In what is regarded as one of the World's fastest growing marine markets, the Tenth International Odessa Boat Show will be held in the Odessa Marine Passenger Terminal from 10-14 April 2005.
As well as a plethora of the World's most renowned marine manufacturers, other features throughout the show will include focuses upon yacht clubs and marinas, yachts and boats, charter and tourism, new developments in the sport and a host of new and extended elements to interest the boating public.
As a key event, the exhibition will host the International Conference entitled: "The Tendancies of Yachting Businesses and Smalltonnage Shipbuilding development". Held annually and attracting the World's marine industry, the conference will feature expert speakers and delegates form International Organizations and commercial enterprises globally.
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Ukraine's prominence as a maritime nation has come to the fore worldwide with two entries in the 1993/1993 Whitbread Round the World Race (now the Volvo Ocean Race). Since then, the yachting and sailing fraternity has grown steadily and the number of sailors and yachts in the country is increasing rapidly.
This year at the Olympic Games in Athens, Rodion LUKA and Geaorge LEONCHUK with a silver medal in the 49er, and Ruslana TARAN, Svitlana MATEVUSHEVA, and Ganna KALININA with their silver medal in the Yngling, added weight to Ukraines emergence as a dominant sailing nation.
The growth of the Odessa International Boat Show reflects this success and the increased diversity in the show will impact the country in years to come.
Further details of the Odessa Boat show can be found on the exhibition at the address below.