MIASF and Show Management sign new deal on Fort Lauderdale show

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management signed a 30-year agreement to produce the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

The Marine Industries Association of South Florida and Show Management signed a 30-year agreement to produce the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.

"Our marine industry has become a prominent job creator, and our region is a world-leading marine sales, refit and repair hub," MIASF executive director Phil Purcell said in a statement. (The MIASF owns the Fort Lauderdale show.)

"This agreement assures the show's future leadership presence in our region and within the marine community."

Show Management specializes in boat show production and has been producing the Fort Lauderdale show since 1976, the year it moved to the Bahia Mar Yachting Center.

Soundings Trade Only and Show Management are owned by Active Interest Media.

"The success of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has been made possible through the close partnership among the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, the city of Fort Lauderdale, Broward County and Show Management," said Efrem "Skip" Zimbalist III, chairman of Active Interest Media and president of Show Management, which Active Interest Media bought in 2006. "It simply would not be possible without the dedication of all parties involved."

"All of us at Show Management are honored to have been selected to operate the show through 2046 and will continue dedicating all of our resources to ensure that FLIBS remains the largest and best boat show in the world," Zimbalist added.

The 57th annual Fort Lauderdale show will take place Nov. 3-7.

A far cry from its humble start in 1959 as an exhibit by local boat dealers in Fort Lauderdale's War Memorial Auditorium, the world's largest in-water boat show now spans seven locations with more than 3 million square feet of space, including six marinas and the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, all connected by a network of water taxis, riverboats and shuttles.

Related

A Collective Voice Against Tariffs

Organizations in the E.U. and U.S. have issued a statement ahead of next week’s Brussels Summit urging for the termination of retaliatory tariffs.

ABYC Free Webinar Series Returns

The association’s online learning events will continue with “Fuel System Troubleshooting” on June 17.

Getting to Know the Newbies

At last week’s Partners Outdoors symposium, RBFF’s Stephanie Vatalaro shared information that can help the marine industry get to know its new audiences.

Switching to Compostable Bags

Foul-weather gear maker Grundéns will start using eco-packaging that you can cut up and use in the garden.

Brunswick Corp. CEO to Headline Innovation Summit

David Foulkes will speak on implementation at the Sept. 9 summit, organized by Correct Craft.

Navico Hires Americas PR Manager

Navico brings its public-relations duties in-house with the hiring of Kim Rodriquez.

Galeon Expands Dealer Network

The builder looks to British Columbia-based dealer Freedom Marine to grow the brand in western Canada.

No Inventory? Now Is Not The Time to Stop Marketing

The MRAA’s Webinar “Marketing When You Have No Inventory” covered how dealers can build long-term equity with new and returning customers as demand outpaces supply.