanding relationships with the City of West Palm Beach and Yachting Promotions, Inc., now part of Informa Exhibitions, extending its lease and agreement for the Palm Beach International Boat Show," said Michael Kennedy, president of the MIAPBC Board of Directors.

"Our boat show not only showcases our industry, but also supports many local businesses ranging from small family businesses to large boat builders, mega-yacht service centers and marinas. The show allows the MIAPBC to advance the industry's interests and support over 50 local events and charities."

Yachting Promotions, Inc. the company that had managed and produced the Palm Beach International Boat Show since 1995 was bought by London-based Informa PLC earlier in the year.  CEO of Informa Exhibitions, Charlie McCurdy, comments,

"Working in partnership with the City of West Palm Beach and the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, we look forward to building upon the global stature of this extraordinary boat show and assuring its long-term success.

"The show's annual growth speaks, in part, to the unique, global appeal of Palm Beach, which makes it the show of choice for many boat and yacht owners. We are committed to working with all stakeholders involved, including exhibitors, attendees, hoteliers and the community, in ways that deliver a truly superior overall experience. "

The 2018 Palm Beach International Boat Show runs from Thursday 22 March to Sunday 25 March.

Informa Exhibitions also produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), Yachts Miami Beach, the Suncoast Boat Show, St. Petersburg Power and Sail Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show.

About Informa Exhibitions

Informa Exhibitions produces over 200 trade and consumer exhibitions annually, in markets ranging from boating, maritime, construction and real estate, life sciences, health and nutrition, beauty, agriculture and pop culture. Informa Exhibitions is a division of Informa PLC, a leader in business intelligence, academic publishing and events. Informa PLC is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a member of the FTSE 100.

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