This strikes us as odd and perhaps not anticipated? Bringing exactly no good news to the sport, this is a bit of a blow. Or is it a ploy to squeeze supporting companies? Oh well, maybe the manufactures will spend their advertising online? Tell them you know about this great site…haha!
British Marine, organiser and owner of the London Boat Show, today announced that the 2019 event has been cancelled on the back of poor industry support. The show was due to take place from January 9-13 at the Excel Exhibition Centre in London’s Docklands.
A statement released today by British Marine says the decision was made after independent research by exhibition experts, Zing Insights, showed there was insufficient support from a large proportion of the marine industry to the London show with its current format, duration and location.
Zing Insights carried out personal interviews with over 67% of exhibitors over the last three weeks. “This revealed that whilst a number of marine companies supported the change to a five-day show, finding it preferable to a 10-day show, a large number of key exhibitors were not prepared to commit to exhibiting to a five-day show at ExCeL in January 2019,” reads the statement.
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