Venice Boat Show attracts 27,000 visitors over 5 days
June 26, 2019 | 6:55 PM
by Agencies
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Milan: The Venice Boat Show successfully wrapped up, registering a total of 27,000 visitors over five days.

The international event, whose motto is "The Naval Art Comes Home", proved to be a major attraction to the delight of the city's administrative authorities.

Venice Mayor Luigi Brugnaro said his administration has already financed the show for another two years.

"Venice is once again the 'queen of the seas' in the widest possible cultural sense", he said.

"We have shown our ability in design and the architecture of construction, also recuperating traditional activities".

"The administration has already funded the Show for two more years - we don't want it to be an extemporaneous event", the mayor explained.

Overall, 43 meetings on various aspects of navigation - from the environment to sustainability and yacht design - were held during the event, along with eight exhibits focusing on navigation, the sea and transportation.

Brugnaro said the objective is to make the event a permanent one.

"We have already started registrations for the next edition."

"We want to host the whole sector, from small to big boats," Brugnaro added.

The Italian yachting sector is regarded as a major industry, an ambassador of Made in Italy with an added value of 11.8 billion euros, which has grown by 9.8% between 2015 and 2018.

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