International B2B matchmaking Boot Düsseldorf, Germany
The international boat fair “boot 2019” took place in Düsseldorf on 19-27 January 2019. The “boot” is the biggest recreational boating fair in the world.
“Boot 2019”also offered a wide range of attractions around boats and yachts with electric and hybrid propulsion systems. Even though electric mobility was still not main focus of the fair the relevance and the variety of the exhibitors were nevertheless enormous and therefore of big interest for the ELMAR project. The ELMAR project used this opportunity and organised an international B2B matchmaking event on 20 and 21 January 2019. The participants of the event came from Lithuania and Poland and covered a broad range of companies, related lobby organisations and clusters as well as research organisations and student entrepreneurs. The ELMAR matchmaking participants walked around the fair and had fruitful conversations with different exhibitors from thee-boat and e-yachts scene including related suppliers. They got a good insight of the new technologies and developments in this sector. After the matchmaking event, some of the participants took the opportunity to meet representatives from the South Coast Baltic project, another INTERREG project of the SB Programme, which exhibited there.