Continuum Productions Inc., producer of the Central Ontario Boat Show and Sale (COBSS) in Hamilton, Ontario, has secured the contract to produce the London Boat Fishing and Leisure Show starting in February 2014. The event has been renamed The London Boat, Fishing and Outdoor Show and will run from February 21 to 23 inclusive.
"We were thrilled to be awarded the privilege of expanding our boat show brand into the London market. We understand the history and significance of the show to the City of London and to marine and outdoor industries in the area and are very excited to be adding this event to our stable of shows in Ontario,' said Dwayne McKillop, President of Continuum Productions Inc.
The London show is scheduled to return to its traditional venue at the Western Fair Grounds next year. The facility houses several complexes that offer popular consumer and trade shows a harness horse racetrack and slot operation, fine dining, meeting and banquet facilities as well as a sports complex.
Hugh Mitchell, CEO of the Western Fair District (WFD) is optimistic about the new partnership. "Continuum Productions have a proven track record for producing quality shows with a clear focus on satisfying customer needs,' said Mitchell. "Their show experience will only enhance the District's ‘be entertained' brand.'
According to Continuum Productions, the biggest difference that consumers and exhibitors can expect as a result of the change will be the event's expansion to take up the entire Agriplex Pavilion and Arena.
"The WFD staff have all been a pleasure to work with and when we can find facility partners as professional and dedicated to the City and surrounding communities,' said McKillop. "It really gives us a comfort level that we can achieve our goals of expanding this event to service the Greater London area and attract people from all over western Ontario.'
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