Biograd Boat Show

Press release: 28th July 2022, Biograd na Moru, Croatia

24. Biograd Boat Show

Marina Kornati, Biograd na Moru, Croatia. In organisation: Ilirija d.d., Biograd na Moru. Date: 26-30/10/2022

Organized by: Ilirija d.d. Biograd, a leader in hotels, camping and nautical tourism

Strong Outlook for 2022

This year the Biograd Boat show will celebrate its 24th year following 21 years of continuous record breaking shows and two highly successful pandemic shows, which proved the resilience and importance of the event. In 2021, the show managed to break all attendance records, and the outlook for this year is very bright, as many exhibitors are expanding their exhibits, and many new exhibitors are joining our strong and loyal exhibitor base. 

Central Europe’s In-water Show

This is Central Europe’s in-water show, attracting many visitors and exhibitors from neighbouring countries, and the biggest meeting point for Croatia’s nautical industry, marking the end of the boating season and the start of a new business year.  As we have seen an increase in interest from international exhibitors, we expect the number of international visitors to continue to grow.

The Boat Show Experience

The show has gained international popularity among both exhibitors and visitors due to Croatia’s importance as a boating destination and Ilirija’s well managed facilities including Marina Kornati, Ilirija hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.  Ilirija will continue to work to provide a safe environment, but will also revive the legendary entertainment program and social events in line with prevailing health conditions. It is important that both the boating industry and the boating public have an event that inspires passion and optimism for boating on the Adriatic… This is the Biograd Boat Show experience!

Biograd B2B

As the largest gathering point for the Croatian nautical industry, Ilirija developed  Biograd B2B, a business to business platform and nautical business networking event during the boat show allowing business visitors to register, participate and schedule meetings with exhibitors and other B2B participants, and participate in an extensive nautical Congress Program.   As part of Biograd B2B, the Croatian Chamber of Economy will hold its 6th annual Croatian Nautical Days from 26.-28. 10. 2022, featuring numerous industry association meetings, business presentations and networking social events.

Croatia Charter Expo

Also as part of Biograd B2B, the Fourth Croatia Charter Expo will be held from 26.-27. 10. 2022.  This 2-day, B2B event for the yacht charter industry allows charter fleet providers to meet with agents, brokers and suppliers, and is supported by an active congress program.  All participants are registered on the Biograd B2B platform, and are able to take part in the boat show during its entire duration.  This year, the Croatia Charter Expo will get a new and expanded location at Hall D in Marina Kornati North, nearer the charter yachts, marina Kornati restaurant, and the Captain’s Club. Generous support for the Croatia Charter Expo has been provided by the City of Biograd, Croatian Tourist Board, and the Chamber of Economy.

A Brighter Future for Boating

The Biograd Boat Show made its biggest gains in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, growing from a minor regional show to an international show that brought the Adriatic boating region to the world stage. This was done by optimizing Ilirija’s nautical and hospitality assets, and creating attractively priced options for exhibitors and visitors resulting in long-term success. In 2022; Ilirija plans to build in its successes to improve its important role in setting a course for a brighter future for boating on the Adriatic.