Biograd Boat Show has Come of Age!
In 2016, the Biograd Boat Show turned 18, and showed its maturity, with exhibition space sold out well in advance, and an improved level of exhibits and overall organization. The show has become the meeting point for Croatia’s nautical industry and marks the end of the boating season, and the beginning of a new nautical business year. It is visible that this nautical season has been a good one in 2016, reflecting an improving local market, and Croatia’s growing importance as an international boating destination.
The Biograd Boat Show is Central Europe’s In-water Boat Show. The event has taken on an international flavor due to the importance of Croatia as a boating destination and to the impressive facilities and management of Ilirija d.d. which include Marina Kornati, Ilirija hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. Favorable pricing for all services adds to the leisurely atmosphere, while a pontoon bridge links the main marina with Marina Kornati West, offering a unique and attractive in-water exhibition.
The “Boat Show Experience”
Sunset marks the end of the exhibition day and the beginning of an on-site evening program offering great food and live entertainment each night, continuing into the town centre until the late hours. Also, many side events take place with themes such as business, education, social, culinary, sport and recreation. Known as the “Boat Show Experience”, it is the key to the show’s success, visible in the eyes of the locals as well as many affluent visitors from Central Europe that make a holiday of the event.
The Gateway for Central European Boaters
More and more, the show attracts visitors and exhibitors from neighboring countries and afar. Many are introduced to Biograd through its world class calendar of events, or as one of the largest yacht charter destinations in the world, or as one of busiest marinas in Croatia.
Business to Business Activities - B2B
An important part of the boat show is business to business activity. In Hall B a B2B Presentation and Meeting Centre gathers professionals from the boating industry to meet and be informed. Originally designed to service the world leading Croatian yacht charter industry, it has been expanded to service the whole nautical industry, and serve as a contact point for foreign firms interested in doing business in Croatia.
Gold Member of IFBSO
The Biograd Boat Show is a Gold Member of the International Federation of Boat Show Organizers, adopting the high standards of the organization and participating in its further development by sharing its unique business model, and innovative touches such as the 360 degree virtual tour.
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