The Brisbane Boat Show closed last night having delivered a new round of optimism for the marine industry. With over 70 businesses presenting a broad variety lifestyle options for visitors, recreational boating was the winner with the closing sentiment being that the upcoming summer will be a busy one for the waterways in and around South East Queensland.
Show organisers, the Boating Industry Association Ltd, says that the Brisbane Boat Show is a forum for industry to educate the public about the joys of the lifestyle, whilst providing an opportunity for them to buy products and services. This might be to either start boating for the first time, or to upgrade existing gear to better suit individual needs.
South East Queensland remains the heart of the boat building industry in Australia, and local builders take the opportunity to present their new products at the Show, as well as research those attending with the view to understanding the needs that can shape products of the future.
Domenic Genua, General Manager of Marketing & Events for the Association said, “This years’ show season has been very good for industry. These events provide a vital forum to create opportunity by bringing industry together with an interested public”.
The newly revived show welcomed 15,993 guests over the three days. Whilst sentiment didn’t bring vast numbers, exhibitors have reported that those that did attend were keen to engage.
Dates for 2020 have already been set for 21 to 23 August where the Association will celebrate the 60th edition of the show.