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Tampa Boat Show set to open tomorrow

The Progressive® Insurance Tampa Boat Show® Presented by West Marine kicks off tonight with a sneak peek VIP event and officially opens to the public tomorrow at the Tampa Convention Center and runs through Sunday. The region’s largest and longest-running boat show will open its doors with nearly 400 boats and accessories for all different interests and price ranges. This year’s show, which ...

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US Sailboat Show marks success in 50th year

The United States Sailboat Show closed the gates on a successful 50th edition in historic downtown Annapolis on Monday, Oct. 14. The gates flooded – in more ways than one – over the holiday weekend as the show hit record numbers. Educational programs and workshops sold out in advance of the show, proving the sailing lifestyle is not beginning to diminish. ...

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Organizers name 2019 Newport International Boat Show a success

Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced that, even with site changes and construction, the 2019 Show ended on a positive note. “Ticket sales were on par with last year, which was a banner year at NIBS,” said Nancy Piffard, show director, Newport Exhibition Group. “With the unique situation of non-gated exhibitor display space ...

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Orlando Boat Show reports record-breaking attendance

The 2019 Orlando Boat Show recently wrapped up its 16th annual three-day event at the Orange County Convention Center which featured more than 60 exhibitors, and showcased nearly 500 boats. The show, hosted by the Marine Industry Association of Central Florida, featured a wide variety of boats including personal watercrafts, pontoons, jet boats and cruisers.  Exhibitor space sold out quickly and comprised ...

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Registration opens for IBEX 2019

Registration is now open for the 29th International BoatBuilders’ Exhibition and Conference (IBEX), being held October 1-3 at the Tampa Convention Center. North America’s largest trade event for recreational marine industry professionals, IBEX is owned and produced by the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and RAI Amsterdam. “The entire IBEX team has been working tirelessly to prepare for the opening ...

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Freedom Boat Club to bring virtual reality boating to Jacksonville Boat Show

Freedom Boat Club will be bringing something extra to the Jacksonville In-Water Boat Show this year. Visitors are invited to participate in virtual reality boating with Freedom Boat Club. The members-only boat club will have their 70-foot houseboat docked at Metropolitan Park Marina for the show, April 5 - 7, where they will be demonstrating their newest way to showcase ...

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2019 Saltwater Fishing Expo reports strong sales, predicts busy fishing season

The 2019 Progressive Insurance Saltwater Fishing Expo ended its three-day run on Sunday, reporting attendance for 2019 was comparable to last year at 13,131, and up 11 percent from the three-year average of 11,828.    The Saltwater Fishing Expo, which took place at New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center in Edison for the second year, hosted more than 230 exhibitors, many of which ...

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Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today

Celebrating 87 years, the Progressive Insurance Northwest Sportshow opens today at the Minneapolis Convention Center and runs through Sunday, March 24. As the region’s largest outdoors event, there will be hundreds of exhibits featuring the newest products for boating, hunting, fishing, camping, and traveling. This year’s sportshow includes Super Thursday, happening this evening, to attract the weekday business crowds. The promotion offers show ...

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Newport International Boat Show announces 2019 dates

Newport Exhibition Group announced today that its 49th Annual Newport International Boat Show will take place September 12 - 15, 2019 at the Newport Yachting Center in downtown Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country and the premier show in New England, the Newport International Boat Show encompasses over 13 acres of Newport’s famed waterfront ...

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Social media influencers bring new reach to NMMA boat shows

Boat and sportshows are embracing a new trend – social media influencers, also known as individuals with a large following on social channels and/or blogs that help influence decisions. According to a recent AdWeek article, 92 percent of consumers trust an influencer they follow more than traditional advertising.  To date, NMMA Boat & Sportshows have partnered with more than 100+ influencers, reaching a ...

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