boot Düsseldorf 2022 sets sail!

Exhibitor registrations for boot Düsseldorf have started.

From now on, interested new exhibitors and all long-time friends of the water sports fair can register for the event from 22 to 30 January 2022 at the link https://www.boot.com/en/Exhibitors/Become_an_Exhibitor/Online_Application_boot_2022

The team around boot Project Director Petros Michelidakis will be on hand to give exhibitors advice and support. Arne von Heimendahl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is the contact person for the areas of motor boats, sailing boats and the superyacht industry. For diving, trend sports and tourism, Viktoria Marx (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is available. Questions about technical equipment and accessories are answered by Lena Beckmann (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Caroline Mühl (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) helps with the topics of underwater film and photography as well as maritime art.

Stage programs such as in the Sailing and Dive Center or hands-on programs such as sailing in the boot Sailing School, paddling, diving or surfing, in compliance with current protection measures, also invite water sports fans to Düsseldorf at boot 2022. Lara Hannappel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) is in charge of the special shows and action stages.

"With the restart of the water sports industry, boot Düsseldorf is also setting sail again!", Michelidakis is pleased and adds "our exhibitors and visitors can look forward to a complete program at boot 2022. We are now setting sail and working flat out to offer all water sports enthusiasts good business, new contacts and a great trade fair experience. All interested parties can already experience how we will safely implement a trade fair in these times for all participants at CARAVAN SALON DÜSSELDORF 2021 from 28 August to 5 September."

Between the trade fairs in Düsseldorf, boot is also very active digitally. For example, the popular blue water seminar, organized by Hamburg-based cruising sail specialists Sönke and Judith Roever, was held online with great enthusiasm from the participants. Many potential blue-water sailors were able to prepare intensively for their trips with tips and instructions from experts. Together with the Association of the European Boating Industry (EBI) and the German Marine Federation (BVWW), the Düsseldorf-based company organized the digital "International Breakfast Meeting", which attracted a lot of attention in the professional scene, including the participation of experts from EU politics. The first European study on the impact of Covid 19 on the international boating industry, commissioned by EBI, BVWW and boot Düsseldorf, was presented there. From the research, led by two graduates of Jade University Wilhelmshaven, it is clear that the water sports industry has great potential and looks forward to the coming years with optimism.

At the ocean tribute 2021 awards ceremony, boot Düsseldorf also went down new, digital paths. With the support of the well-known presenter Kristin Recke, the boot team shot a video with exciting sequences about the participating marine conservation projects. Against the maritime backdrop of Hamburg, Recke spoke with boot President and ocean tribute jury member Robert Marx about the decision in favour of the Mexican award winner Codemar and had the board of the German Ocean Foundation, Frank Schweikert, explain the significance of the ocean tribute for marine protection. Information on the ocean tribute and the video with the digital award ceremony can be found here: https://www.boot.com/ota_2.

Applications for the ocean tribute 2022 have also just started. Interested associations, institutions or research facilities can now submit information on their marine conservation projects here: https://oceantributeaward.boot.de/en/Apply_now  Perhaps they will then be among the winners of the ocean tribute at boot Düsseldorf in January 2022. The prize has been awarded annually by the Monegasque Prince Albert II Foundation, the German Ocean Foundation and boot Düsseldorf since 2017. The prize money for the winner is €20,000.

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