The 19th Biograd Boat Show opened

first_imgToday in the western Marina Kornati in Biograd na Moru, the opening ceremony of the 19th nautical fair Biograd Boat Show was organized and hosted by Ilirija dd, a tourist company from Biograd na Moru.After the 18th consecutive record fair, the Biograd Boat Show has developed into a Central European fair at sea, with the most exhibitors and vessels on the Adriatic. With more than 320 exhibitors and more than 320 boats, the fair is unique, and the sunset marks the end of the exhibition and the beginning of the evening program, offering top-notch food and entertainment that continues downtown until late. Also, many accompanying events accompany the fair on the topics of business, education, socializing, cooking, sports and recreation.Today, ie all the next four days, three important events will be marked not only for nautical tourism but also for Croatian tourism: Grand opening of the 19th Biograd Boat Show – as the leading nautical fair and the largest exhibition of vessels at sea in Croatia and Central Europe , holding the first Nautical Days organized by the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, thus recognizing the Biograd Boat Show as a congress of the Croatian nautical industry and a central gathering place for all its key segments and marking the 60th anniversary of the existence and operation of ILIRIJA ddAt the very beginning, the guests were addressed by the President of the Management Board of Ilirija dd, Goran Ražnjević, who pointed out in his welcome speech: “This year’s nautical fair takes place in a special atmosphere, considering that this year Ilirija marks 60 years of successful existence and activity on the Croatian tourist market and presence in the town of Biograd na Moru, which in its first 60 years it has shaped into a recognizable tourist destination. nautical tourism. “Today’s ILIRIJA as a modern, market-competitive and recognizable company in its business includes 5 segments of the offer in 3 destinations (Biograd na Moru, Zadar, Sv. Filip i Jakov): hotel business, nautical, camping, destination management company / DMK ILIRIJA TRAVEL and real- estate segment: Business and shopping center City Galleria in Zadar ” For years, the Biograd Boat Show has been a gathering place for all segments of the nautical industry and tourism: nautical tourism ports – marinas, charters, shipbuilders, shipowners, manufacturers of boat and nautical equipment and diving tourism. Almost forty years ago, Ilirija proved it with a pioneering and visionary endeavor – the construction of the first nautical tourism port of the Kornati Hotel Port, from which the development of nautical and charter tourism in the Croatian part of the Adriatic Sea began. Ilirija dd is proud to be a pioneer of nautical tourism. From that period until today, Bograd na Moru has become a center of nautical tourism on the Adriatic, which is annually visited by over 60.000 sailors from around the world. Through 19 years of existence, the Biograd Boat Show has become a congress of the Croatian nautical industry and tourism, which has been recognized by numerous business associations, especially the Croatian Chamber of Commerce, choosing the Biograd Boat Show as the venue for the congress program “1.HGK Nautical Days”Raznjevic added.The Nautical Fair was officially opened by the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Croatia, Mr. Gari Cappelli, who pointed out that Croatian tourism this year exceeded all previous results, and a great contribution to these results was given by nautical tourism, as one of the most competitive segments of Croatian tourism. season and creating a chain of added value “Realizing the importance of nautical tourism, the Ministry of Tourism will soon establish special departments for the development of selective forms of tourism, including a department for nautical tourism that will actively implement the strategy of nautical tourism development in cooperation with local governments and other stakeholders. Our goal is for Croatia to become one of the top 2020 tourist countries in the world by 20, and a high-quality nautical tourism product will play a major role in this.Cappelli pointed out.Josip Zaher, Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce for Tourism, Trade and Finance, presented a special award to the President of the Management Board of Ilirija dd Goran Ražnjević on the occasion of 60 years of existence and successful business of Ilirija dd on the Croatian tourism market.The Croatian Chamber of Commerce did not doubt where to hold the Nautical Days, given the fact that the Biograd Boat Show brings together an extremely large number of representatives of the nautical industry and tourism. Ilirija dd and Biograd Boat Show occupy a significant place in promoting Croatia, especially its industry and tourism in the country and the world. “This year, the Biograd Boat Show records a record interest of domestic and international exhibitors – all available space for the fair three weeks before the start of the event is sold out in advance.This year, over 320 exhibitors have been contracted to exhibit 320 vessels, so for the first time in the history of 19 years of continuous growth, all available space for the fair was sold out in advance three weeks before the start of the event. The new 1000 m2 of exhibition space has been filled due to high demand, and will be arranged next to the entrance to Hall C to provide places for exhibitors from the long waiting list. Floating exhibition tents will also be set up for exhibitors who need space at sea. The pontoon bridge connecting the north and west marinas will be doubled in width and will also complete the entire event and an additional fourth large video screen.In the absence of exhibition space, Ilirija dd has created the Biograd B2B Nautical Business Networking event, which will enable business visitors to participate in the Biograd Boat Show without an exhibition stand. The City of Biograd is the sponsor of the event, while the Croatian Chamber of Commerce is the sponsor and participates with its congress part of the fair “1st Croatian Chamber of Commerce Nautical Days”.For more information on all events see at www.biogradb2b.comlast_img read more