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NMMA sets webinar on Spanish market for U.S. exporters

The National Marine Manufacturers Association will hold a webinar on Aug. 4 at 11 a.m. EDT focused on Spain’s boating trends for 2015 and beyond.

The NMMA said the Spanish market continues to show positive changes for the industry and currently ranks as the trade group’s fourth top global market for the export of U.S. boats. Conditions in the market continue to improve.

The 45-minute webinar is designed to educate boatbuilders about the growing opportunities in Spain, as well as the NMMA's efforts to lead the second USA Pavilion to the Salon Nautico de Barcelona in October in conjunction with the NMMA’s strategic partners at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Madrid.

Robert Jones, commercial counselor with the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, will talk about why Spain, and Europe in general, are important markets for U.S. exporters.

The NMMA said the International Monetary Fund has issued estimated GDP growth figures for the world and Spain is at the top of the list for developed countries because its economic growth continues to pick up speed.

Jose Fayos, export manager for ANEN, the Spanish marine trade association, will discuss the current market situation in Spain and identify the most promising areas for growth in recreational boating.

Fayos will highlight the positive changes affecting Spain's boating industry and discuss why companies in the medium-size boat market, the superyacht refit sector and marina development should be focusing on Spain.

Julie Balzano, export development director for the NMMA, will follow with a brief overview of the plans in place for the USA Pavilion at the Barcelona International Boat Show.

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