People should not expect big changes in five of Florida’s largest boat and yacht shows despite the sale of their producer, Show Management, to London-based Informa.
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, held annually in the fall, is the largest in-water boat show in the world. It covers six locations and more than 3 million square feet of space. The boats and other vessels on display include runabouts, sportfishers, high-performance boats, center consoles, cabin and express cruisers, sailing yachts, motoryachts, catamarans, trawlers and extraordinary superyachts.
People should not expect big changes to five of Florida’s largest boat and yacht shows organized by Show Management after the company’s sale to London-based Informa, which is among the largest yacht and boat show organizers in the world with the acquisition.
Active Interest Media said company founder Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III is retiring as CEO of Show Management, although he will continue as non-executive chairman of the board of AIM.
Show Management, the producer of five of Florida’s largest boat shows, was purchased by a London-based company with a strategic plan to expand its Global Exhibitions business in the United States.
Bennett Auto Supply, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management raised $50,000 for Sheridan House Family Ministries.
Phil Purcell gave the board of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida notice that he will step down as CEO and executive director in January 2018.
The Marine Industries Association of South Florida said Monday that it received approval from the Foreign Trade Zone Board and Fort Lauderdale FTZ No. 241 for a 16-site marine industry subzone.
“Bonkers.” That’s how one exhibitor at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show described the pace of sales at this year’s show to Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III.
Organizers of the 57th Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show reported strong sales and said they received positive comments from exhibitors about buyer enthusiasm for the products on display and the enhanced show experience.
Show Management CEO Efrem “Skip” Zimbalist III said attendance at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show was up 5 percent this year from the 2015 show.