1.923 exhibitors on board at the world’s biggest water sports trade fair
With 1,923 exhibitors from 68 countries, including 1,085 international manufacturers, boot Düsseldorf took off today in 16 halls of the Düsseldorf Exhibition Center.
Five minutes before the start of boot 2018, Prof. Dr. med. Andreas Pinkwart, Minister for Economics, Innovation, Digitalisation and Energy of North Rhine-Westphalia, Mayor of Düsseldorf Thomas Geisel, boot Düsseldorf president Robert E. Marx and Messe Düsseldorf director Werner Matthias Dornscheidt cut the ribbon and gave the starting signal for the 49th boot Düsseldorf.
From 10:00 o'clock sharp, visitors started pouring into the exhibition halls. In addition to the lovers of motor boats, luxury yachts and sailing boats of all sizes, many families now use boot Düsseldorf for a day trip into the fascinating world of watersports right in the middle of a wet and cold January outside. A great variety of activities are on offer, such as paddling on a 90-meter long river in Hall 13, testsailing and test diving in Halls 14 (sailing) and 3 (diving), research stations for children as well as and older ocean lovers at the love your ocean area in Hall 4, or even casting a fishing rod in the Sportfishing Center in Hall 13.
Daily raffle of five slots on THE WAVE A special challenge is, once more, the 9-meter-wide, indoor surfing wave THE WAVE in Hall 8a. Not just for professional surfers, but also surfing newbies may venture for a ride on the standing wave, which is up to 1.5 meters high. Since booking started in December there has been a big run on the surfing slots available on THE WAVE and it is fully booked by now. However, there are still chances to win a slot: Five slots will be raffled every day at the Beach Life area in Hall 12 (Stand D 06). Simply call round between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., fill out the registration form and leave your telephone number. The five lucky winners will be notified by phone and can take their ride on THE WAVE at 5:00 p.m. in the Beach World in Hall 8a.
For the first time this year, visitors can take home their personal boot Düsseldorf photo. In front of a so-called green screen visitors can take a picture at the Entrance North and insert various spectacular watersports backgrounds.with a background. The photos may be printed to take home or send as postcards at the Beach World in Hall.
About boot Düsseldorf: 1.923 exhibitors 68 countries 57 % german exhibitors 43 % international exhibitors Opening hours: daily 10:00 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.