Boot Düsseldorf is picking up speed. To the tune of 1,600 exhibitors from over 50 countries will be presenting their innovations for the coming season in 17 Düsseldorf exhibition halls from 21 to 29 January 2012 – from fishing rods right through to luxurious large yachts. Stand space is in great demand and the number of exhibitors is likely to exceed last year’s figures.
Assessing the situation Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel, Director of boot Düsseldorf, said: “The international yachting and watersports industry places great trust in boot as the central, European marketplace for the industry – not least due to the differing pace of growth on European markets. In Germany and Northern Europe the economic recovery after the years of crisis is most noticeable. International exhibitors want to capitalise on this.”
Messe Düsseldorf expects some 650 foreign participations at boot 2012. This means more than one in three exhibitors will come from abroad. The biggest exhibiting nation will be the Netherlands with 150 shipyards, fitters and service providers, followed by Italy (60), France (50), Austria (35) and the United Kingdom with 30 participations.
Superyacht exhibitors such as Royal Huisman Shipyards, Dahm International, JFA, Jongert, Mulder Shipyards and Vitters can all be found in hall 7a.