USA Pavilion sells out for Rio de Janeiro Show

Christopher Gerber
March 12, 2013
Filed under News

American companies will be heading down to the Rio de Janeiro Boat Show, filling the USA Pavilion at the   show. The USA Pavilion will feature 16 American marine companies as a part of the National Marine Manufacturer's new export development program. The pavilion will be the first group presence for the USA and the largest country pavilion at the show.

Brazil is currently the U.S.' fifth largest export market and in spite of high import duties and challenging conditions, U.S. exports are on the rise, the NMMA said in a note to Boating Industry. The NMMA said it has confirmed that all 16 companies will exhibit at the pavilion. North American attendees will include boat and yacht builders, marine equipment manufacturers and a variety of distributors of supplies such as boat trailers and lifts, boat certification as well as support and fishing equipment. All companies are NMMA members.

The following information was also included in the note from the NMMA:

NMMA’s export development program, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Commerce, is targeting a number of international boat shows to expand international presence for its members. Upcoming opportunities to exhibit include:

  • North America Pavilion at the Korea International Boat Show: May 30 – June 2
  • North America Pavilion at the International Boat Show & Festival, Sanya, China: Oct. 17 – 20
  • USA Pavilion at METS in Amsterdam: Nov. 19 – 21

Those interested in attending the USA Pavilion Cocktail Reception at the Rio de Janeiro Boat Show, and companies interested in participating in future international boat shows, should contact Export Development Director Julie Balzano, or 954.441.3234.


One Response to “USA Pavilion sells out for Rio de Janeiro Show”

  1. Jamie Mahn on March 24th, 2013 6:02 am

    Now this is more like it. U.S. companies are so competitive that is why thery are so interesting to looks at. I wonder what they have in store for viewers this time.


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