By: MIASF Staff
Date posted: Nov 04, 2021 Thu
Earlier this month, MIASF hosted its monthly networking event, Member Connect, at the Maren Hotel. This new hotel served as the ideal location for members to network with one another over light bites and drinks across the street from the main show site of the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. This month’s event was sponsored by CBRE Marina Group and reached a sold-out capacity in less than 24 hours of sending out the invitation to all members. With good views, good food, and good company, the newly launched Member Connect events are a great benefit for our members to take advantage of to get to know fellow members. As a reminder, these networking events are open to all employees of our member companies.
The 62nd annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) was held from October 27th-31st, 2021. The county’s signature event, and the marine industry’s ‘Super Bowl’, was highly anticipated between attendees, exhibitors, and elected officials. FLIBS is the largest in-water boat show in the world and provides the greatest opportunity for both B2B and B2C business to be conducted. This year’s show was a massive success indicated by initial unofficial numbers with more than 1,100 boats on display throughout all show sites and more than 100,000 attendees throughout the five days. All exhibitors of the show are encouraged to complete the anonymous survey Thomas Murray and Associates will be sending out in the coming weeks and send any show-related press-releases to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the 7th year in a row, MIASF members were invited to attend the Breakfast with the Business Journal at the Flagship Room at the MIASF Office. This breakfast networking event provides a platform for our industry to network with business professionals in the community from other industries and memorialize our size, scope, and impact with the release of the Special Marine Section and Book of Lists. With more than 100 guests in attendance, it was a great morning that featured speakers Mel Melendez, Editor-in-Chief of SFBJ, and Phil Purcell, CEO/President of the Marine Industries Association of South Florida.