2017 will see the 5th year of the cooperation between boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry! We’re extremely proud and happy to celebrate this round anniversary with the 2nd edition of the format we introduced last year “International Breakfast Meeting” (after having organised before the International Conference for 3 consecutive years between 2013-2015).
Like last year, the event will be held on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 from 9:00 to 10:30 at the Congress Centre Düsseldorf (CCD East, Room R) on the boot fairground.
This second edition will be divided into two thematic parts: getting new-comers on board and keeping elderly people on board. When looking at the first challenge, the speakers will reflect together with the audience on new trends, such as interconnectedness and digitalisation (extremely popular in the car industry, for example) and how the boating industry can deal with them. They will also try to answer the question about, what people coming to Europe expect from their leisure time, including time spent on a boat or practising other water sports. Boat chartering and sharing, new emerging trends in the industry and their impact on the future of boating will also be discussed.
The second part of the Breakfast will address the demographic change and the fact that boating population is getting older. A brand new German study on the present and future situation will be presented at this occasion. Industry representatives will inform, how they react to the demographic change and what’s being done (could be done) to adapt boats to the new needs.
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.
For more information, please contact:
Sandrine Devos – European Boating Industry
Tel +32 2 895 36 08 / 09
Lara Hannappel – boot Düsseldorf
Tel + +49 (0) 211 4560 563