Upcoming events: FLIBS Kickoff Party, Job Fair, Exhibitor Party and more October 23, 2015

Official FLIBS Kickoff Party – Join Fort Lauderdale Magazine and Show Management at the official kickoff party for the 56th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on Thursday, Oct. 29 from 7-9 p.m. at Events by Grateful Palate, 3003 NE 32nd Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. The event is cocktail attire and guests are welcome to arrive by car or boat. Space is limited, RSVP by Oct. 23 at or to

56th Annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show – Nov. 5-9. Show exhibits range from yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts. A wide variety of boats will be on display including runabouts, sportfishers, high performance boats, center consoles, cabin cruisers, flats boats, skiffs, express cruisers, sailing yachts, motor yachts, bowriders, catamarans, ski boats, jet boats, trawlers, inflatables, canoes, and extraordinary superyachts.

Marine Industry Job Fair – Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Broward County Convention Center. The job fair will feature marine industry companies from both the private and commercial sectors, offering commercial and recreational positions including skilled trades, sales, administrative and crew as well as educational opportunities. Job-seekers will also receive helpful job search, interviewing and career tips. Attendees can save time by preregistering by October 30 at Attendance is free.

Blue Party – Friday, Nov. 6 at the Broward County Convention Center. Each exhibitor in the convention center will get tickets to distribute to their friends or clients, and sponsors will get tickets to distribute as well.

Exhibitors Party – To show our appreciation for exhibitors, the MIASF Exhibitor Party will feature live music, a photo booth, caricature artists, small bites and cocktails. Proceeds benefit the Marine Industry Cares Foundation’s summer camp. Sunday, Nov. 8 from 6-9 p.m. at the MIASF Aqualounge.

Coast Guard Foundation Tribute – Nov. 19. Tickets and sponsorships are available for the Coast Guard Foundation’s Tribute to the Seventh Coast Guard District at the Harbor Beach Marriott in Fort Lauderdale. Individual tickets are $350. For more information, email

Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida – Jan. 11-13, 2016. The Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida, to be held at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, will showcase the latest and next-generation electric and hybrid marine propulsion technologies, components and solutions. With exhibitors and visitors from all over the world, Electric & Hybrid Marine World Expo Florida will showcase these emerging efficient propulsion technologies and components to an audience of propulsion system designers, vessel owners and operators, boat builders, engine manufacturers, naval architects and military fleet operators/chiefs.

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