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Ft. Lauderdale boat show shifts back one day


Organizers of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show have changed days for the upcoming 58th annual show. The show now begins on Wednesday, Nov. 1, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 5.

Historically, the show has opened on a Thursday and ended on Monday, originally to help buyers and brokers finalize sales when banks were open.

“In today’s world of financial transactions, it is no longer necessary to use Monday as a banking day,” said Phil Purcell, CEO/president of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, which owns the show. “And with more frequent client visits and exhibitor opportunities on Wednesday, we think it’s in the best interest of both exhibitors and consumers to activate the Wednesday of show week and deactivate Monday.”

The show is produced by Show Management, which was purchased in March by UK-based Informa. Informa’s Global Exhibitions division chief executive Charles McCurdy said the change of days was made after getting “strong feedback” from exhibitors, the venues, hoteliers and MIASF.

Exhibitor contracts do not need to be changed, organizers said in a press release. The show is expected to maintain the Wednesday-through-Sunday format in the future.

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2 thoughts on “Ft. Lauderdale boat show shifts back one day

  1. David Gennett

    Finally after 57 years they get the message! After 57 years they finally change the show dates to the way it should have been from the beginning. Congratulations to whomever initiated it. Great idea, excellent!

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