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The world’s pleasure boating in Genoa from 2 to 10 October 2010. Innovation, a complete product range and quality: these will be the key-words of the 2010 Genoa Boat Show, an event which over the last fifty years has progressively gained the worldwide leadership and become the international reference point for the recreational boating industry as a whole.
The Show – which will feature power boats, sailing boats, inflatable boats, engines, technical apparel, accessories, nautical tourism and services – is expected to host 1,400 exhibitors and 2,300 crafts overall, 500 of which will be on display in the water. Over 36% of exhibitors will come from abroad, proving once more the Show’s international significance. 500 new models will be launched at the Show.
To its more-than-aware public and to professional operators, Genoa International Boat Show will offer TechTrade, the section devoted to components and accessories for pleasure boating. Monday, 5th and Tuesday, 6th will be the b2b preferential days.
Genoa 2010 Boat Show will confirm its traditional layout, very appreciated by the public because of the easily identifiable product sectors, the stunning setting of the floating part (over a hundred and ten thousand square metres of water surface), and the nine-kilometre long pathways on the sea.
The sailing boats will be berthed again in the western docks. As regards ashore areas - four pavilions, a tensile structure by the sea, and large outdoor areas –, the layout of the TechTrade section in pavilion C and of the shopping area in the second gallery of pavilion S has been further improved. The trade press will be hosted in the partially sheltered areas of pavilion S.
This year too, the twenty-thousand-square-metre ground floor of pavilion S will be entirely used to display power boats up to 12 metres, “package” boats (inflatables and rigid boats with engine), and outboard engines. Electronic instruments and equipment for sports fishing, ports & marinas and related services, as well as financial & leasing services will be again located in the first gallery. Other inflatable boats and other trade publications will be hosted in pavilion D; inboard and inboard-outboard engines, engine accessories, and generators will be on display on the ground floor of pavilion C, while the institutions in charge of safety at sea will be in pavilion C’s gallery. Pavilion B will be the stage for power boats up to 16 metres at the quay-level. The upper floor will host inflatable boats, while some of the leading Italian and international brands will be displayed under the tensile structure.
Conferences, meetings, and other events.
The various initiatives promoted for the Show’s fiftieth anniversary include the by-now traditional calendar of institutional conferences and events organised by UCINA.
The different events will be held applying the talk-show formula and will focus on three main themes, with the goal of providing a general overview on the Italian boating industry and offering some important "food for thought" on the main sector subjects and issues.
A comparison between Italy and other countries will be the core subject of the conference “Dall’Italia all’Europa, le politiche per la competitività” (From Italy to Europe, competitiveness policies), an opportunity to highlight how some foreign countries, mainly France, are a model to draw inspiration from as regards tax policies and credit systems.
The meeting “Dallo Stato alle Regioni, sostenere la crescita” (From the State to the Regions – supporting growth) will aim at triggering a debate on the possible streamlining of administrative rules and procedures, focusing on the following subjects: nautical tourism, federalism of state-owned areas, ports and infrastructures, networks and districts.
The topical issue of research and technological innovation will be the main theme of the conference “Dal presente al futuro, la nautica guarda avanti” (From the present to the future, the boating industry looks ahead), which will discuss the forthcoming challenge of “green solutions” and environmental sustainability.
The Liguria Regional Council will further increase its involvement in the Boat Show by organising a series of meetings and conferences devoted to European projects in which it is a partner or the Lead Partner related to the theme of the sea as an economic, tourist, environmental and food resource.
More specifically, the Innautic project will be presented, devoted to the theme of innovation in the boating industry and the strengthening of the cooperation between research and the business world.
Moreover, inside the fairground, the Sea Theatre will host a rich calendar of side events, giving the public the chance to discover boating and the sea. Conferences, meetings, and sports events will animate the fairground.
The Show will be the stage for the presentation of the second Maìna - Festa della Marineria (Marine Festival), held in La Spezia and to celebrate the 140th anniversary of the Regia Scuola Navale (the Royal Naval School) with a conference promoted by the School of Engineering of the University of Genoa.
Like every year, Genoa International Boat Show will also host:
the press conference for the presentation of the sailing trophy Trofeo Accademia Navale e Città di Livorno (T.A.N. – Livorno and Sail Academy Trophy);
the 12th Nautical Marathon organised by UCINA, Circolo Mandraccio and Yacht Club Città di Genova;
the 32nd International Optimist Meeting – 14th Umberto Pitti Trophy;
"Navigar m’è dolce" (Sweet Navigation) – the last leg of UCINA’s yearly campaign for the promotion of “boating for all” - will be held this year, too.
shuttle buses from the Rivieras, the airport, railway stations, parking areas, and the main hotels in town (including 3-star hotels);
an information kit for all Show visitors, and a large Information stand inside the Show will be the core elements of the 2010 "Welcoming Project"
bus service connecting the Show to the city centre, devoted to shopping and a tour of Genoa.
seven information kiosks will be set up in strategic locations inside the fairground and will make visiting the Show much easier and enjoyable.
The Show will be open every day from 10.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
ticket price 15 Euro, concessions 12 Euro;
free entrance for children under the age of 6;
concessions for groups of at least 30 people and for children aged between 6 and 14 years.
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For those who have difficulties in walking, this year too Fiera di Genova in cooperation with Terre di Mare (Genoa Provincial centre for accessibility and tourism for the disabled) and with the technical-operating support of the social cooperative La Cruna – will set up a dedicated ticket counter and accessway in Piazzale Kennedy as well as a welcoming service making available four-wheel electrical scooters and wheelchairs to ensure everyone can visit the Show freely.
An ad-hoc map showing the recommended routes will be distributed, while an on-demand shuttle service will connect nearby parking areas to the Show.
Reservations and information:
ph. +39 339.1309249 – +39 010542098