New Orleans show to return in 2011

Author:
Updated:
Original:

The National Marine Manufacturers Association is partnering with BK Productions to produce the 2011 New Orleans Boat & Sportshow.

The relationship will allow the NMMA to combine its history and experience with BK's first-hand knowledge of the market to further the New Orleans show as the Gulf Coast's premier boating and outdoors event, the NMMA said in a statement.

"With more than 80 years of combined event promotion and management, including a portfolio of other boat and outdoors shows in the region, BK Productions has the knowledge needed to assist NMMA in bringing a renewed excitement to the New Orleans Boat & Sportshow," said Cathy Rick-Joule, vice president of NMMA boat shows.

The 41st annual show will take place Jan. 27-30 at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center. The NMMA has also secured this timing for 2012 - Jan. 26-29.

This year's show, which had been set for January, was cancelled in order to address dealer demands.

"There just wasn't enough critical mass to warrant an acceptable 2010 show for our exhibitors," said Rick-Joule when the cancellation was announced. "We want to continue to be the Gulf Coast's largest and best boat show and look forward to a new day for our industry and a sustainable and strong 2011 event."

Click here for the full release.

Related

A Report from Ohio’s Hybrid Boat Show

The online/in-person show was deemed a success, but organizers say it can’t compare to a traditional boat show. “We took the best action available to us.”

Marina Conference and Expo Begins Tomorrow

Preconference workshops at the virtual event will focus on electrical code updates, BIG grant application guidance and marina operations.

Regal Names VP, North American Sales and Marketing

Jake Kuck had previously served as North American sales manager.

Williams Jet Tenders Expands

The U.K. builder is making changes to its facility to increase production and the size of its RIBs.

Industry Mourns Daniel Harper

The Siren Marine founder and CEO died unexpectedly.

Quick Hits: January 26, 2021

Oxe’s range of diesel outboards get EPA approval and the Association of Marina Industries’ Training Institute releases its certification course schedule.

Virtual Boat Show Season

With most of the winter boat shows canceled, will dealers see a slowdown in demand heading into spring?