Informa and MIAPBC to produce Palm Beach Show for next 10 years
Published: Thursday, 22 June 2017
Informa Exhibitions has signed a 10-year agreement with the Marine Industries Association of Palm BeachCounty Inc. (MIAPBC) and the City of West Palm Beach to continue producing the annual Palm Beach International Boat Show, now in its 33rd year.
(Photos: Forest Johnson - Palm Beach International Boat Show 2017)
Ranked highly among the top 10 yachting events in the world, the show takes place every March along Flagler Drive in downtown West Palm Beach, directly across the Intracoastal Waterway from Palm Beach Island.
Owned and presented by the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County and managed and produced by Informa Exhibitions, the show features hundreds of boats and yachts ranging from small inflatables and tenders to sportfishers and superyachts, as well as a full array of the latest marine accessories.
Year over year, the event continues to grow in guest attendance and exhibitor participation, earning recognition from renowned shipyards around the world for its audience of qualified buyers in Palm Beach during the prime spring season.
Michael Kennedy, President of the MIAPBC Board of Directors, said: "The Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County is very pleased to continue its longstanding relationships with the City of West Palm Beach and Yachting Promotions, Inc., now part of Informa Exhibitions, extending its lease and agreement for the Palm Beach International Boat Show.
“Our boat show not only showcases our industry, but also supports many local businesses ranging from small family businesses to large boat builders, mega-yacht service centers and marinas. The show allows the MIAPBC to advance the industry's interests and support over 50 local events and charities."
Earlier this year, London-based Informa PLC purchased Yachting Promotions Inc., the company that has managed and produced the Palm Beach International Boat Show since 1995. Informa Exhibitions currently delivers 225 industry events across the world annually.
Charlie McCurdy, CEO of Informa Exhibitions, said: "Working in partnership with the City of West Palm Beach and the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County, we look forward to building upon the global stature of this extraordinary boat show and assuring its long-term success. The show's annual growth speaks, in part, to the unique, global appeal of Palm Beach, which makes it the show of choice for many boat and yacht owners. We are committed to working with all stakeholders involved, including exhibitors, attendees, hoteliers and the community, in ways that deliver a truly superior overall experience. "
The 33rd annual Palm Beach International Boat Show will take place Thursday, March 22 through Sunday, March 25, 2018.
In addition to the Palm Beach International Boat Show, Informa Exhibitions produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, Yachts Miami Beach, the Suncoast Boat Show, St. Petersburg Power and Sail Boat Show and the Monaco Yacht Show.