boot and EBI present a multifaceted program on the “Marina of the Future”

boot Blue Innovation Dock

Aug 29, 2022

boot Düsseldorf is launching the new era of the blue innovation dock (bid) with a high-profile forum. The event, organised together with European Boating Industry (EBI), is the kick-off for the bid at boot Düsseldorf 2023.

On 30 August, experts from the industry and European policy-makers will discuss solutions for the “Marina of the Future” on the bid stage in Hall 3 of Messe Düsseldorf. Developments in boating and nautical tourism are also characterized by digitalization and sustainability. Alternative propulsion technologies are on the rise and the protection of waters is an urgent demand and aspiration for water sports enthusiasts. Interested parties can follow the bid after the event in Düsseldorf in a stream on

boot Director Petros Michelidakis, will open the bid together with Philip Easthill, EBI’s Secretary General.

Ideas and visions for the marina of the future will be presented by Dean Smith, Chief Operating Officer and Deputy Managing Director of the leading marina association in the Mediterranean and the Gulf States – D Marin – and Linos Voskarides, responsible for maritime policy and blue growth in the European Commission.
Afterwards, Renata Marevic, Manager of the Croatian Marina Punat, Dean Smith, Linos Voskarides, Hans Roeland, Managing Director of Searay, and Oliver Glück, Vice President Marketing Torqeedo, will discuss the concrete implementation of the visions in the Europe-wide marinas. The moderator is the well-known boating media expert Marcus Krall.

After the premiere of the bid, which will start at the 61st CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF, the Sustainability Forum is heading for boot Düsseldorf 2023. Over nine trade fair days, the bid will present visions as well as concrete innovations and implementations in European ports and marinas including the development of sustainable models in the boating industry. In addition, leading manufacturers will present their current drives and boats, which can also be seen directly on site at boot.

Interested parties can follow the bid after the event in Düsseldorf in a stream on

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