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Expect changes at Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

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The 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show has some changes in store, including a redesigned and repositioned entrance, according to the show’s organizers.  

Those who attend the 2018 show, set to take place from Oct. 31 to Nov. 4, will find the main entrance several hundred yards to the north of the Bahia Mar Yachting Center property, along Seabreeze Boulevard, just south of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and Marina.

The newly designed entrance will feature a plaza-like configuration, efficiently designed security, and a VIP and exhibitor gate. The show’s previous main entrance will be used for exhibitor move-in and move-out, as well as other show logistics, according to a statement from Informa, organizer of the show.

“Informa is focused on evaluating the overall show experience and how FLIBS is perceived by people who arrive from many different places and spend time at the show each day,” said Andrew Doole, general manager of Informa U.S. Boat Shows.

A new culinary provider will offer fresh, farm-to-plate fruits and vegetables, sustainable seafood and natural, organic meats through partnerships with purveyors of locally sourced, organic and sustainable products.

“Wherever you are in the show, and whether you want to grab a cold drink, a snack or a gourmet meal, we want it to be easy and satisfying,” Doole said.

FLIBS, owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida, is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world. The show spans more than 3 million square feet of exhibit space across seven waterfront locations that are connected by a network of water and ground transportation services.

The five-day show attracts about 110,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors representing 52 countries, with more than 1,500 boats on display. For more information, visit FLIBS.com.

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