In this weeks blog, John discusses the exciting water front developments progressing throughout Asia, and how Australia can benefit from being at the forefront of this growing industry.
For the second time around the Gold Coast International Marine Expo has delighted the public over the weekend at the Gold Coast City Marina with the number of attendees to be released but estimated to be over 20,000, and more than 200 exhibitors displaying and demonstrating the best products and services that the Marine industry has to offer. And what a feast it was for the eyes of boating and marine enthusiasts. The Expo also featured amazing daily performances from the RAAF Roulettes, sharing with us the thrill and adrenaline of their spectacular aerobatics on board of their red Pilatus PC-9/A aircrafts.
More to that, the Monaco Aces Jet Pack Team also pushed the limits of gravity thanks to their incredible water powered jet pack, drawing clamour from the crowd massed on the riverbank next to the Superior stand.
The Superior Team had a blast and our stand was very popular thanks to our Jet Ski docks, boat lifts and SUP paddle boards displayed on land and on the water. We have been busy catering for the attendees who were delighted by the ease of use and installation of our products.
The Club Marine Shipyard Party on Saturday night was also a great way to kick back, have a drink and mingle with the exhibitors and public attendees all the while enjoying live music, a great atmosphere and of course the fireworks. Big thanks to anyone who participated to the art auction and helped raise money for charity.
A special thank you to Richie who included our SUP in the Jet Lev demonstrations on Saturday, the Leigh-Smith Team for their awesome event planning, the Gold Coast City Marina for hosting yet another spectacular and entertaining show and all the attendees who made this event a celebration of the Marine industry. We certainly hope to see everyone again next year.
The topic for this week’s blog refers to a favourite saying from Mark at Superior whenever we are at a Boatshow. His point is that we are there to do a complete job not just to “show” boats and associated equipment. This means we tell people all about the joys of boating and how families can benefit from this. Once people understand the whole experience, then an opportunity may exist to supply our products. The lesson is to amaze our customers with the service and information first, then things can happen if the value proposition is correct.
This week we are preparing to support a couple of great upcoming shows. The Gold Coast International Marine Expo is on November 2nd to 4th, and Superior is assisting with berthing for the on water display. Superior Jetties will also have a display on land and water with ski docks, pontoons, SUPs and Sunstream Boat Lifts.
The organisers have pulled off a major coup with the Roulettes air display on at the show, so come on out and experience all the marine industry has to offer. It will be entertaining.
The next show we sponsor is the Marine13 conference in Sydney next year from April 28th to 30th, 2013. This promises to be a great event with a complete offering never seen before in Australia. The event will have all of the peak industry organisations joining together for the first time to present one big conference with many sub streams of interest provided. The national marina body MIA will be there as well as BIAA which represents every boating association, as well as the marine safety organisations. As well as great networking and genuine industry information there are also new awards being presented. The Australian Marina Awards have been expanded now to 12 categories and there is now one for marina construction.
Some of the event details have been released now with guest speakers being added.
There are still exhibitor spaces open and this is a real opportunity to cover all the players in one venue.
There are also tours planned for international visitors to attend after the conference such as marinas on Sydney Harbour.
These events are the opportunity to interact with our customers and we look forward to seeing you there.