The IDI and AENIB renew the agreement to promote the participation of associated companies in the Palma International Boat Show

The next edition of the boat show will take place from 28th April to 1st May at the Moll Vell in Palma The Institute for Business Innovation of the Balearic Islands (IDI) and the Balearic Nautical Association (AENIB) have renewed the agreement to promote the participation of its members in the Palma International Boat Show, which will be held from 28th April to 1st May 2022 in Palma’s Moll Vell. The IDI is thus continuing its commitment to ensure that the traditional business network of the nautical sector, brought together through the AENIB, is promoted and granted exposure at the next edition of the Palma International Boat Show (PIBS).

This morning, the Vice President and Minister for Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory, Juan Pedro Yllanes, and the President of AENIB, Jaume Vaquer, signed an agreement to support the more than one hundred companies that are part of the association. The managing director of the IDI, Mariona Luis, also attended the event.

Thus, as stipulated in the agreement, companies associated with the AENIB will have a discount on the price of their participation in the fair, depending on the exhibition area. The AENIB will also have a stand at the event to promote the association’s activities. In return, members will promote the event by broadcasting it on national and international channels.

The Vice President commented that “this agreement strengthens and reinforces the public-private collaboration that further strengthens the nautical sector and enhances the Palma International Boat Show even more”. Yllanes stated that “the nautical sector is one of the priority and strategic sectors within the framework of the Industrial Plan”.

Meanwhile, the president of AENIB, Jaume Vaquer, said that “the Palma International Boat Show is the most important annual event in the Balearic marine industry; it is an essential meeting place for us as a sector, to evaluate the scenario in which we operate, establish collaborative links, share knowledge and inform society of the sector’s range of offerings and all its latest developments”. He also stressed that “with this agreement, we are strengthening our commitment to this crucial event, which is essential for the Balearic marine industry to continue growing and consolidating itself even more as one of the main pillars of the Balearic economy. Given the success of the show and its international demand, we need more involvement from the government to strengthen the presence of local companies”.

The Balearic Nautical Association (AENIB) is composed of more than a hundred companies in the Island sector that combine very diverse activities among its members, such as boat construction and maintenance, boat sales, charters, nautical training or repair and maintenance. Founded in 1986, it is the oldest business association and reference in the Balearic marine industry, and belongs to the ANEN (National Association of Sailing Companies), which represents virtually the entire industrial and business fabric of recreational boating in Spain.

The Palma International Boat Show is organised by the IDI – an organisation dependent on the Vice-Presidency and Regional Ministry of Energy Transition, Productive Sectors and Democratic Memory – and the Balearic Yacht Brokers Association (BYBA). The last edition of the show, which was the sector’s first on-site fair after the pandemic, was attended by 227 exhibitors.