Boot Düsseldorf 2023: the water sports exhibition makes a successful comeback

During Boot Düsseldorf 2023, more than 1,500 exhibitors met around 237,000 visitors from more than 100 countries in 16 exhibition halls.

With approx 237,000 visitors More than 1500 exhibitors from more than 100 countries and 68 countries in 16 exhibition halls on an area of ​​220,000 square meters, the Dusseldorf Boot delivers impressive numbers. The forced three-year hiatus due to the pandemic did no harm to the maritime event in Düsseldorf. On the contrary, the entire international industry was once again drawn to the Rhine metropolis

Despite the difficult overall conditions, Boot 2023 wrote a success story. We would not dream of such a result. The boot finally reached calm waters and once again anchored firmly in its home port of Düsseldorf. This successful return demonstrated that ‘Made in Düsseldorf’ trade fairs have international appeal.informs Wolfram Diener, President and CEO of Messe Düsseldorf. Both motorboats and luxury yachts, sailing boats and diving equipment were for trend sports and holiday regions, global players and dream the starting line.

The show is directed by Petros Michelidakis greets:” Attendance from exhibitors was incredibly good, boat viewing appointments sold out and companies reported a large number of boat and accessory sales. The halls were also buzzing with diving and trending sports. Our team did their best, brought the sails to perfection and once again “waved” the Düsseldorf boots to the top of the international boat shows. We are pleased that Boot has been able to re-introduce this market to the economy and has successfully presented itself despite the current difficult economic situation. »

In addition to visitors from all over Germany, professionals from the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, France, Great Britain, Turkey and Spain also took advantage of the fair to learn about the latest innovations in the sector. Many manufacturers and potential buyers from the USA, South America and Asia visited Düsseldorf again.

After the nine-day exhibition, the international exhibitors are also very satisfied, as summarized Robert Marx, president of Boot and managing director of Marx-Technik : ” It is simply brilliant that the organizers of the Düsseldorf fair managed to accommodate here in accordance with the pre-pandemic era. With the Düsseldorf Boot 2023, the trade fair organizer has shown that it is future-oriented and at the same time able to successfully navigate rough seas. Many thanks to the Düsseldorf team and its captain Wolfram Diener. You have done a really great job“.

Speaking on behalf of the German Maritime Federation, managing director Karsten Stahlhut summarized the situation in the sector : ” We all started the show with mixed feelings due to ongoing crises since 2020 and two canceled startup shows. However, overall, in most cases, expectations were not only met, but exceeded in every way. A good start in January is always a sign of a good year. I’m sure it will be better than we thought a few weeks ago. »

Boot 2023’s new Blue Innovation Dock sustainability forum seems to have sparked interest. Industry, politicians and international associations met there. Philip Easthill, Secretary General of the European Maritime Industry Association from Brussels, sums up the 9 days: “Blue Innovation Dock is a repeatable experience. It opens a new perspective for the pleasure boat industry in the context of sustainable development. The presence of over 110 speakers, from CEOs to policy makers, highlights the importance of sustainability for aquatics. The sector has already made great strides in the development of sustainable materials, propulsion systems and marinas, and we will be able to intensively support them in the future through the Blue Innovation Dock.”

The boot will be back in its home port of Düsseldorf January 20-28, 2024 !

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