Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel elected IFBSO President
Boot Dusseldorf Director Goetz-Ulf Jungmichel was elected President of IFBSO at the Federation's AGM in London on June 14. Since taking over Europe's largest boat show in 2008, Goetz has transformed it with a complete revitalisation as the "360 degree watersport experience".
The AGM brought to an end the most successful Congress for several years, with informative presentations ranging from international economics to boat show marketing and from sponsorship to social media.
Held in conjunction with IFBSO's sister organisation ICOMIA, Congress was hosted by the British Marine Federation, this year celebrating its centenary. With its own maritime history going back several centuries, the London borough of Greenwich provided a particularly appropriate venue for the event.
At the AGM, Helena Gao of Shanghai was elected on to the Executive Committee for a three-year term, while Bengt Wallin was re-elected as Treasurer for the coming year. Goetz's predecessor, Jurij Korenc, remains on the Executive Committee for the next two years in the emeritus position of Past President.
In the Executive Committee meeting following the AGM, Irene Dros of METS Amsterdam accepted the position of Vice President.
Cutty Sark, Greenwich
IFBSO partners with IBI
IFBSO has entered into a strategic partnership with International Boat Industry, the trade magazine for the recreational marine industry worldwide. Under the agreement, IBI is to act as our media partner and brand ambassador, supporting IFBSO's ongoing mission to help our members develop and run first-class boat shows and marine trade exhibitions around the globe.