On September 14th, the 4a Salone Nautico Internazionale of Bologna scheduled for October 21st to 29th was presented at the Municipality of Bologna. The conference saw the presence of the mayors of Bologna and Naples Matteo Lepore and Gaetano Manfredi, the president of BolognaFiere Gianpiero Calzolari and Gennaro Amato, president of Saloni Nautici Internazionali d’Italia (SNIDI), organizer of the event.
Now in its fourth edition, the event, spread over over 20 thousand square metres, hosts dozens of exhibitors and boats, between 5 and 16 metres, such as gozzos, dinghies, motorboats, as well as numerous companies providing accessories and services in the nautical supply chain. The 4a Salone Nautico Internazionale of Bologna in fact represents, in fact, the true Italian pleasure boating which, in 2021, recorded 75.6% of the entire national productivity measuring a turnover of 6.1 billion euros.
What’s new for 2023
During the meeting with the press, the data and news of the next exhibition were presented, and above all the projects and contents on which the agreement between the two city administrations will be developed, as indicated by the mayor of Bologna Matteo Lepore. “A large part of the nautical industry is in Emilia-Romagna, from engines to various components, Naples is the most important city for this sector in our country and the 4a Salone Nautico Internazionale of Bologna is fundamental among the fairs we have in our city . Today we also discussed how to continue working to strengthen the training sector in particular. We need workers and skills, on this Bologna and Naples can do important things together and we are already doing them: in these days Naples will inaugurate the new Cineca headquarters and Naples and Bologna are increasingly working together on technologies and data. We are the two cities that are currently working on tourism, technologies and data and also on this very important sector which is the sea, a precious asset that we must preserve”.
The framework agreement between BolognaFiere and SNIDI
Among the 2023 innovations proposed by the organizers of the 4a Salone Nautico Internazionale of Bologna https://salonenauticobologna.it/, there is also a framework agreement between BolognaFiere and SNIDI which provides for a mutual commitment to collaborate to guarantee the success and development of the event.
The exhibition square meters increase, going from 18 thousand to 20 thousand, thanks to pavilions 19 and 14 which will host the event. Finally, the collaboration initiative with the Auto e Moto d’Epoca fair, which will take place almost simultaneously (from 26 to 29 October). The participation of the most important brands of yachts, dinghies, gozzos and motorboats has been confirmed, with over 60 exhibitors representing around 180 brands.
BolognaFiere also believes in the potential of this trade fair, as underlined by Gianpiero Calzolari, who chairs the company. An event “that is growing and that we think can attract the many small and medium nautical enthusiasts who will be able to discover the best of market innovations in Bologna”.