In view of the current circumstances stemming from the Coronavirus crisis, it was announced recently that a new strategy will be put in place for the 2020 edition of the Genoa International Boat Show, which will see the design of a flexible layout that can adapt to the various post-crisis scenarios, together with new dates.
The changes were agreed by the the Governing Board of Italy’s marine industry association – Confindustria Nautica – and the Board of Directors of the show organisers – I Saloni Nautici – in discussion with regional authorities and city of Genoa.
The decision includes the postponement of the 60th edition of one of Europe’s top three consumer boat shows by two weeks, from the original dates of 17-22 September to the following month, 1-6 October 2020. Last year’s event attracted a reported 188,000 visitors.
According to their statement, the date change will be integrated with a plan of action aimed at ’predicting and satisfying all potential regulations that may be in place in October’ including the possibility of the event taking place over a longer period of 9 days (running from Saturday 3 Oct to 11 Oct) in order to best manage the flow of participants in view of health and safety concerns.
For the same reason, measures will also include the design of wide open spaces and multiple entrance points. These and other initiatives which may be implemented will work to ensure the best conditions for organising and managing the event and for welcoming visitors and exhibitors alike.