The organisers of the 2020 Cannes Yachting Festival have confirmed that this year’s show will go ahead as planned from September 8-13. The news was confirmed by Reed Expositions, whose staff have been working remotely to ensure the success of the show’s 43rd edition.
The event will be compliant with the measures against the Coronavirus spread, throughout the rules of UNIMEV, the French professional federation for event planners. The goal is to open the doors of the Yachting Festival in the best way possible, guaranteeing safety and protection for both exhibitors and visitors.
“To this end we are currently reviewing a specific organisation of visitor queues, the installation of markings on the ground, a counting and/or flow regulation system (in the aisles, quays, stands and on board the boats), the wearing of masks, the provision of hydro-alcoholic gel and increased daily disinfection of the areas through which visitors pass,” said the Reed Expositions Group in a statement.
All the collaborators, based in France and abroad, remain mobilized and tele-work on the good behavior of the next show with implication and enthusiasm.
All the news of the 43rd edition
Among the novelties of the Cannes Yaching Festival 2020, at the Vieux Port, the Quai Saint Pierre will bring together fast day-boats. The Quai Max Laubeuf, both afloat and on land, has been redesigned with the creation of a marina dedicated to motor multihulls. On land, the space dedicated to outboard and inboard engines (without hull) launched last year, has been redesigned to offer more visibility and exposure comfort to engine manufacturers of small and medium units.
The Luxury Gallery, although the present context doesn’t allow to better know the contents and the definitive shape, will host luxury, craftmanship and art maison into a new setting. The Sailing Area at Port Canto has been designed with around 110 units registered, of which around sixty exceed 15m.
The 6th edition of the Concours d’Elégance is also confirmed: the beautiful parade for motorboat and day boat under 12 meters – especially vintage models – will take place the 12th of September.
Hopes for this edition
“Many customers with whom I have spoken are hoping that the Yachting Festival can be the light at the end of the tunnel,” – says Sylvie Ernoult, General Commissioner of the Cannes Yachting Festival. “And even if there are still many steps to take before opening this year’s Yachting Festival, this hope is a goal for us”.
“The show’s teams make every effort to support customers and provide them with the necessary flexibility while ensuring compliance with work schedules and thus allow everything to be operational in due time. We have assembled a team responsible for adapting the new sanitary standards to the show and will deploy the means necessary for their implementation.
We wish courage and energy to all our exhibitors, partners and service providers during this extraordinary period! The team and I can’t wait to find them and welcome them in September on the pontoons of Cannes” she concluded.