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April 2016

Press Contact:

Anne Meerboth-Maltz
Tel. (312) 781-5185
Fax (312) 781-5188

Messe Düsseldorf North America
150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 2920
Chicago, IL 60601


Exhibitor applications for boot 2017, 48th International Boat Show, are now available online at The deadline for reserving exhibit space at boot 2017 is June 30, 2016. The event will be held from January 21 - 29, 2017 at the fairgrounds in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“The next boot begins as soon as the last boot ends and we have started our planning for the 2017 event. I can already say that boot 2017 will feature several special highlights and will be a further milestone in the almost 50-year history of the water sports trade fair,” stated Petros Micheldakis, Director of boot Düsseldorf.

The boot 2017 website offers useful features for exhibitors to register for boot 2017 and organize their trade fair participation. boot 2016 exhibitors can easily register for boot 2017 with their existing access codes and make necessary changes on the registration form. First-time exhibitors have to choose the type and size of stand, fill out the product category information and add a personal contact and the relevant company details. The boot team in Düsseldorf and Messe Düsseldorf’s 72 foreign representatives and subsidiaries around the globe are always available to help with the application process.

The recent staging of boot Düsseldorf in January 2016 closed with a 2.8% visitor increase (compared to the 2015 event) and very positive reviews. A total of 247,000 visitors from 52 countries experienced the largest water sports event in 17 exhibition halls. The 1,800 exhibitors reported very interested visitors, eager to make purchases. boot 2016 featured 1,800 boats and yachts, the latest trend sports such as wake- and skimboarding as well as kitesurfing, diving, fishing, canoeing and cruising, presenting a board overview of the sector. Water sports enthusiasts were extremely impressed, with 97.5% giving boot Düsseldorf top ratings.

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