Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) have announced new dates this year's show which will now run from Wednesday 1- Sunday 5 November. Exhibitor contracts do not need to be changed, and organizers plan to keep the new Wednesday-to-Sunday schedule in future years.
Owned and presented by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and managed by Show Management, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show attracts hundreds of marine industry exhibitors and a huge range of boats and large yachts available for viewings.
Phil Purcell, CEO/President of MIASF said,
"Over the past 57 years, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has evolved from a local boat show into a truly international exhibition. In today's world of financial transactions, it is no longer necessary to use Monday as a banking day, and with more frequent client visits and exhibitor opportunities on Wednesday, we think it's in the best interest of both exhibitors and consumers to activate the Wednesday of show week and deactivate Monday."
Charles McCurdy, CEO of Informa's Global Exhibitions division, which acquired Show Management in March this year, added,
"We decided to change the days of show after listening to strong industry feedback. We worked diligently with all stakeholders involved, including exhibitors, venues, local hoteliers and the MIASF, to ensure a seamless transition and build upon the strength of this annual event in the Yachting Capital of the Word."
FLIBS is the largest in-water boat show in the world, taking place at seven locations connected by a network of water and land transportation. Locations include the Bahia Mar Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel & Yachting Center, the Hall of Fame Marina, Las Olas Municipal Marina, Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Sails Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier 66 Marina, and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center.