International B2B matchmaking Boot Düsseldorf, Germany

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.