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Mumbai International Boat Show 2012

Last Update: November 15th, 2017

The sixth edition of India’s largest and only truly international boat show will bring a unique opportunity to participate in a well established and trusted platform to cater to arguably the last large untapped leisure boating market in the world.

From 23rd – 26th February 2012

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With the Middle East reaching a saturation point, the focus of sales is bound to move to India, which has the potential to be the largest market in the region for boats.

The event in 2007, its inaugural year, established itself as the benchmark for boat shows in India and served to provide an important stimulus to the Indian leisure boating and water sports industry. The 2008 event outshone the previous year, and 2009 was spectacular despite the economic environment. The 2010 Show had more than 40% new exhibitors and attracted the right kind of audience in its four days, with exhibitors expressing immense satisfaction with their participation.

Mumbai International Boat Show will be scaled up to even greater heights, offering a better, more-rounded experience to both exhibitors and visitors.

MAIN EVENTS

On-Ground Exhibition Area

Large self built stands promoting a wide range of small and medium sized boats, engines, water sports equipment and luxury product display spread over 10,000 sq. m. approx. at the Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai.

SURROUNDING EVENTS

CII’s International Boating Conference
A one-day conference attended by over 200 delegates with key speakers from India and abroad on growth and prospects of the leisure boating industry.

Networking Dinner
Gives exhibitors, sponsors and all associated to the Boat Show a platform on which to mingle. This is an excellent networking opportunity for all serious players in the industry, attended by approximately 400 people.

Additionally:
• Press Conference
• VIP Preview Evening

THE MIBS 2011 BOAT SHOW OVERVIEW

No. of Exhibitors
• Up to 100

Exhibition Area
• On Land: 10,000 sq. m. approx.
• On Water: Up to 15 boats

Surrounding Events
• CII’s International Boating Conference: 200 delegates approx.
• Networking Dinner: 400 people approx.

Visitors
• 1000 of India’s top high net worth individuals
• 5000 of Mumbai’s elite
• Country Ambassadors
• 10,000 visitors over the duration of the show
• 70% Businessmen
• 30% Professionals

Trade Visitors
• Tourism and potential business leads (for representation etc.)
• Marine industry trade

International Presence
• Exhibitors from the marine and boating industry globally
• International speakers from the boating industry
• Leading local print and electronic media and international boating media

MIBS 2012 – VENUE

On-Ground Exhibition:
G2 Block, MMRDA Grounds,
Opp. Citibank,
Bandra Kurla Complex,
Bandra East,
Mumbai 400051,
Maharashtra, India.

WHY MUMBAI

India Ahoy!
For those interested in checking out the economic sanctity and future of India, here are a couple of samplers:

  • Though India’s share of the global luxury market is currently negligible — just about 2 per cent — experts predict that the CAGR from 2006 to 2015 is likely to be around 25 per cent (Source: The Financial Express, August 11, 2011)
  • Lured by India’s growth rate of 8-9 per cent, international luxury brands of repute are flocking to India, to be a part of the Great Indian Growth Story (Source: Trak.in)
  • India is rated as one of the top economies in the world in terms of purchasing power parity(PPP) of the gross domestic product (GDP) by leading financial entities of the world, such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the CIA (Source: CIA World Factbook)

DROPPING ANCHOR IN MUMBAI

Reasons are aplenty for India’s largest boat show to dock in Mumbai:

  • Mumbai, known as the Commercial Capital of India, is the economic hub of most of the financial and business activities of the country.
  • Mumbai has a natural harbour with miles of sheltered coastline – great places to sail to.
  • India’s financial capital, Mumbai, is the world’s seventh largest city in terms of its billionaire population, according to a Top 10 Billionaire Cities list by Forbes.
  • Mumbai is home to the highest number of corporate headquarters and is home to the scions of some of India’s largest private enterprises, such as the Tata Group, the Reliance Group, the Aditya Birla Group, etc.
  • Most of the foreign banks and financial institutions have set up offices in its expanse.
  • Mumbai has been granted the status of the state capital of Maharashtra, since it has a large percentage of state and central government employees in its workforce. It comprises the headquarters of esteemed Indian financial institutions like the Bombay Stock Exchange, the Reserve Bank of India, the National Stock Exchange, etc.
  • Mumbai is the abode of Bollywood, the Hindi movie industry. It has the command centres of all the major television and satellite networks as well.
  • The city houses the mega-rich diamond, finance, IT and film industries.
  • It has a strong boating heritage with the third oldest yacht club in the world, the Royal Bombay Yacht Club, set up in 1846.


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Norberto Moreau is co-founder of the Allied Management Ltd Consulting Group (Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Spain). The group and his associates have activities in Yachting, Properties, Events and Online Services.
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