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Fort Lauderdale show adds new events

The 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, set to take place Nov. 5-9 in the "Yachting Capital of the World," is unveiling new attractions this year.
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The 56th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, set to take place Nov. 5-9 in the "Yachting Capital of the World," is unveiling new attractions this year to further enhance the experience for thousands of boating enthusiasts and marine businesses from around the world who attend the world's largest in-water boat show.

"This is an exciting year for the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show as we roll out enhancements designed to make this the best show ever for our exhibitors and attendees," Brett Keating, vice president of consumer marketing for Show Management, the organization that annually produces the Fort Lauderdale show, said in a statement.

"We're elevating the overall experience in many different ways, ranging from very attractive VIP packages to a Friday night Blue Party at the [Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County] Convention Center especially for our valued exhibitors. Even before you arrive, you'll notice attractive new touches when you visit the new FLIBS website and see our new logo."

Active Interest Media owns Show Management and Soundings Trade Only.

Organizers have partnered with Quint Events for a VIP Boat Show Experiences program, which will offer registered guests the convenience of onsite valet parking, entry to the boat show and all-day access to the air-conditioned VIP lounge at the Hall of Fame Marina, which will feature gourmet food and a premium open bar. Other perks include access to a variety of private boat show events.

One-day VIP Boat Show Experiences passes are $399 a person for Thursday, Friday or Saturday (Nov. 5-7). Three-day passes are available for $1,099 a person.

On Nov. 6 the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center will glow blue for a fun-filled night specially planned for exhibitors and featuring entertainment, music and fashion at the show's Sailfish Pavilion.

Raffle tickets and great prizes will benefit the Children's Diagnostic & Treatment Center, a non-profit organization that annually serves more than 11,000 children with special health care needs in Broward County.

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