Third International Breakfast Meeting

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European Boating Industry and boot Düsseldorf are proud to announce that the third edition of their International Breakfast Meeting (IBM) will be held at the boat show on Tuesday January 23 2018 from 08:45 to 10:30 and for the first time accompanied by its very own logo.

Having jointly organised for the last five years the conference which gathered European and international experts on various themes such as EU policy actions, boat dismantling or market performance and international trade, the organisers decided to change its format two years’ ago and came up with the idea of a breakfast briefing session, which was inaugurated in 2016.

The IBM was developed to answer the visitors’ need to combine a commercial presence at the largest indoor boat show with getting the latest news on regulatory or market developments worldwide.

So far, the IBM has looked at subjects such as competitiveness, challenges and trends in boating, the industry becoming more attractive for new comers and adapting better to elderly people on board.

A decade after the big crisis marked and affected badly the boating industry, the 2018 IBM will focus on the market development in both well-established boating leading countries, such as France and the USA, as well as in the emerging countries, like Colombia or South Korea.

Participation to the event is free for all exhibitors and the press. More information about the programme and speakers is available on Anyone interested in attending the event who is not an exhibitor is asked to contact our secretariat.

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