Enhancements planned for Fort Lauderdale Boat Show
Published: Friday, 10 August 2018
The 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) from October 31-November 4 will see a variety of enhancements for visitors to enjoy the world’s largest in-water boat show.
(Photo: Forest Johnson / FLIBS)
One of the most noteworthy changes to the show is the redesign and repositioning of the main entrance several hundred yards to the north end of the Bahia Mar Hotel and Marina property, along Seabreeze Boulevard, just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Marina. The newly designed entrance will feature a plaza-like configuration and a VIP and exhibitor gate.
The previous main entrance will be used for exhibitor move-in, move-out and other show logistics, thus improving access for both attendees and exhibitors.
"Informa is focused on evaluating the overall show experience and how FLIBS is perceived by people who arrive from many different places and spend time at the show each day," said Informa US Boat Shows General Manager Andrew Doole.
"First impressions are crucial, which is why we are creating a professionally designed, dedicated show entrance with a thoughtful layout and other elements of convenience for guests and exhibitors."
Food and beverage options are part of the plan. A new culinary provider will offer farm-to-plate fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood, and organic meats through partnerships with purveyors of locally sourced and sustainable products.
"Wherever you are in the show, and whether you want to grab a cold drink, a snack or a gourmet meal, we want it to be easy and satisfying," added Doole.