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Miami International Boat Show to provide real-time transportation updates


The Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show and RaftUp Technologies have partnered to enhance the attendee experience getting to and from the 2019 Miami International Boat Show.

RaftUp is providing an app – called Progressive Insurance Miami International Boat Show Connections – and onsite transportation enhancements.

Those include digital screens, which will display real-time arrival and departure updates for the boat show’s expanded water-taxi services, and schedule information on shuttle bus routes.

“We’re excited to work with RaftUp Technologies to enhance communication with attendees and exhibitors and simultaneously improve the transportation experience—making it easier than ever to plan a day at the show,” said show director Larry Berryman in the National Marine Manufacturers Association’s newsletter, Currents.

“In the coming months we’ll be unveiling a number of transportation developments as we continue to evolve the show and deliver the world-class experience our attendees and exhibitors count on,” said Berryman. “Our partnership with RaftUp is one small but important component to making getting to and from the show convenient.”

RaftUp will create a custom app overlay and onsite screens tied to location-based tracking technology to provide attendees and exhibitors with real-time updates on water taxi departure and arrival times and information on shuttle bus routes.

With the Miami Yacht Show’s move to Miami from Miami Beach, RaftUp’s technology will be available for the water taxis and shuttle buses running between the Miami Yacht Show and the Miami International Boat Show.

RaftUp will be staffing a communications control center onsite at the Miami Boat Show and will be on-hand at key locations throughout the show to answer questions on using the technology.

“We want to help attendees spend more time enjoying the show, and less time figuring out what time their water taxi is arriving or where to pick up the next shuttle bus,” says Corey Boelkens, RaftUp founder and CEO.


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