The BIA (Boating Industry Association) has declared an optimistic outlook for boating events in 2021 with both Sydney and Brisbane shows slated to go ahead.

BIA President Darren Vaux said the Board of Directors were confident measures taken throughout 2020 had put the organisation in a strong position for the recovery stages of COVID-19. “Like many organisations we had to make hard decisions relating to budget and resources through 2020, and that has put us in good stead to rebound,” Vaux said.

In addition, the Sanctuary Cove Boat Show is also scheduled for 20-23 May 2021. However, Covid casualties this year are the Rosehill and Adelaide Shows that are postponed until 2022. The BIA is further encouraged by large sporting events and other shows and exhibitions being successfully held around the country over recent months. Such events are proof that we are learning to live with COVID and part of that is the continual improvements being made under COVID Safe Plans including contact tracing.

“The BIA today is pleased to announce that planning is well advanced to deliver two key Boat Shows in 2021including a new-format COVID Safe Sydney Show from 29 July at the International Convention Centre & Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour and the Brisbane Boat Show at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 20 August,” Vaux said.

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