NMMA to lead fact-finding mission in Spain and Portugal


The National Marine Manufacturers Association and the U.S. Commercial Service are leading a fact-finding mission to Portugal and Spain to learn about the growing boating market in the Iberian Peninsula.

The trip will take place in Lisbon and the Algrave, Portugal, and Barcelona, Spain, Oct. 8-13.

During the trip, members will explore potential business opportunities and growth areas for the industry in both countries, network with industry stakeholders and meet with potential customers.

The trip also includes a full day at the Barcelona International Boat Show and a tour of the marina MB92, according to the NMMA.

The fact-finding mission is limited to 12 companies and includes all activities noted on the itinerary, plus ground transportation within Portugal, some meals, networking events, bilingual support and complimentary admission to the Salon Nautico de Barcelona.

Discounted group hotel rates will be offered at designated mission hotels in Portugal.

Registration is first come, first served and full payment is required to secure a spot.


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