The collaboration between the Vice-presidency and AENIB will facilitate the participation of associated companies in the Palma International Boat Show.

The next edition of the boat show will take place from 27th to 30th April in Palma’s Moll Vell.

The Vice President and Minister for Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, Juan Pedro Yllanes, and the president of the Association of Marine Industries of the Balearic Islands (AENIB), Jaume Vaquer, signed this morning a collaboration agreement between the Association and the Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI) to promote the participation of member companies in the next edition of the Palma International Boat Show. The managing director of the IDI, Mariona Luis, also attended the renewal of this agreement, which aims to promote and support the traditional business fabric of the marine industry.

Thus, as stipulated in the agreement, companies associated with the AENIB will receive a discount on the price for their participation in the show. In return, they will promote and give visibility to the event through broadcasting on national and international channels.

Vice President Yllanes stressed the importance of collaboration between the Administration and the private sector, which “has allowed the growth of an event like the boat show, which has become a benchmark for the sector on an international scale”.  Yllanes recalled that “AENIB has always played a very important role in the Palma International Boat Show, since among the associated companies there are some that founded the show almost 40 years ago now, and many of them have participated in each edition”.

For his part, Jaume Vaquer, president of AENIB, said that “the PIBS is a key event for the Balearic marine industry, as it projects our archipelago as a nautical destination par excellence in the Mediterranean. For our companies it is an excellent showcase to show the world the quality of nautical services and products available in the Balearic Islands, which attract thousands of customers from around the world every year, making the nautical sector one of the pillars of the economy of the islands and an important generator of wealth and employment.

The Association of Marine Industries of the Balearic Islands (AENIB) is made up of more than a hundred companies in the sector of the Islands that bring together very diverse activities among its members, such as construction and maintenance of boats, boat sales, charter, nautical training or repair and maintenance. Founded in 1982, it is the oldest and leading business association in the Balearic nautical sector, and is a member of the ANEN (National Association of Nautical Companies), which represents practically the entire industrial and business fabric of recreational boating in Spain.

The Palma International Boat Show is organized by the IDI, a body dependent on the Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, and by the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA). Last year’s edition was attended by 276 exhibitors and more than 32,000 visitors.