INTERNATIONAL B2B MATCHMAKING AT THE "BOOT" 2019

Start Date: 20th January, 2019
End Date: 21st January, 2019
Description: The international boat fair “boot 2019” took place in Düsseldorf from the 19.-27. January 2019. The “boot” is the biggest pleasure boating fairs in the world. "Boot 2019" offered a wide range of attractions around boats and yachts with electric and hybrid propulsion systems. Even though electric mobility was still not main focus of the fair the relevance and the variety of the exhibitors were nevertheless enormous and therefore of big interest for the ELMAR project. The ELMAR project used this opportunity and organised an international B2B matchmaking event on 20 and 21 January 2019. The participants of the event came from Lithuania and Poland and covered a mixture of representatives from companies, related lobby organisations and clusters as well as research organisations and student entrepreneurs. The ELMAR matchmaking participants walked around the fair and had fruitful conversations with different exhibitors from the e-boat and e-yachts scene including related suppliers. They got a good insight of the new technologies and developments in this sector. ELMAR_Event_Report_B2B_Matchmaking_Boot_2019

B2B MATCHMAKING AT THE ELECTRIC & HYBRID MARINE WORLD EXPO AMSTERDAM 2018

Start Date: 27th June, 2018
End Date: 29th June, 2018
Description: The electric & hybrid marine WORLD EXPO 2018 took place in Amsterdam from 27.-29. June 2018. Its focus was exclusively on electric propulsion systems, hybrid systems and components of such systems that are dedicated to be implemented in ships and boats. Due to its specific orientation, the fair was quite small. Nevertheless the relevance of the exhibitors was enormous. A wide range of high quality and well known exhibitors led to a fruitful exchange between all participants involved. Especially companies with focus on hybrid technology and individual components for use in commercial shipping were represented at the fair – mostly through their respective sales or engineering managers. ELMAR matchmaking participants jointly took part in a networking lunch and a collective walk around the fair. Participants had a chat on the benefits of specific technical solutions, future applications in the field of marine e-mobility and opportunities for business cooperation.