Hey y'all, let's dive into the splendid world of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), a premier event that's not just about showcasing yachts but also about charting a course towards sustainability. Held annually in the sun-kissed city of Fort Lauderdale, this show is a partnership between Informa Markets and its owners, the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF).
A Celebratory Note from the Captains of FLIBS
Phil Purcell, CEO/President of MIASF, and Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows at Informa Markets, expressed their heartfelt thanks to the community and exhibitors for their collaborative efforts in making the 64th annual FLIBS a roaring success. "The success of this year's show is a testament to the steadfast support our industry receives from the City of Fort Lauderdale," they stated.
FLIBS 2023: More Than Just a Boat Show
For the first time since 2019, FLIBS returned to all seven of its traditional show sites. The event transformed Fort Lauderdale's iconic marinas and the Broward County Convention Center into a veritable showcase of maritime prowess. Attendees had a chance to peruse everything from ultra-luxurious yachts to personal boating gear, demonstrating that FLIBS indeed had something for every sea enthusiast.
Steering Towards Sustainability
In 2023, FLIBS placed a strong emphasis on sustainability and innovation. The organizers implemented measures like reducing single-use plastics, encouraging recycling, setting up water refilling stations, and hosting sustainability seminars. "Our commitment to a sustainable future is an integral part of FLIBS' vision," the organizers mentioned, underlining the importance of eco-friendly practices in the marine industry.
Save the Date: FLIBS 2024
The teams at Informa Markets and MIASF are already gearing up for the 65th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, scheduled for October 30 – November 3, 2024. So, mark your calendars, y'all, because this is an event you won't want to miss!
FLIBS: A Gathering of Marine Innovations
FLIBS stands as one of the largest and most prestigious boat shows worldwide, annually introducing the latest trends and products in the marine industry. It's a unique gathering point for buyers and sellers in the boating sector, providing an unparalleled platform for engagement, experiences, and business opportunities.