Please select your home edition
Edition
Southern Spars - North Technology

The Brisbane Boat Show Returns to the RNA Showgrounds in 2013

by Marine Queensland on 20 Nov 2012
RNA Convention Centre Marine Queensland http://www.marineqld.com.au
Marine Queensland is excited to reveal a new venue for the 2013 Brisbane Boat Show. From the fifth to the eighth of September 2013 the Brisbane Boat Show will return to the city’s iconic RNA Showgrounds, taking advantage of new facilities as part of the venue’s redevelopment.

'In 2013 the Brisbane Boat Show will celebrate 53 years of showcasing the latest that Queensland’s trailerboat marine industry has to offer,' said Greg Nickerson, Marine Queensland President.
'The decision to move the event was not made lightly and comes after a lengthy consultation process with members and key industry exhibitors.'

'The redeveloped showgrounds provides a fantastic mix of indoors and outdoors space allowing us to tailor exhibition options to suit varying needs and budgets.'

The Brisbane Boat Show will make use of the redeveloped Industrial Pavilion which has been transformed into a $65 million state of the art convention and exhibition centre over two levels with the addition of over 10,000m2 of new exhibition space.

The multi-level centre offers Australian first features including a custom-built operable ceiling grid system which can significantly reduce exhibition set up time. The 30 x 9m2 frames are each capable of a 700kg load, are fitted with power and network ports and are able to be lowered by remote control.



'In recent years the costs of producing shows has increased dramatically while the ability of exhibitors and visitors to bear additional costs is diminishing. Getting the balance between cost of running the event and ensuring that the value proposition for exhibitors and visitors remains strong is increasingly difficult. This move allows the association to address these issues and lessen the burden of costs on exhibitors and visitors'.

'The Brisbane Boat Show continues to be a key retail event for marine dealerships and products suppliers in South East Queensland.'

'We aim to deliver true value through industry owned and operated events. This means that members and exhibitors can be confident that their dollar spend works twice – once at the event and secondly when the event’s gate takings are reinvested back into the promotion of the industry.'

The Brisbane Boat Show was last held at the RNA Showgrounds in 1996.

In 2013, Marine Queensland will also run and manage:
- The Brisbane Tinnie and Tackle Show, March 15 – 17 (RNA Showgrounds)
- The Mackay Marine Festival, June 22 & 23 (Mackay Marina)
- Power, Sail & Paddle, 23 & 24 November (Manly Harbour, Brisbane)

'Marine Queensland is committed to ensuring the association’s events continue to evolve to meet consumer and industry demands' said Nickerson.

More at www.marineqld.com.au

Ancasta Ker 40+ 660x82Zhik Yachting 660x82Naiad/Oracle Supplier

Related Articles

Marine Resources expands Boatbuilding Team with two key appointments
Marine Resources have recently expanded their in-house boatbuilding team, with the addition of two new key members. Leading leisure marine industry and luxury yacht recruitment specialists Marine Resources have recently expanded their in-house boatbuilding team, with the addition of two new key members.
Posted on 16 Mar
Southern Spars takes to the air with new composite engineering project
One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field One of the challenges for companies who have had their roots in the marine industry is diversification beyond that field. Moving into the composites engineering for non-marine projects is becoming a more common occurrence as clients realise the opportunities from utilising the expertise of composite boat and spar builders.
Posted on 8 Mar
New Xperformance - Optimising the cruiser/racer range from X-Yachts
X-Yachts have built a wide range of 'Cruiser/Racers' as well as dedicated racing yachts which have won many Intl titles Since the company was founded back in 1979, X-Yachts have built a wide range of 'Cruiser/Racers' as well as dedicated racing yachts which have won many famous International titles, and of course One Design Class yachts such as X-79 and X-99
Posted on 14 Feb
World Sailing unites Kiteboarding governing bodies
World Sailing has today signed a landmark agreement with the IKA and the GKA to unite the kiteboarding community World Sailing has today signed a landmark agreement with the International Kiteboarding Association (IKA) and the Global Kitesports Association (GKA) to unite the kiteboarding community and provide clarity of kiteboarding's governance structure.
Posted on 13 Feb
On board interview with Lisa Blair - solo Antartica circumnavigation
So far, Lisa is tracking very well in her attempt to become the first woman to sail solo around Antartica. So far, Lisa is tracking very well in her attempt to become the first woman to sail solo around Antartica. After the setbacks of a delayed departure due to gremlins in the electronics, we are delighted to have these answers from her on board. She is well and enjoying her time. Climate Action Now, her Hick 50, left Albany in Western Australia on January 22, 2017.
Posted on 8 Feb
The price of legacy
Malcolm Page OAM, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist, became the Chief of Olympic Sailing for the USA on January 1 Malcolm Page OAM, two-time Olympic Gold Medallist (470) with Nathan Wilmot in 2008 and Mat Belcher in 2012, became the Chief of Olympic Sailing for the USA on January 1 this year. In and of itself it is hardly the freshest news, and well and truly yesterday’s fish wrapper. It was also a wise choice on behalf of Team USA, for he has succeeded in both the physical and commercial arms of our sport.
Posted on 5 Feb
Zhik becomes Official Clothing Partner to the Extreme Sailing Series
Extreme Sailing Series™ has established an exciting new partnership with the high-performance clothing brand, Zhik. As it enters the 2017 season, the Extreme Sailing Series™ has established an exciting new partnership with the high-performance clothing brand, Zhik.
Posted on 2 Feb
World Sailing headquarters to relocate to London
World Sailing's headquarters will relocate from Southampton to central London, UK in late summer 2017. World Sailing's headquarters will relocate from Southampton to central London, UK in late summer 2017. The selection of London as the new home for the International Federation comes after an extensive evaluation process of possible locations undertaken since the election of a new President and Board of Directors in November 2016.
Posted on 1 Feb
Henri Lloyd join forces with FAST40+ Class
Henri Lloyd is delighted to announce their three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class. Premium British marine and lifestyle clothing brand, Henri Lloyd is delighted to announce their three year partnership with the FAST40+ Class.
Posted on 1 Feb
Tawera takes the NZ Millennium Cup 2017
The Ron Holland designed and impeccably sailed, Tawera, again dominated a lengthier 27nm course on Day 3 of racing The Ron Holland designed and impeccably sailed, Tawera, again dominated a lengthier 27nm course on Day 3 of racing, taking line honours for a third consecutive day, bringing home the NZ Millennium Cup 2017. Coming into the final day of racing, Pacific Division competitors, Antaeus and Steinlager 2, were tied on points. Rumours of an extensive tactical defence strategy to retain the Pacific
Posted on 1 Feb