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Newport Boat Show Press Conference

Newport, R.I. – Newport Exhibition Group, owners and producers of the Newport International Boat Show, announced today its plans for the 2015 State of the Industry Press Conference. This year, the event will take place on Friday, September 18th at 8:15 a.m. in the Sunset Lounge at the end of Commercial Wharf. The event will feature a lively question and answer session among a panel of industry experts. Open to members of the press, invited guests and exhibitors, all will be welcomed to the city by The Honorable Jeanne-Marie Napolitano, mayor of Newport.


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Following The Mayor, other dignitaries will share a brief welcome and this year’s Charitable Partner, Clean Ocean Access will make a short presentation on the importance of local and national environmental protection. Afterwards, five marine industry executives will address hard-hitting questions about industry challenges, current trends and the future. The press conference will conclude with the announcement of the Newport For New Products and Edson Star Award winners.

“We are excited about our annual State of the Industry Press Conference,” said Nancy Piffard, Show Director of Newport Exhibition Group. “Editors and guests will hear each expert’s thoughts on current trends related to their segment of the industry, as well as what the future holds for the boating market. It’s an exciting time to be in Newport and this press event should not be missed.”

Expected to draw tens of thousands to historic Newport, the Newport International Boat Show will take place Thursday, September 17th through Sunday, September 20th, 2015 on the Newport Waterfront along America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, Rhode Island. One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the event will host nearly 750 exhibitors from around the world with an exceptional assortment of boats of every type and style from 15 to 110 feet, and a wide variety of accessories, equipment, electronics, gear and services for boaters.

For more information on the 45th Annual Newport International Boat Show and to purchase tickets, please visit . Event updates will be posted as they become available and communicated on the show’s Twitter and Facebook accounts: @NewportBoatShow and , respectively. Social media posts will also be tagged #NIBS2015.


Andrew Golden
Rushton Gregory Communications