EBI keynote speech

The latest in European news from European Boating Industry

European Boating Industry gives keynote speech at FIMAR seminar in Florianopolis, Brazil

On 4 June 2015, Mirna Cieniewicz, secretary general of European Boating Industry, gave a keynote presentation about the boating industry in Europe at the FIMAR seminar.

FIMAR, the International Sea Fair for Technology, Innovation and Design, has been the first ever Italian-Brazilian B2B fair which took place in Florianopolis, Santa Catarina State (Brazil).

Mirna Cieniewicz described the boating sector in Europe and talked about the importance of understanding one’s markets and the role of innovation on our continent.

She also presented the revised rules for boats and engines to be sold on the EU single market, with the new Recreational Craft Directive 2013/53/EU starting to apply on 18 January 2016.

The audience consisted of Brazilian and Italian boating professionals, representatives from various governmental agencies and institutions responsible for sustainable and economic development and tourism, as well as the Brazilian press.

Stemming from the cooperation agreement signed between the Italian and Brazilian governments and ACATMAR (the Santa Catarina boating industry association gathering some 300 members), FIMAR was organised with the aim to promote sustainable development of the “Sea Economy” in Brazil.

The event gathered many political representatives, including State Secretaries Filipe Mello for Tourism and Carlos Chiodini for Sustainable Development, as well as SEBRAE Agency for economic development.

Italy was represented by the Ministry for Economic Development, the Italian Trade Agency ICE, our member UCINA Confindustria Nautica, Unioncamere, Assonautica and some 25 Italian companies.

According to the organisers, the 4-day event generated almost 100 B2B meetings with a business potential of R$ 1,500,000.00 (500,000 EUR) and several technical cooperation agreements were signed on this occasion.

Latest Press Releases

See the US debut of Fairline’s Targa 43 OPEN at this year’s Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show

British luxury motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, is hosting the US debut of its new Targa 4... Read more

Shakespeare Marine to Launch the World’s First Inflatable Emergency VHF Antenna at METSTRADE 2018

Shakespeare® Marine, world leader in marine antenna design, announces it is launching the, the world... Read more

Fairline Yachts to strengthen management team

Since its launch just over two years ago, Fairline Yachts has been winning awards for its new models... Read more

OverBoard launch new colourful limited-edition collection

Leaders in waterproof bags and cases, OverBoard, prove that functionality doesn’t have to be boring ... Read more

Fairline Yachts’ Targa 43 wins at World Yachts Trophies 2018

Luxury British motor yacht manufacturer, Fairline Yachts, was announced as the winner of a highly pr... Read more

View all