Gold Coast Marine Expo Moves To March 2017
Published: Tuesday, 22 November 2016
The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo in Australia sees the dates of the award-winning Gold Coast International Marine Expo move forward to Mar 17-19.
(Photos: Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo - Gold Coast Marine Precinct)
The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo will be operated and managed with the support of the Boating Industry Association – Australia’s industry representative body, and held at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera.
Boating Industry Association National Chief Executive Howard Glenn says the March boat show dates will be the catalyst for an exciting new era for Australia’s marine industry.
“The timing of this March event is seasonally important for boating enthusiasts and it also opens up an exciting opportunity for our industry to continue to innovate and grow,” says Glenn.
Expo’s dedicated Event & Marketing Manager Emma Brown will lead the boat show management team to ensure a smooth transition to the 2017 March dates.
“A stand-alone Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo means the Expo we all know and love will be able to continue to grow and build on its proven success – 2016 was our biggest show in six years,” says Brown. “The new March dates create further lead time for our exhibitors as existing boat Owners can prepare for their coming summer – fresh in their minds are their considerations for repowering, replacing or upgrading their boat’s systems and accessories, or buying a new boat or yacht to further enhance their leisure time with their families next season. For manufacturers, importers as well as accessories and service providers, the pre-winter campaign timing is a business imperative.”
Brown says that the full support of the BIA is immensely significant and welcome.
“The skills, resources and experience the BIA brings to the table will be invaluable for our boat show, and for our industry as a whole. With our new dates, we are now taking ‘the boat show with so much more’ to a whole new level.” The Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show and Riviera Festival of Boating will be held May 25-28 2017.