On Friday October 31, the Panamanian private company announced the second version of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, to be held at Flamenco Marina. With this event, they seek to position Panama as an important country in the recreational marine industry.
* The first International Boat Show in Flamenco Marina, in June of this year, attracted more than 3000 people and several manufacturers both yachts and accessories.
* The goal for 2015 is to far exceed the size of the display, taking advantage of the expansion that is currently developed in Flamenco Marina docks.
* The target of the show is to aquire the customers market in Panama, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
Panama is the country chosen to carry out the second edition of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, considered the largest display of yachts in the world. This important event will be held at the Flamenco Marina on next May, specifically the 29, 30 and 31.
According to information published by the news portal Panama America, the official announcement was made at the Bahia Mar marina hotel, headquarters of the 55th. Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show.
The idea of bringing to Panama an annual boat show, was from Miguel López Piñeiro, Flamenco Marina manager, who explained that to establish the country to host an international event of this kind, requires a long process of negotiation: “We have taken more than six years to get to where we are, “says López Piñeiro. “Bringing this show is not only interesting for Panama, but for Latin America. From now on, you just have to grow. “
The result of this sustained effort was the signing of a five-year contract with US Show Management, organizer of two major exhibitions worldwide yacht in Miami and Fort Lauderdale.
For participants in Panama companies, the ultimate goal is to make the country a hub for yachts, reveals Henry Goytía, CEO Fuerte Amador Resort and Marina: “The idea is to invite new participants, because those who came this year confirmed it was a success. “