Central and Eastern Europe’s largest in-water boat show celebrates its 21th year following 20 years of continuous record breaking shows. In 2018, the show had well over 310 contracted exhibitors and more than 320 boats on display, covering more than 33.000 m2.
The show is held in the resort town of Biograd, at Marina Kornati and includes Ilirija hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities. The special atmosphere and many industry and social events attracts many exhibitors and visitors from all neighboring countries, making it a truly international event for those interested in boating on the Adriatic.
Biograd B2B is a Nautical Business Networking Event held during the Biograd Boat Show, connecting professionals from the boating and nautical tourism industries. It offers business visitors the opportunity to register in a Business to Business Directory, and to search and schedule meetings with other participants. The event was created in 2017 as a way to offer companies official participation in the boat show without the need for exhibition space, today counts more than 400 business profiles.
An extensive Congress Program offers participants the opportunity to attend meetings and presentation during the event, as well as providing a venue for industry groups to meet and advance their interests, Biograd B2B participants also have access to a number of social events as well as the Biograd Boat Show for all 4 days.
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° Virtual Tour.
Having recognized the exceptional potential of Biograd na Moru as a nautical town in the vicinity of Kornati archipelago, ILIRIJA d.d. built the first nautical harbor in Croatia back in 1974, the today's hotel harbor called Kornati, from which the nautical tourism started to develop systematically along the Adriatic coast. It also procured the first own charter fleet of 40 ELAN vessels, thus rightfully assuming the title of a pioneer of nautical tourism and turning the town of Biograd into the cradle of nautical tourism.
With the total sea area (maritime zone) of 91 912 m2 and the land area of 39 688 m2, today's marina Kornati is certainly one of the largest nautical harbors in the Zadar County and the only real driver of nautical tourism development at Biograd Riviera which, thanks to the boating potentials of the city itself and the vision and courage of ILIRIJA d.d., enabled Biograd not only to become the yachting city, but also the center for development of nautical tourism.
The maritime zone annually hosts more than 40 domestic and international regattas of all classes and over 30 flotillas, which are attended by up to 10,000 sailors from around the world. Therefore, the marina Kornati and Biograd na Moru rightly and proudly deserve to wear the title of not only a nautical, but also a regatta center of Northern Dalmatia.
Marina has retained its status of the leading charter center in Croatia with over 300 charter boats owned by 12 charter companies operating within the marina and selling the world's leading manufacturers' vessels, in addition to their charter business.
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 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 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.