SAVE THE DATE – FLIBS 2023 – FORT LAUDERDALE INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
October 25 – 29, 2023, Sunny South Florida
The vast expanse of the blue ocean has long been a symbol of adventure, luxury, and exploration. And there’s one event that encapsulates all these emotions into a grand spectacle: The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS). Often dubbed as the “greatest boat show on the seven seas,” FLIBS is back this year, and promises to be bigger and better.
The Magnitude of FLIBS
Owned by the prestigious Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and brought to life by Informa Markets, FLIBS has garnered global recognition as the most expansive in-water boat show. Its location is nothing short of a paradise – nestled just steps away from the pristine beaches of South Florida.
The show stretches majestically over approximately 90 acres and boasts three million square feet of exhibit space. Seamlessly connected through a meticulously planned network of waterways and ground transportation, the venue ensures attendees can easily navigate the expansive showcase.
A Global Affair
Reflecting on the 2022 edition, FLIBS was a grand display of international collaboration. With over 100,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors from an impressive 52 countries, the event had on display more than 1,300 boats. Ranging from majestic superyachts to chic sunglasses, the products on offer covered the entire spectrum of nautical life.
Economic Ripples of FLIBS
The economic impact of FLIBS on Florida cannot be understated:
• A staggering $1.79 billion economic output was achieved through show-related purchases and expenditures.
• Florida companies made estimated sales worth an impressive $709.7 million.
• The show generated $85.8 million in state and local taxes within Florida, contributing $24.5 million to Broward County alone.
• Drawing over 100,000 visitors, nearly half of them came from regions outside Florida.
• Non-local visitors and exhibitors made a significant economic contribution with an estimated total expenditure of $47.3 million.
Looking Ahead to 2023
As the dates for the 2023 Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show draw nearer, the excitement is palpable. From October 25 to 29, South Florida will once again become a global hub for boat enthusiasts, industry leaders, and luxury seekers.
Whether you’re in the market for a new yacht, seeking the latest marine tech, or simply want to soak up the atmosphere of a world-class event, FLIBS is the place to be. Here’s to another year of innovation, luxury, and unparalleled nautical grandeur!
We Welcome you to Fort Lauderdale
More info: https://www.flibs.com/en/home.html