Same format, same place as 2013... due to popular demand

National

Boat Shows and the British Marine Federation (BMF) have

announced details of the 2014 London Boat Show.

Following

the success of National Boat Shows (NBS) 2013 event, next year’s edition

will be held on the same show layout in the ExCeL London,

bringing all

the exhibitors together in the South Hall.

Feedback from this year’s

show indicated that exhibitors and visitors alike appreciated the extra

buzz and atmosphere that was created by being in one hall and wished to continue with this format.

In order to guarantee that same layout, and to avoid any clashes with

the Dusseldorf Boat Show, the show will run from 4 to 12 January in

2014.

As

the trade association for the leisure marine industry, the BMF,

alongside NBS, has a duty to investigate any opportunity that may be

commercially beneficial to

the industry.

While focusing on its core shows, NBS has considered many

other options and opportunities including an alternative show at Canary

Wharf.

However, despite NBS being chosen by Canary Wharf as their first

choice partner against strong opposition,

following feedback on the 2013 Tullett Prebon London Boat Show, and

consultation with key industry leaders, it has been decided that the

leisure marine industry is best served by building on the

London Boat Show at ExCeL.

Howard

Pridding, chief executive of the BMF, said: ‘We are thrilled to be able

to announce the details for the 2014 London Boat Show today.

‘The

response we received

of the 2013 Show from exhibitors and visitors was very positive,

particularly about the layout of using one hall, and we will continue to

improve the experience for everyone involved.

‘We

have been listening hard to our exhibitors and our industry and have

worked very closely with our partners at ExCeL to ensure that we can

continue to stage a show

in London that offers a great showcase in a superb world-class

facility.

‘The industry representatives who sit on our boards have done a

very thorough job in looking at all potential sales platforms for the

industry and taken the right decision with the option

that makes commercial sense and offers all elements of the industry the

very best showcase.’

Find out more at www.londonboatshow.com