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The Helsinki International Boat Show opens the boating season and shows the way

The Helsinki International Boat Show held in February each year is by far Finland's most comprehensive and most important preview of what's on offer for the coming boating season. The organiser of Vene Båt, as the event is known, is the Finnish Fair Corporation commisioned by the Finnish Marine Industries Federation Finnboat ry. The event fills all available halls in the Helsinki Fair Centre which typically displays close to 600 boats in seven halls. Each year, the boat show attracts about 66,000 visitors making it one of the largest exhibitions organised at the Helsinki Fair Centre. Marine engines and related equipment, accessories and components will also be on display. The show will also include numerous peripheral events and seminars. Vene 20 Båt will be held during the period 7 - 166 February 2020.

Uiva Flytande provides a stimulus for autumn sales

During its 41-year existence, the Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show has attracted a faithful circle of advocates, particularly in the trade of larger boats and autumn equipment. Since moving to the HSK Yacht Club marina twentyone years ago, the number of visitors has increased almost year by year. In 2019, a total of 290 boats and 2850 m2 of exhibition stands were seen by 13,829 enthusiasts. Finnboat members qualify for a 25% discount on rental space. The Helsinki Boat-Afloat Show is organised by Finnboat in co-operation with HSK. Uiva 2019 Flytande will be held during the period 13 - 16 August 2020.

Participation at international boat shows

The development of export activities is the most important task of Finnboat and the Finnish Boating Industry Association. An export management group within the association annually determines the type of projects to be undertaken. Generally, the manufacturers jointly exhibit at international boat shows.

In addition to participation at exhibitions, common publications are produced, joint advertising takes place as well as enterprise-specific assistance in the preparation of export-oriented Internet web sites. Companies also participate in market research trips to various target countries.