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Dubai International Boat Show 2023 using matchmaking technology to boost valuable in-event networking

13 February 2023• Written by Laura Nicholls for Dubai International Boat Show

This year's Dubai International Boat Show (DIBS) is in full swing and is the largest high-profile boat show in the region. With over 150 boats on display in Dubai Harbour – including the 68-metre Soaring and 60-metre Caipirinha – Dubai Harbour is the place to be for anyone looking to discover luxury yachts, test watertoys and see supercars.

The five-day event (1 - 5 March) will play host to exhibitors, trade buyers, and consumers hailing from all over the world. It is the ultimate forum for companies and suppliers to meet and mingle with the yachting world’s biggest players. And this year, to make networking easy, show organisers are using specialist technology to match companies with consumers during the event.

Try the B2B matchmaking technology

The specialist “matchmaking” technology takes each attendee’s interests and wants into consideration, and then suggests industry connections that would be most beneficial to each party.

By registering for a trade visitor badge, guests have access to the B2B matchmaking programme and can receive a concise and personalised selection of relevant services and brands at the event. Guests can even use the matchmaking programme to organise their schedules and arrange meetings both in person or virtually.

With over 800 companies exhibiting at the show, this programme is designed for visitors to optimise their valuable time and help navigate areas within the show such as Superyacht Avenue. Here, a lineup of over 50 superyachts from leading builders such as Feadship, Princess, Gulf Craft, Cranchi, Sanlorenzo and more are on display.

What not to miss

Plenty more boats and supercars are available to view on land, as will Dive MENA where the latest in diving equipment, watersports, technology, and electronics will be demonstrated in a real-life pool. The action-packed programme also includes the renowned fishing competition where everyone from amateurs to professionals are invited to try the latest in fly fishing technology.

To relax, the VIP Lounge and Nikki Beach will both be offering food, drink, DJs and entertainment throughout the show. If there wasn’t enough opportunity to network and learn during the show, the Middle East Yachting Conference and Experiental Yachting Forum are also coinciding with DIBS and have packed programmes of inspirational industry speakers.

With the who’s who of the world’s yachting industry descending on Dubai, why would you be networking anywhere else?

To find out more about how to get a ticket and what’s happening at the show, visit the Dubai International Boat Show website directly here. 

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