Discovering Opportunities in the Spanish Boating Market 2014
Title: Discovering Opportunities in the Spanish Boating Market 2014 Date: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Time: 11:30 AMâ€“12:15 PM EDT
The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is hosting a 45-minute webinar about the growing opportunities in the Spanish boating market. The webinar will also include information about NMMA’s efforts to lead the first USA Pavilion to the Salon Nautico de Barcelona in October in conjunction with its strategic partners at the US Department of Commerce in Madrid and in association with the Marine Industry Association of South Florida. Whether you are ramping up efforts again or looking to re-engage after the recession, learn about the current improving conditions of the Spanish boating market.
Jose Fayos, Export Manager for ANEN (Spanish Marine Trade Association), will discuss the current market situation in Spain and identify the most promising areas for growth. Recent legislative changes have eased the tax burdens imposed on boat ownership for vessels larger than 8 meters, opening up a new segment of the market for domestic and international boat builders. Fayos will highlight the positive changes impacting Spain’s boating industry and discuss why companies in the medium-size boat market, the superyacht refit sector and marina development should be focusing on Spain.
Julie Balzano, Export Development Director for NMMA, will follow with a brief overview of the plans in place for the first USA Pavilion at the Barcelona Boat Show, including details for an interactive marina hop tour to several area marinas.