2018 BtoB yachting and marine trade shows calendar

METS 2016 Exhibition

If the general public boat shows are often the occasion for meetings between the professionals of the nautical industry, nothing better than the BtoB events to make live the sector. BoatIndustry draws up a list of the main meetings intended for the professional actors of the yachting industry. A panorama to enrich with your suggestions.

january to December 31. "

International Breakfast Meeting - Boot Düsseldorf

Location: Düsseldorf Mass

Date: 22/01/2019

Organized jointly by Boot Düsseldorf and European Boating Industry (EBI) over breakfast, the International Breakfast Meeting brings together international experts to discuss the regulatory, industrial and economic issues facing the boating industry.

February 1859, King William Island, Nunavut, Canada: Francis Leopold McClintock, a tall, tall British man with bushy favourites, talks to Indians as Inuit in front of badges and a silver plate bearing Sir John Franklin's arms.

Ocean BtoB back in Lorient

Location: Lorient La Base

Date: 06/02/2019

Organised by Brittany Naval Centre, Ocean BtoB is an event for all professionals linked to the sea, including the nautical and offshore racing industries. Roundtables and direct exchanges are intended to strengthen and expand the participants' networks and knowledge.

MARSEILLE: April 12 to 16

Sail Inn Pro

Location: Bilbao

Date: 06/03/2019

Backed by the Sail In festival, the Sail Inn Pro professional day aims to develop the network of sailing professionals in the Basque Country and beyond.

Maritime Employment Week 2019

Location: All of France

Dates: 11/03/2019 to 16/03/2019

An initiative of the Pôle Emploi, the maritime employment week aims to promote maritime professions throughout France, through conferences, job-datings, trade fairs, but also visits to shipyards.

JEC World 2019

Location: Paris-Villepinte

Dates: 12/03/2019 to 14/03/2019

Annual meeting of composite materials. It is a must-attend event for yacht builders. All the latest news on resins, cores, fibres and manufacturing processes are presented. It is also an opportunity to take inspiration from the aeronautics, rail and automotive industries.

Pro&Mer exhibition

Location: Lorient La Base

Dates: 19/03/2019

Organized by Bretagne Pole Naval, the Pro&Mer exhibition brings together companies and training schools in the maritime sector with people wishing to join the sector.

Meetings of Nautical and Coastal Ports

Location: Ajaccio

Dates: 27/03/2019 to 28/03/2019

A conference created in 2006, the Ports Nautisme et Littoral meetings bring together every year private and public actors from the port world to discuss the evolutions of the sector. The event is held alternately on the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts.


Location: Lorient La Base

Dates: 28/03/2019 to 30/03/2019

Navexpo is the first French boat show for professional and servitude boats. Marina managers will find companies and equipment for dredging, anchorage and marina management.

april and the Azores high. If it's further north than the Azores, we'll have to finish upwind. If it's on the archipelago, we won't have any wind to finish the course. It will be laborious, with two or three days to get there instead of one day. If it's south, with downwind conditions until the finish, it'll be very fast.

National Conferences on Boating and Pleasure Boating

Location: Les Sables d'Olonne

Dates: 02/04/2019 to 03/04/2019

Created in 2018 on the principle of the Assises de l'économie de la Mer, the Assises nationales du nautisme et de la plaisance aim to bring together French professionals in the sector around thematic conferences and interventions by political authorities.

Seatec 2019, the Italian boat show for professionals

Location: Carrara (Italy)

Dates: 03/04/2019 to 05/04/2019

Intended for shipyards and designers of pleasure boats and yachts, the Seatec show brings together equipment manufacturers and subcontractors from the nautical industry, with a significant presence of luxury related to the Italian market.

JUNE 2017

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo

Location: RAI Amsterdam

Dates 25/06/2019 to 27/06/2019

Electric propulsion is probably the major development of boating and the maritime industry in the 21st century. The Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo is becoming the leading event on the subject, with supplier stands and technical conferences.

National Day of Yachting and Boating Law

Venue: Auditorium de l'Arche de la Défense, Paris

Date 07/06/2019

Organized each year by the Legisplaisance association around a different theme dealing with the law and regulations in the nautical world, the National Day of the Law of Pleasure Boating and Boating brings together professionals, boaters and institutions at the origin of the legislation.


NMEA Conference and Expo

Location: Portsmouth, Norfolk VA

Dates: 16/09/2019 to 20/09/2019

Organized by the powerful NMEA, the show is dedicated to marine electronics. The NMEA Conference & Expo includes an exhibition area, seminars, real-life navigation tests and the presentation of the NMEA Award, the prize for the best marine electronics product of the year.

october. Indeed, tomorrow will be Challenge Day, where skippers and crews challenge each other in the purest tradition of Nioulargue, Voiles de Saint-Tropez and eternal yachting. This particular day allows competitors to race against whomever they wish, under the sole condition of informing their competitors.


Location: Tampa, Florida

Dates: 01/10/2019 to 03/10/2019

The largest exhibition for equipment manufacturers and suppliers to the nautical industry in the United States, IBEX has been taken over by METS organisers who want to open it up more to European professionals.


METS Trade

Location: RAI Amsterdam

Dates: 19/11/2019 to 21/11/2019

The world's largest trade fair for the nautical industry, METS has become the key event for learning about equipment trends in yachting and marinas. The DAME Award, the innovation prize, is awarded there.

International Coastal Exhibition

Location: Montpellier

Dates: 2019 edition to be specified in the 2nd semester

The International Coastal Fair brings together professionals from the world of ports and coastal development.

Yacht Racing Forum Award

Location: Bilbao

Dates: 25/11/2019 to 26/11/2019

The Yacht Racing Forum is the major event for professionals in ocean racing. Mainly Anglo-Saxon, it is open to the French, as evidenced by the choice of Lorient to host the 2018 edition.