BIOGRAD Bootsmesse – 2016

BIOGRAD Bootsmesse, October 20. – 23. 2016

BBS Comes of Age

The Biograd Boat Show turns 18 this year, and visitors can expect to see signs of maturity.  Expect to see all available exhibition space booked and the widest range of products on offer to date.   The show has become the meeting point for Croatia’s nautical industry and marks the end of the boating season, and the beginning of a new nautical business year.

Another Record Show Expected

After 17 years of consecutive growth, another record show is expected.  In 2015 a record number of visitors and more than 300 register exhibitors attended from many countries.   The event has taken on an international flavor due to the importance of Croatia as a boating destination and the impressive facilities and management of Ilirija d.d. which include Marina Kornati, Ilirija hotels, restaurants, and entertainment facilities.  Favorable pricing for all services adds to the leisurely atmosphere, while a pontoon bridge links the main marina with Marina Kornati West, offering a unique and attractive in-water exhibition. 

Biograd Charter Show (BCS)

As Croatia leads the world in bareboat yacht charter, the Biograd Charter Show is an important yearly meeting point for the industry, and takes place in Hall “B”.  On Thursday and Friday It focuses on Business to Business dealings, while the weekend offers consumers the best opportunity to speak directly with charter providers and to take advantage of special offers.  A rich charter congress program for the industry is topped off by a grand Charter Friday Party in the Hall “B” restaurant.

New for BCS 2016

On Site Conference Facilities in Hall B – allows all meetings and presentations to take place on site
On-line B2B Meeting Scheduling – administered by the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Expanded Meeting Facilities – allowing for more meetings between Charter professionals.
Complementary refreshment bar – open to all accredited charter professionals on Thur. & Fri.

The Gateway for Central European Boaters
More and more, the show attracts visitors and exhibitors from neighboring countries and afar. Many are introduced to Biograd through its world class calendar of events, or as one of the largest yacht charter destinations in the world, or as one of busiest marinas in Croatia.   Regardless the number of international visitors to the Biograd Boat Show increases each year.

Member of the IFBSO

The Biograd Boat Show is a Gold Member of the International Federation of Boat Show Organizers, adopting  the high standards of the organization and participating in its further development by sharing its unique business model, and innovative touches such as the 360 degree virtual tour.