Biograd Charter Show   20-23.10. 2016



Biograd Charter Show   20 - 23.10.2016

Location: Hall B at the Biograd Boat Show
                  Marina Kornati, Biograd Croatia



The BCS is designed to present in one place, the yacht charter fleets of the Biograd Boat Show exhibitors, and Croatian yacht charter providers. The show is designed for both Business to Business interaction on Thursday and Friday (20 -21), as well as direct interaction with consumers.

New for BCS 2016

On Site Conference Facilities in Hall B – allows all meetings and presentations to take place on site
On-line B2B Meeting Scheduling – administered by the Croatian Chamber of Economy.
Expanded Meeting Facilities – allowing for more meetings between Charter professionals.
Complementary refreshment bar – open to all accredited charter professionals on Thur. & Fri.

Cooperation with the Croatian Chamber of Economy (HGK)

50% Subsidy for Exhibition Space! – The HGK has provided a 50% subsidy for exhibition space for the first 25 exhibition booths.  The booths are fully furnished and have a maximum size of 2m x 3m, and the total net price for the booth after subsidy is 2.992,00 kn.  

HGK Contributions to the BCS Congress Program

  • Meeting of the Croatian Chamber of Economy's Yacht Charter Association UPUSP
  • Benchmarking  for Croatian Charter in 2016 – Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Opatija,  prof. dr. sc. Sandra Janković
  • Potencijal of the UK market for nautical tourism in Croatia  – Mrs. Ivona Grgan, Director of the HTZ office in  London
  • Maritime Concession issues relating to charter companies and marinas – dr. sc. Branko Kundih and guests

The BCS offers Charter Providers the opportunity to:

  • Present their fleets to charter agents at the beginning of the charter season
  • Present their charter management programs to potential investors and boat owners
  • Present their fleets directly to consumers providing valuable communication and feedback, as well as potential for increased sales.
  • Present their company to the many suppliers present at the show
  • Network with other colleagues present at the show through social gatherings

The BCS offers Charter Agents the opportunity to:

  • interact with charter providers at the beginning of the charter season
  • see in one location many charter bases and fleets
  • visit most of Croatia’s charter fleets which are located in the region surrounding Biograd
  • visit Central Europe’s in-water boat show with more than 300 exhibitors and 300 vessels
  • Network with other colleagues present at the show through social gatherings

The BCS offers Consumers the opportunity to:

  • interact with charter providers at the beginning of the booking  season
  •  take advantage of special early booking offers
  •  see in one location many charter bases and fleets
  •  receive direct information on boat sales and charter management
  •  receive information on skipper hire
  •  receive route and anchorage information
  •  see more than 50 new models of saling yachts on display
  •  see more than 50 used charter boats ready for sale at one location
  •   visit Central Europe’s in-water boat show with over 300 exhibitors and 300 boats


Advantages of the Biograd Charter Show

  • It takes place within the Biograd Boat Show with its excellent reputation as Central Europe’s  in-water show, and is a world leader in the exhibition of sailing yachts for the charter industry.  Using existing infrastructure and marketing resources reduces the costs of the BCS.
  • The date of the BCS coincides with the beginning of the yacht charter season, and is the perfect time to negotiate agency agreements, pricing, and to discuss operational issues.
  • More than 20 sailing yacht manufacturers will exhibit more than 50 new models of sailing yachts suitable for charter management
  • More than 50 pre-owned charter yachts will be for sale during the BCS
  • Most of the  suppliers to the charter industry will be present at the Biograd Boat Show
  • The BCS takes place in the heart of Croatian charter territory, with 90% of charter bases reachable within a 1 hour drive, giving agents easy access.
  • In addition to B2B activities, agents will have many other attractions at the Biograd Boat Show, including boats on exhibit, suppliers, regattas, entertainment etc.


Goals of the Biograd Charter Show

To stimulate demand for yacht charter holidays in Croatia.

Croatia is the global leader in bareboat yacht charter, with over 4000 vessels estimated to be on offer.  With the tremendous increase in the number of vessels over the years, comes the huge task of booking these fleets.  This comes at a time where rising operating costs and pricing pressure demands more booking weeks to endure profitability for the industry.

The key to improving bookings is to attract as many yacht charter agents as possible to meet with fleet operators, to ensure Croatian fleets gain priority with established agents, as well as convincing new agents to promote the Croatian market.



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