Charter boats – a booming business and its challenges
boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry are proud to announce that the fourth edition of their “International Breakfast Meeting” (IBM) will be held at the boat show on Tuesday, 22 January 2019 from 8:45 to 10:30.
The “International Breakfast Meeting” 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. And this is what the breakfast session will continue to do - providing in 2 hours the industry intelligence and updates - that most exhibitors and journalists are looking for, allowing them at the same time to meet and network with peers.
In 2016, the event looked at subjects such as competitiveness, challenges and trends in boating. The 2017 event concentrated on how the industry should become more attractive for new comers, as well as adapt better to elderly people on board. In 2018, market development in both well-established boating leading countries (France and the USA), as well as in the emerging countries (Colombia and South Korea) was under the spotlight.
In 2019, the International Breakfast Meeting will focus on the booming business of charter boats, and on its challenges. In particular, the event will address how the chartering business is impacting boatbuilders and the issue of charter boat skippers.