Gold Coast Marine Expo moves to March 2017 to become the Gold Coast International Boat Show and welcomes the BIA as a show partner

Creating Australia’s first boat show of the year – The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo

The first major event of the 2017 Australian boat show season will be staged in March right in the heart of the nation’s recreational boating industry capital on Queensland’s Gold Coast.

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo sees the dates of the award-winning Gold Coast International Marine Expo move forward to 17-19 March 2017.

The Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo will be operated and managed with the support of the Boating Industry Association – Australia’s peak industry representative body, and held at the Gold Coast Marine Precinct at Coomera.

Boating Industry Association National Chief Executive Howard Glenn said the March boat show dates will be the catalyst for an exciting new era for Australia’s marine industry.

“The timing of this March event is seasonally important for boating enthusiasts and it also opens up an exciting opportunity for our industry to continue to innovate and grow”, Mr Glenn said.

Expo’s dedicated Event & Marketing Manager Emma Brown will lead the boat show management team to ensure a smooth transition to the 2017 March dates.

“A stand-alone Gold Coast International Boat Show & Marine Expo means the Expo we all know and love will be able to continue to grow and build on its proven success – 2016 was our biggest show in six years,” said Mrs Brown.

“The new March dates create further lead time for our exhibitors as existing boat owners can prepare for their coming summer – fresh in their minds are their considerations for repowering, replacing or upgrading their boat’s systems and accessories, or buying a new boat or yacht to further enhance their leisure time with their families next season.

“For manufacturers, importers as well as accessories and service providers, the pre-winter campaign timing is a business imperative.”

Mrs Brown said that the full support of the BIA is immensely significant and welcome.

“The skills, resources and experience the BIA brings to the table will be invaluable for our boat show, and for our industry as a whole.

“With our new dates, we are now taking ‘the boat show with so much more’ to a whole new level.”

If you love boating, you’ll really love the Gold Coast in March.

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