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NEWSLETTER // FEBRUARY 2017
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PIMEX 2017
ASIA'S FAVOURITE BOAT SHOW

The 14th edition of PIMEX impressed with an abundance of action in the marina, waterside Exhibition Hall and a busy boardwalk. Despite the never-before-seen weather conditions on the last two days, visitor turnout was strong with a record over the opening days and exhibitor feedback very positive.

It was very much a Phuket International Boat Show of two halves this year. The first two days were exceptional. Visitor traffic was higher than in any of the past 13 editions and exhibitor feedback was excellent. We welcomed almost 2,500 audited visitors over the first two days and, despite the heavy rain on the last two days, brokers were still hosting qualified visitors on tours and exhibitors in the Hall were transacting business.

In addition to the excellent exhibitor feedback, it was encouraging to see the large number of international visitors – approximately 55% of the total. This is the reason we host the show during the island’s peak season, when villa owners, jet-setters and HNWIs come to Thailand, as these are a key target market for the majority of our exhibitors.
EXHIBITORS - PARTICIPANTS
86
TOTAL VISITORS
2,633
TOTAL INTERNATIONAL VISITORS
1,812
TOTAL TRADE VISITORS
1,845
In the water the show heralded a grand display of 40 boats including representation of top international brands from around the world. From small day boats up to large luxurious powerboats and everything in between, one of the stand out features this year was the growth in the number of sailing yachts on display – approximately 20% of the total.

Just under one hundred businesses exhibited and in addition to the impressive boats on display, a mix of marine products and ancillary services, luxury properties, super bikes and more showed their wares in the exhibition hall, including a new addition this year, the "Mariners' Market".
WELCOME TO RPMIEC
ROYAL PHUKET MARINA INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE

At Royal Phuket Marina, we have created the perfect location for exhibitions, trade shows and consumer events. Set against the stunning backdrop of Phuket's only 5-Star Gold Anchor award winning marina, RPMIEC is the island's largest exhibition hall, spanning 2,500sqm of internal space and over 1,000sqm of outdoor space. A further 15,000sqm in-water space is also available for maritime events.

Since 2005, RPMIEC has been selected by a host of international organisers as the venue for their global trade exhibitions, congresses and a wide range of MICE events. The facility is located within Phuket's unique framework, a dynamic island with unrivalled hotel facilities, a rich cultural history, a gastronomic wonderland with outstanding leisure and entertainment facilities, all set in attractive and exotic surroundings.

Whilst renowned for large scale international trade fairs, RPMIEC also has an active interest in helping smaller, specialist shows develop by providing advice and support to organisers.
CONTACT

RPMIEC
@ Royal Phuket Marina
68 Moo 2 • Thepkasattri Road
Koh Kaew • Muang
Phuket • 83000 • Thailand
T: +66 (0) 7 636 0811
F: +66 (0) 7 636 0815
rpmiec@events4trade.com
events@royalphuketmarina.com
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