World’s Largest Boat Show Opens in Fort Lauderdale; Set to Emerge Stronger and Safer

From left: Andrew Doole, President, U.S. Boat Shows, Informa Markets; Mayor Dean Trantalis, City of Fort Lauderdale; Mayor Dale Holness, Broward County; Stacy Ritter, President/CEO of the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau; Steven Glassman, Vice Mayor/Commissioner; Phil Purcell, CEO/President Marine Industries Association of South Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA — COVID-19 has brought the events industry to its knees, but a beacon of light shines bright — the 61st Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), which starts October 28 and runs through November 1.

Organizing a mega show of this caliber during a pandemic was no easy feat. It was a collaboration between the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF), owners of FLIBS, along with show producer Informa U.S. Boat Shows, and government officials in both Broward County and the City of Fort Lauderdale.