LAST NEWS ABOUT THE 30TH EDICITON
INFORMA MARKETS PRESS RELEASE
INTERNATIONAL SUPER YACHT SHOW CALENDAR UPDATE 2020/2021
London: Over recent weeks, Informa Markets has been in constant discussions with stakeholders and partners within the international Super Yacht Industry to better understand the challenges facing yacht owners, shipyards, brokers and other key participants in the face of the disruption due to COVID-19.
This has included working closely with all partners involved with the Monaco Yacht Show, and particularly the Principality of Monaco, to determine if a low-density, not-for-profit, support event in Monaco this year would have been both practical and beneficial to the market.
With much of the Super Yacht fleet currently located in the US and Caribbean and the normal calendar of activity severely disrupted, it has been agreed that it is in the industry’s best interests to postpone the delivery of a top quality, prestige experience 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show next year, in September 2021, rather than September 2020.
In 2020, all parties have agreed to focus their efforts and energy on supporting the International Yachting Community through Informa Markets’ US brands, including the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, one of the largest international yachting events in the world. This is scheduled to take place in late October, with more than 900 boats anticipated to be on show, including 100 Super Yachts.
Charlie McCurdy, Chief Executive, Informa Markets, said:
“Like many other industries, the international super yachting community has experienced significant disruption in 2020. As we move to the other side of COVID-19, we are remaining agile in how we are supporting our partners and customers, flexing our events calendar, adapting products and providing digital alternatives where beneficial to best meet the needs of international communities through this difficult period.”
“To this end, we are focusing our efforts in the latter part of the year on delivering a strong platform to showcase the industry at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show in late October, with the Monaco Yacht Show now set to return in style in September 2021, when it will celebrate its 30thAnniversary.”
For 30 years, the Monaco Yacht Show has been supporting the development of the business and brand awareness of leading companies from the superyachting and luxury markets.
Recognized as the world’s number 1 superyacht event, the MYS appeals to the social and business elite of the yachting industry: the superyacht end-user clientele, captains, crew, CEOs and decision-makers of top-of-the-range luxury companies across the globe. It is the world’s premiere luxury event where billionaires and yacht owners can discover the greatest aspects of superyachting, and participate in one of the most influential business networks and luxury networks worldwide.
The 2020 Monaco Yacht Show will be, in this particular year, one of the first occasions for bringing together players in the luxury yachting industry, for meeting private clients to discuss current and future market trends and, in short, for sharing the authentic superyachting experience that only a visit to a yacht show can offer.
New data for the Monaco Yacht Show after the COVID19
The Monaco Yacht Show has been working closely with the Principality of Monaco to determine how best to support the industry in 2020 after the COVID19.
This year’s Monaco Yacht Show is scheduled from 23 to 26 of September. With control measures steadily being relaxed in Monaco, around Europe and internationally, on current course and speed, this should allow a carefully staged event to still take place this year.
In the spirit of the history and position of the event within the superyacht industry, the 30th Monaco Yacht Show will be run on a not-for-profit basis, recognizing the challenges facing everyone post the COVID-19 pandemic and, therefore, providing direct support to all attendees and exhibitors from across the market.
Highest standards of hygiene and safety
The proposed 2020 Monaco Yacht Show will be organised in accordance with Informa’s AllSecure health and safety standard. As the world’s leading events’ organiser, Informa has developed a detailed set of enhanced measures to provide the highest levels of hygiene and safety at its events, providing everyone with reassurance and confidence they are participating in a safe and controlled environment.
Whilst the intimate nature of the 2020 event will prioritize the safety of participants, both Informa and the Monaco Principality are committed to ensuring the quality of the event and show experience is maintained for everyone.
Charlie McCurdy, Chief Executive, Informa Markets (organiser of the Monaco Yacht Show) said,
“The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on all industries, not least the international yachting community. As we move to the other side of the pandemic, all parts of the industry need to work collaboratively to ensure a speedy return and recovery. We are playing our part by hosting a not-for-profit Monaco Yacht Show in 2020, providing an opportunity for the community to come together, share ideas, meet with customers and start to rebuild positive momentum.”
Jean Castellini, Minister of Finance and Economy for Monaco, said,
“In the aftermath of COVID-19, it is the responsibility of the Monaco Government to do everything we can to help businesses and industries recover quickly. In this spirit, we are working with Informa to finalise details of the 2020 Monaco Yacht Show, which will prioritize the health and safety of all participants, whilst providing direct support to the international yachting community, ensuring it can connect with customers and accelerate the recovery of what is an increasingly important industry for the region.”
There is no doubt that this 30th edition of the Monaco Yacht Show will be one of the best and most anticipated.
In difficult times, it is when it can be demonstrated the wonderful preparation of the entire team in charge of making it possible.
Success is assured!