Colombia: Opening its doors to the world of nautical tourism!
Join the NMMA in the USA Pavilion at the Cartagena Boat Show
March 22 – 24, 2014
Space is limited so book early to ensure your spot!
The 2nd edition of the Cartagena Boat Show, scheduled for March 22–24, 2014, at the Cartagena de Indias Convention Center in Colombia is the perfect opportunity for the industry to gather to establish contacts and strengthen business ties in this emerging market. The NMMA is taking the lead on the first USA Pavilion at this show!
The Republic of Colombia is the fourth largest economy in Latin America and its approximately 46 million inhabitants represent the third largest population. It is the only country in South America with two seacoasts (Pacific and Caribbean). As one of the oldest democracies in Latin America, with a middle-income population, rich history and privileged geographical location, Colombia is emerging as a mandatory stop for sailboats, yachts and charters heading through the southern region of the Caribbean Sea. Located under the Hurricane Zone (125⁰ North), Colombia is an excellent alternative during hurricane season.
Thanks to these natural advantages and the government’s new initiative to grow nautical tourism and recreational boating, Colombia is poised to become a market of importance for our industry.
The timing is perfect to engage in this market!
Colombia now ranks as the 26th most important export market for U.S. made recreational boats and related equipment, up slightly compared to 2012. Many factors, including a boating-oriented culture, close geographic proximity to the United States, preferential currency exchange rates, Free Trade Agreement and current trading status (the U.S. is Colombia’s No. 1 trading partner) contribute to Colombia’s increasing demand for U.S. boats and equipment.
Today, tens of thousands of U.S. citizens safely visit Colombia each year. Tourism has experienced remarkable growth and the government recognizes the need to develop marina infrastructure in order to meet the growing demand of both nautical tourism and domestic needs. The Ministry of Trade, Industry & Tourism has publicly declared the development of Nautical Tourism in Colombia a top priority.
Promising Areas for US Exporters:
Growing opportunities in this quickly expanding market include marina design and development, boat and yacht sales (fishing, cruising, center-consoles, sailing, tow boats), engines, charter brokers and operators, training institutions and supporting equipment including electronics & navigation equipment, oils & lubricants, fishing tackle, water toys, kayaks, safety equipment, jet skis) and more. We encourage you to contact NMMA to discuss your specific export opportunities.
About the Show:
easyFairs®, a seasoned trade show organizer based in Bogota, recognized the need to establish a professional B2B and B2C boat show in Colombia for the industry to gather to establish contacts and further strengthen business ties in this emerging market. Learn more at www.cbshow.co.
The NMMA is taking the lead on the first USA Pavilion at this show and has secured space in a prime indoor location.Space to exhibit in the USA Pavilion is very limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. As an NMMA member, you’ll benefit from preferred pricing and space selection, however the pavilion is open to all.
If your company is interested in exhibiting, please contact Julie Balzano for further details.Tel: 954-441-3230: email@example.com
We expect to sell out - so book early!
2013: USA Pavilion at Marine Equipment Trade Show (METS)
November 19–21, 2013
METS is the world’s largest trade exhibition of equipment, materials and services for the international marine leisure industry. The annual event is organized by Amsterdam RAI in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA). If you want to expand your reach throughout the EU, METS should be a core component of your marketing plan.
Thousands of companies in the leisure marine market worldwide incorporate METS in their calendars year after year. Here’s why:
- Attracts a global attendance with unparalleled networking opportunities—establish working relationships with people from all over the world
- Comprehensive product showcase—a gallery of the best in marine products from around the globe
- Supported by leading international marine trade associations
- Hosts cutting-edge conferences
- Year-round promotions add extra value to your investment
METS USA & Canadian Pavilions: Now offered to non-NMMA members too.
NMMA has been exhibiting at METS for 25 years. As a result, we benefit from prime space location, allowing us to pass on the benefit to our pavilion exhibitors.
NMMA staff will be your primary contact throughout the planning process—eliminating concerns of missed deadlines, currency fluctuations, cultural differences and language barriers. As part of your turnkey package, NMMA offers the following to our Pavilion exhibitors:
- Turn-key booth packages, starting at 9m2 and up—complete with furniture, lighting, fascia, flooring
- Networking cocktail reception, highlighting the USA Pavilion
- NMMA booth with complimentary coffee, refreshments and light snacks throughout the show
- On site logistical support and guidance, including the coordination of ordering and delivering additional items for your stand (invoiced at cost after the event)
- Private networking dinner with expert speakers
- Public relations and advertising campaign to help drive traffic
- Pavilion exclusive WiFi
- US Department of Commerce support and guidance, on site
METS 2013 will be held November 19–21. NMMA members will benefit from preferred pricing and space allocation.
To register, complete NMMA Registration Form and Submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: September 6, 2013. Based on space availability
For more information on any of the show(s) listed, please contact:
Director for Export Development