Back in May, NMMA Canada along with several Canadian manufacturers, attended the 2014 Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show in Queensland, Australia.
The show reported that there were over 300 exhibitors and more than $30 million in sales over the four-day event. Visitor numbers from the first three days suggest a 15 per cent increase from last year.
The Canadian delegation met on opening day with John Williams, Trade Commissioner from the Canadian Embassy located in Brisbane, Australia. The Canadian companies who attended were pleased with the extensive support received from the Canadian government for this mission as well as the recent mission to the Shanghai International Boat Show in China in mid April.
The trade mission was made possible by the federal government's funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development's Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) program. The funding also supported the Sidewind Marine – based in St. George, Ontario – booth located in the accessories section of the consumer show.
The same government funding will also allow NMMA Canada and Canadian companies to attend the upcoming Salon Nautico Internacional de Barcelona from October 15 to 19, and the Dubai International Boat Show from March 3 to 7, 2015.
If you are interested in exhibiting and/or attending these trade missions, please contact Sara Anghel at firstname.lastname@example.org to secure a spot.