QuintEvents building foundation for boat show VIP experiences September 23, 2015

At the FLIBS preview meeting at Bahia Mar, Brian Learst, CEO of QuintEvents, which is producing the first VIP Boat Show Experiences this year, also showed highlights of NFL, UFC and Kentucky Derby VIP experiences and discussed plans to expand the FLIBS VIP experience in the future, including travel packages and plans for a separate website.

This year, QuintEvents’ VIP Boat Show Experiences program will offer registered guests onsite valet parking, entry to the boat show and all-day access to the air-conditioned, VIP lounge located at the Hall of Fame Marina, which will feature gourmet food and a premium open bar, as well as access to a variety of private boat show events.

QuintEvents has a database of 200,000 people that it will market the VIP experiences to. Currently, 30-40 percent of its customers already attend multiple VIP experiences that they produce.

QuintEvents produces VIP experiences with many of the world’s most prestigious events, including the NFL’s Super Bowl and other events, Breeders’ Cup®, Circuit of The Americas™, Formula One (the most Googled event in the world), UFC®, College Football Playoffs, Pro Football Hall of Fame and Barrett-Jackson. “We hope to provide the same type of experience,” Learst said of FLIBS.

Learst said they hope to be able to attract more buyers for the show, which will then entice the manufacturers. “Everyone’s looking for the buyer – that’s what makes the whole thing tick,” he said.

Going forward, QuintEvents plans to launch a separate website for the show’s VIP experience,, which will be linked to the FLIBS site, and expand the VIP offerings.

“The plan is to have a complete set of travel packages, hotels, transportation, water transportation, tickets to the show and other events,” Learst said, as well as some new entertainment opportunities in the evening.

The ultimate goal, Learst said, is to connect buyers and sellers. “We want people to come and make it easy and provide a great service,” he said.

For more information on QuintEvents’ VIP Boat Show Experiences, call 866-643-7699 or email

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