• office@europeanboatingindustry.eu
  • +32 473 637334
Thursday, 01 February 2018 10:24

European Boating Industry is recruiting

Junior European Affairs Officer

Based in Brussels (Belgium) in the heart of the EU quarter, European Boating Industry represents the interests of the European leisure marine industry and its members.

Active on multiple levels, European Boating Industry provides policy intelligence and analysis of EU legislative proposals and initiatives to its members. It is also a source of expertise both for the industry and the policy-makers, whether at EU or national levels.

More information on http://www.europeanboatingindustry.eu/


Tasks of the European Affairs Officer

The European Affairs Officer will work on the instructions of the Secretary General. In particular, his/her tasks will include:

-         Helping in the application to EU funded projects and to project coordination (activities and dissemination)

-         Supporting the Secretary General: EU affairs (monitoring, drafting informative notes and positions), communication (press release, newsletter, website), preparation of meetings and conference organisation both in Belgium and abroad


The requirements of the applicant

We wish to appoint a candidate with above-average motivation and commitment, who is interested in a long-term cooperation. We regard the ability to work in a small team, in a confident and autonomous manner as well as networking skills as a prerequisite. 


As an applicant you should satisfy the following:

  • Relevant University degree;
  • Capacity of contributing to the development of cross-border projects within the European leisure marine industry. Experience in EU projects management is desirable;
  • Knowledge of foreign languages (business and contract-fluent spoken and written English, good knowledge of a further EU official language);
  • Knowledge of the leisure marine industry is desirable, however, not a condition.


What we offer

We offer a stimulating and international working environment. This is an entry-level position, ideal for a motivated candidate willing to get his/her hands on EU Affairs. The position is full-time with a competitive remuneration package.


Please send your application by 15 February 2018 together with your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Due to the large number of applications, please note that only successful candidates will be contacted. 



We’re extremely proud and happy to present the 3rd “International Breakfast Meeting”, with a brand new logo to celebrate the success of this event organised jointly by boot Dusseldorf and European Boating Industry.

The event will be held on Tuesday, 23 January 2018 from 9:00 to 10:30 at the Congress Centre Düsseldorf (CCD East, Room M) on the boot fairground. Registration will start at 8h45 and there will be some extra time after the event for networking.

The idea of the breakfast briefing session was inaugurated in 2016. It looked at subjects such as competitiveness, challenges and trends in boating. The 2017 event concentrated on how the industry should become more attractive for new comers, as well as adapt better to elderly people on board.


This year will focus on the market development in both well-established boating leading countries, with the examples of France and the USA, as well as in the emerging countries, illustrated by Colombia and South Korea.

After a lively introduction from Anouk Groen (CMF Trend Forecaster) presenting the audience a dynamic and visual journey, depicting the latest design trends in Sports and power products, Robert Newsome, Vice President, Engineering Standards & Membership, National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and Sébastien Milcendeau, Technical Manager and International Business Development for the French Federation of Nautical Industries (FIN) will present respectively the US and the French market. Udo Kleinitz, Secretary General of The International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), and Tim Coventry, Special Adviser to the Korean International Boat Show, will then move onto the growing markets of Colombia and South Korea.


Participation to the International Breakfast Meeting is free for all exhibitors and the press. It offers a unique opportunity to combine stimulating presentations, lively exchanges of ideas and networking, while enjoying your breakfast.

The meeting will be held in English. The programme and registration form are available online.


For more information, please contact:

Sandrine Devos – European Boating Industry

Tel +32 473637334

Lara Hannappel – boot Düsseldorf

Tel +49 (0) 211 4560 563


Thursday, 07 December 2017 11:35

Digital Boat not abstract but a fact

On Tuesday, 5 December 2017 at the Paris Nautic we took for a 2-hour “Digital Boat Odyssey”. The third edition of the Nautic conference became a great opportunity to discuss the direction in which this "numerical" adventure is heading and the nautical role in it. This year event, organised jointly by European Boating Industry (EBI), the French Federation of Nautical Industries (FIN) and Nautic Festival, gathered on one stage not only the representatives of the industry who contribute daily to creating new image of boating with the help of digital tools, on land and on water, but also the European Commission policy officers who coordinate the policies related to nautical tourism at the European Union level.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 13:15

3rd Nautic conference to discuss digital change

The third edition of the joint event of European Boating Industry, the French Federation of Nautical Industries (FIN) and Nautic Festival, the “Digital Boat Odyssey” will take place on Tuesday, 5 December 2017 from 15:00 - 16:45 at Scene Nautic. The 2017 event will discuss two main aspects of the digital change: on land and on water, so not only the evolving way in which we start our nautical adventure before even getting on board, but also the changing habits and use of devices on sea.

Friday, 13 October 2017 09:13

Tourism Manifesto available in 23 languages

European Boating Industry is happy to announce that the initiative strongly supported by our association and of which we have been a part, will now gain an even wider audience, as the "European Tourism Manifesto" has been translated to other European languages and is now available in 23 of them. Get familiar with the postulates in your mother tongue here

Thursday, 15 June 2017 13:23

Wind & Water Gdynia 2017

This summer, boating industry might have gained a few more future recreational craft enthusiasts, thanks to the 12th edition of the largest such event in this part of Europe – the Wind and Water boat show in Gdynia - which took place from 27-30 July.

Over ten thousand visitors who frequented the event could not have been disappointed with the show’s offer.