The 2020 edition of the annual International Breakfast meeting (IBM) will feature the topic of sustainable boating with a focus on alternative fuels and engine systems. The European Commission, as well as innovators from the fields of electric, hybrid and hydrogen will contribute to an exciting discussion on a key topic for the recreational boating industry.
IBM is organised by boot Düsseldorf, the world’s largest boat show and EBI, the voice of Europe’s recreational boating industry. Now in its fourth edition and growing to over 150 participants in 2019, the theme follows the cross-sectoral developments towards decarbonisation. It brings together high-level experts to provide thought leadership on a key issue for industry, governments and the wider public. It will take place on Tuesday, 21 January 2020 from 8:30 until 10:30 in the Congress Center East at boot Düsseldorf.
Topics taking centre-stage will be the European Union’s strategy towards decarbonising Europe’s industry and the ambition to develop a carbon-neutral continent in the coming decades. The alternative solutions that will be presented and discussed in IBM’s interactive format are expected to be hydrogen, hybrid and electric engines.
Petros Michelidakis (Director, boot Düsseldorf) commented: “We are very proud to host this important networking platform which is successfully taking place every year during boot Düsseldorf. Recognising new trends and developments at an early stage will help the industry to understand and effectively use innovations for a sustainable development.”
Philip Easthill (Secretary-General, EBI) commented: “Environmental sustainability is a key issue for the recreational boating industry where there a number of exciting innovations. We very much look forward to discussing this with international experts at the International Breakfast Meeting next year that we are delighted to be organising again with our partner boot Düsseldorf.”