He is currently the director of other trade shows at Fira such as Caravaning or Ocasión
The Barcelona International Boat Show has a new director at the helm of the event. The current director of different shows aimed at the general public, Josep Antoni Llopart, will be in charge of the event in order to give it a new boost for the upcoming edition scheduled for October.
Josep Antoni Llopart has an extensive experience at heading several events at Fira de Barcelona. In addition to the Boat Show, he is director of the pre-owned vehicle show Salón Ocasión, the International Caravaning Show and NiceOne Barcelona, formerly Barcelona Games World. Llopart is very excited about “the challenge of directing one of the flagship events of the fair institution and a European benchmark, at a key moment for the industry”. On his part, Jordi Freixas, after 14 years leading the Boat Show, a period in which the event has established itself as a benchmark in the sector, will lead new projects within the trade fair institution
Organized by Fira de Barcelona with the collaboration of the National Association of Nautical Companies (Anen), the new edition of the Boat Show, chaired by Luis Conde, is scheduled to be held from October 12 to 17, 2021. Work is already underway with the aim to bring together again in the Port Vell of Barcelona, the best boat showcase, and the latest innovations from the leading brands, as well as attracting national and international buyers, key players in the industry, and establish once again its condition as the most important nautical event in Spain and one of the European benchmarks.