boot Düsseldorf and the European Boating Industry have held the seventh edition of the annual International Breakfast Meeting online due to the cancellation of boot Düsseldorf. On 25 January from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. (CEST), high-ranking panelists from business and politics met to discuss international trade opportunities and challenges in the supply chain.
Recording of the 7. International Breakfast Meeting 2022
Watch the recording of the seventh edition of the International Breakfast Meeting here.
Every year, the International Breakfast Meeting (IBM) held at boot Düsseldorf offers trade visitors, industry, and journalists the opportunity to exchange information on the latest market trends, regulations, and innovation, as well as to develop new contacts and networks. The 2021 edition, held online, was attended by 220 participants and boasted the participation of European Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius. This marked the first time a European Commissioner participated in IBM, showing the prominent presence of the event and the boating industry in EU policy-making.
In January 2022 for its seventh edition and held online once more, the IBM will again tackle a crucial topic for the boating industry under the theme of “International trade opportunities and supply chain challenges”. The main topics will be the EU’s new trade policy and the supply chain challenges that are affecting the boating sector. This will be informed by presentations from the EU institutions, speakers from the boating sector and other sectors, such as automotive and logistics.
The aim of the discussion at IBM 2022 is to help businesses navigate the EU’s future approach to trade, as well as discuss potential solutions to supply chain challenges and identify new opportunities for the boating sector over the coming years.
Our experts 2022
Petros Michelidakis (Director, boot Düsseldorf)
Robert Marx (President, boot Düsseldorf & BVWW)
Cristina Rueda-Catry (Cabinet Expert, European Commission Executive Vice-President and Commissioner for Trade Valdis Dombrovskis)
European Boating Industry represents the recreational boating industry in Europe. It includes all related sectors, such as boat building, equipment manufacturers, marinas and service providers. The industry makes a significant contribution to the European economy and represents 32,000 companies directly employing over 280,000 people. The vast majority of the sector is made up of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).