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November 2014

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Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
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Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


With the topic “The Boat and Yacht Retail Trade: International Outlook for 2015”, the 3rd International Conference for the Boat and Yacht Industry will be held during boot Düsseldorf 46th International Boat Show, in Dusseldorf, Germany. The conference will focus on export opportunities in the industry and on ways to gain access to non-European markets. boot Dusseldorf will be held from January 17 - 25, 2015.

The aim of the conference is to help businesses form a better understanding of the special requirements on the global boat market. Several expert panels will provide information about the market situations in Europe, North and South America, China and Southeast Asia. Participants will receive practical examples of how those markets have been successfully targeted by exporters so far.

The conference will feature speakers from the European boat industry and from a wide range of professional backgrounds, including trade journalists and international market insiders. The program is currently being compiled by the International Boating Industry Association, based in Brussels. The conference will be held on January 21, 2015 at the Congress Center Düsseldorf CCD East, Room M, from 11:00 am to 3:30 pm. It is geared towards executives and professionals in the boat industry as well as trade visitors at boot Düsseldorf who are interested in future issues of their industry and want to be involved in its important developments.

The conference languages will be English and German, with simultaneous translation. Participation is free of charge but registration is required. The detailed program with all conference topics and speakers as well as the registration forms will be available in early December at

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