[dropcap]Y[/dropcap]esterday evening the official announcement about the decision to postpone the boat show has finally arrived. The Palm Beach International Boat Show has not yet a new date, the organization is working with the local government to place the event in another more appropriate moment in 2020.
It seems that for 3/4 months the entire world has to stop to re-start to breath in the second part of the year. Beyond all reasons related to health prevention and safety, the Palm Beach Boat Show is an international events gathering clients, operators, yards, experts, media from all over the world. With flights stopped and Italy (now Europe) literally paralysed – this decision also safeguards a fair play within the market!
“Effectively immediately, the Palm Beach International Boat Show and Superyacht Show Palm Beach have been postponed until further notice. Adhering to Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and City of West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James’ recommendation to suspend all mass gatherings over contagion concerns, we fully support the decision as the health and safety of our visitors, community, exhibitors, staff and vendors is our top priority. We are currently working with the City of West Palm Beach to identify a new date. We wish to thank our city officials and the boating community for their ongoing support.”
– Andrew Doole, President, Informa Markets U.S. Boat Shows and George Gentile, President of the Marine Industries Association of Palm Beach County