60th edition of Genoa International Boat Show set to go ahead

The 60th edition of the Genoa International Boat Show is set to take place as planned in early October, despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Scheduled to take place from 1st to 6th October on the shores of the Ligurian capital, industry professionals and boating enthusiasts alike come together to enjoy the very best the industry has to offer.

Preparations are well underway and, as the Genoa International Boat Show dates have shifted to the first week of October, a press conference will be held in early September.

Saverio Cecchi, president of I Saloni Nautici, said, “We are working hard to bring you an event that will combine the highest standards of health and safety with an effective approach worthy of the Made in Italy brand and the world-class showcase that is the Genoa International Boat Show.

“It is with great pleasure that we see the Liguria Region, the Genoa Municipality, the city’s Chamber of Commerce and the city itself involved once again in the event. A responsible and committed approach is the only way to truly respond to and acknowledge the level of trust companies have shown to have in us by registering for this year’s show.

“Despite recent events, requests for display space have been much greater than anticipated, a sign that the Genoa International Boat Show remains to this day an essential tool for companies worldwide who recognise its potential and the value in taking part.”

Exhibitors this year will see the return of leading shipyards in Italy and worldwide from last year, in addition to a number of new brands. As of today, these include a selection of industry-leading names.

The 2020 edition of the Genoa International Boat Show will see the implementation of a key plan of action aimed at creating a flexible layout that can adapt to a variety of scenarios. This format will allow for the highest standards of health and safety when it comes to organising and managing the event itself and accommodating the show’s visitors and exhibitors.

Supporting the organising bodies in this endeavour will be a task force made up of experts in engineering and legal practice, co-ordinated by Prof. Lorenzo Cuocolo, tenured professor of Comparative Law at the University of Genoa, Professor of Public Law at Bocconi University, lawyer with rights of practice before the Supreme Court of Cassation and also member of the COVID-19 Emergency Task Force for the Liguria Region.

Plans are already in place to ensure the best health and safety conditions are met without taking away from the event’s commercial importance, in line with the parameters defined by the World Health Organisation. This is only possible due to key innovations in relation to logistics, remote management and controlled access, all within an entirely new vision based on the large open-air spaces available which, unlike other shows, only the Genoa International Boat Show has to offer.

This entirely new perspective also views online ticketing as playing a central role and for that reason digital ticketing services have been greatly improved this year, allowing visitors to purchase their tickets from 6th August via the event’s official website.

Bought tickets will quickly be assigned to specific visiting days to allow for an effective level of crowd management and to prevent over-selling. This system will also allow visitors to book a variety of exclusive services such as parking, ferries and other means of transport. Access to the show area will be strictly monitored and automated.

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