Despite the difficult situation in the world, yacht exhibitions and shows continue their work. Interparus will talk about changes in work and the concept of upcoming exhibitions
Cannes Yachting Festival and its new vector
The organizers of the Cannes Yachting Festival spoke about what the show will be like in 2022. The main focus is on more environmentally friendly and innovative exhibits. According to the director of the festival, Sylvie Ernult, the development vector was set back in 2021.
“We want to draw more attention to the topics started last year. Among them are electric boats, innovations in yacht technology and the Green Route. We received good feedback from visitors, and more people wanted to register as exhibitors.
We need to communicate more and advertise our Green Route better. "Green Route" is a program to improve the state of the environment and reduce environmental damage. As for the innovation zone, we are strengthening this development together with our partner BNP by adding a few more booths. The zone where it was possible to test this or that equipment live was also successful. Alas, we could not expand it due to lack of space, but we promise that it will not become smaller.”
As for the yachts themselves, the director of the Cannes Yachting Festival is optimistic. And this despite the uncertainty associated with an unstable market and supply.
“We have even more applications from exhibitors than last year. Last year we presented 620 yachts. I think that in 2022 we will be able to exhibit 640. It always depends on various factors, if the boat is not finished on time, if the weather interferes with the delivery when planning the exhibition ... And we try to keep small exhibitors even if they only have one boat. Obviously, the risk could be greater.”
Show organizers claim 550 exhibitors and 140 boats at the preview. The exhibition will take place, as is already customary, between the Canto Port for sailboats and the Old Port for motorboats. This year, the manager of the Old Port was replaced, the contract with which was transferred to the transnational company IGY Marinas.
Salon Nautique de Paris 2022: smaller but more concentrated
The Paris Boat Show is revisiting its organization for the 2022 show. The change in dates is intended to satisfy the maritime industry professionals and yachtsmen in an optimistic context for the organizers.
The organizers have announced a change in the dates of the exhibition in 2022. The Salon Nautique de Paris will take place from 3 to 10 December 2022 and not until 11 December as originally planned. There will only be one full weekend, the second Sunday will be canceled in favor of the opening night on Friday night, December 2nd. The other two main events are the Pro Night on Tuesday and the Closing Night on Saturday.
Alain Pichavan, General Commissioner of Nautic, explains: “Ultimately, this is not exactly a reduction in the opening hours of the exhibition. We lose only a few hours counting a private evening for invited guests only on Friday from 17:00 to 22:00.
This format allows professionals to arrive safely on Friday mornings. On Saturday the 10th, we are busy preparing events for the evening event that will close the exhibition in the evening. And by removing Sunday, we avoid the disappointment of some visitors who have to attend the show on the last day with stands half dismantled. However, we keep 2 days off, which is very important for builders considering the cost of shipping the boat to Paris. We will try this option in 2022.”
Registration for Boot Düsseldorf 2022 is open
Boot Düsseldorf is actively trying to show at least some signs of life after the last decade, which culminated in the double cancellation of the exhibition in 2021-2022 due to COVID-19. Now the organizers have decided, as they say, to prepare sleds from the summer.
The organizers of the Düsseldorf Boat Show have announced the opening of registration for Boot participants. It should take place from 21 to 29 January 2023. I want to believe, but it's hard to believe.
Recall that for many years this exhibition was one of the largest and most important (if not the most important) in Europe. Previously, huge pavilions were allocated for the exhibition, and huge sums were allocated for the organization and holding. However, in recent years, the exhibition has become less and less like a yacht fair and more and more like a technology and water sports festival.
Alas, COVID has become a very serious test not only for humanity, but also for the exhibition. Throughout 2021-2022, the exhibition was marked by cancellations almost before its very beginning.
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