The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) stands as an anchor of maritime history, leading the industry as an engine of economic prosperity, and innovation in the world of boating and marine leisure.
For over six decades, FLIBS has been an essential gathering for boating enthusiasts, marine industry professionals, and all those with an affinity for the industry. Since then, FLIBS has evolved into an unrivaled event, historically drawing in over 100,000 attendees and displaying an astonishing array of vessels—from opulent superyachts to cutting-edge personal boats. Throughout its history, FLIBS has played a crucial role in shaping the boating industry, facilitating networking opportunities, and bolstering Fort Lauderdale’s reputation as the “Yachting Capital of the World.”
As an international event, FLIBS attracts attendees and exhibitors from all corners of the globe. Its role as a marketplace for buyers and sellers elevates the global marine industry, fostering sales and collaborations. From boat builders to marine equipment manufacturers, the show generates a flurry of economic activity, stimulating industries catering to recreational boating.
Navigating New Waters: What to Expect at FLIBS 2023
As FLIBS prepares to celebrate its 64th anniversary, taking place from October 25th to October 29th, the 2023 show promises an unparalleled experience, combining cherished traditions with innovative offerings.
“FLIBS 2023 invites attendees to immerse themselves in a sensory voyage, where cutting-edge design, state-of-the-art technology, and sustainable initiatives converge to redefine the future of boating,” said Andrew Doole, President of U.S. Boat Shows with Informa Markets, who produces the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. “With a legacy spanning over six decades, FLIBS continues to set new standards for excellence, becoming an unrivaled platform for marine enthusiasts, industry professionals, and luxury aficionados.”
Among key highlights for the 2023 show, attendees can expect:
- Expanded Show Footprint: FLIBS returns to its iconic seven show locations! From the Broward County Convention Center, Bahia Mar Yachting Center and Las Olas Marina to the Hall of Fame Marina, SuperYacht Village at Pier 66 South and the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, each site will host thousands of displays of boats and marine products. To fully immerse themselves in the splendor of FLIBS, visitors are encouraged to purchase a 2-day pass, allowing them to explore all seven show locations and enjoy the extravaganza.
- Broward County Convention Center Returns as Transportation Hub: Visitors will not want to miss out on the incredible products and activations on display at the Broward County Convention Center. In addition to the unique transportation perks that make the guest experience seamless and enjoyable for all, the convention center will serve as the FLIBS Transportation Hub, providing over 3,000 parking spots and linking guests to the show’s shuttle and water taxi services that conveniently connect visitors to the seven show sites.
- Cutting-Edge Technology: Advancements in marine technology are reshaping the boating landscape. FLIBS 2023 will showcase the latest in navigation systems, propulsion technology, and digital innovations, revealing the future of boating.
- Superyacht Village Expansion: The show’s Superyacht Village, where luxury yachts command the spotlight will offer visitors the chance to marvel at an even more extensive collection of mega yachts and enjoy an enhanced VIP experience.
- Interactive Workshops: The Broward County Convention Center will offer interactive workshops and seminars conducted by industry experts. Attendees can gain insights into enriching their boating experiences under the tutelage of boating, conservation and fishing experts.
Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this historic event, to secure your tickets, visit www.flibs.com and prepare to set sail into a world of wonders and innovation!
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