British Marine has launched its 2022/2023 international events calendar and is encouraging members looking to start exporting overseas or to continue/increase their export journey to consider joining them at some of the industry’s leading international boat shows and trade events.
To get the season of international events underway, this year for the first time, British Marine and Superyacht UK (SYUK), a British Marine member association, will be at the Cannes Yachting Festival (6 – 11 September), providing members with the opportunity to join them on a shared showcase stand at the show which attracts over 54,000 international visitors and 575 exhibitors.
From Cannes they head to the principality of Monaco for the Monaco Yacht Show (28 September – 1 October). Attracting over 19,000 international visitors and 440 exhibitors, the Monaco Yacht Show brings together professionals from across the international luxury yachting sector and is the only show exclusively devoted to superyachts of at least 24 metres in length.
The final international show on the British Marine calendar for 2022 is METSTRADE (15 – 17 November) which attracts over 11,000 international visitors and 1,300 exhibitors. Members looking to exhibit at METSTRADE and who are keen to minimise the cost of exhibiting, should contact British Marine as soon as possible to take advantage of the METSTRADE early bird discount which expires on the 31 May 2022.
Heading into 2023 and they kick off the year with boot Düsseldorf, Germany (21 – 29 January 2023). Europe’s biggest boat show welcomes over 240,000 international visitors and some 1,923 exhibitors and members can once again join British Marine on a shared showcase stand, surrounded by leading international brands, ensuring a high-qualify footfall.
Finally to round off the 2022/23 international events calendar is another new addition, the Discover Boating Miami International Boat Show (15 – 19 February 2023). Heralded the largest boat show on the planet, it attracts over 100,000 international visitors and 1,000 exhibitors.
“It is great to see all these amazing shows back after two years of on/off disruptions,” commented Lesley Robison, CEO, British Marine. “These events offer a fantastic opportunity for members to reach a wide and diverse audience and we are here to assist them every step of the way to ensure they can get the very best out of exhibiting. We are also delighted to bring new opportunities to our members with the introduction of Miami and Cannes to our international calendar.”
Help to fund your international events
Alongside the full support of the British Marine team leading up and during each show and to aid member organisations looking to exhibit overseas, British Marine has been working closely with the Department for International Trade (DIT), international trade advisers and commercial officers to secure funding for its members and UK companies. This includes the costs associated with exhibiting at any of the events.
There are two funds available to members, the DIT internationalisation Fund, which is available to businesses based in England and provides match-funded grants up to £9,000 and the DIT UK Tradeshow Programme, which provides grants of up to £4,000.
If you are considering exhibiting at any of the International shows with British Marine and would like to discuss funding, your objectives, options and to secure your space please contact Johanna Sargeant at Jsargeant@britishmarine.co.uk
Please note that opportunities to exhibit will be on a first come first serve basis.