Last Update: November 3rd, 2017
The 2009 PSP Southampton Boat Show was named Exhibition of the Year at the UK’s Trade Association Forum Awards last week. The show is organised by the British Marine Federation’s National Boat Shows, whose MD, Andrew Williams, is current President of IFBSO.
The judging criteria required evidence of an exhibition either in the UK or overseas, run by or on behalf of a Trade Association, that clearly demonstrates a commercial success and has acted as a focal point for the represented sector and has provided opportunities for members as a result.
Andrew Williams said: “We are delighted to have won Exhibition of the Year for the 2009 PSP Southampton Boat Show. This endorses the event as a major showcase for members, exhibitors and the whole marine industry. Importantly it achieved an increase in attendance during a year when the exhibition industry in general was typically experiencing flat or declining visitor numbers.”