Global B2B VIP Buyer Program

JOIN US IN MIAMI 2017 | Global B2B VIP Buyer Program


The Progressive® Insurance Miami International Boat Show® is considered the greatest boat show in the world! Spanning two locations and featuring more than 1,300 boats and hundreds of exhibitors from all over the USA, this show offers buyers from throughout the world a chance to meet, shop and negotiate with the industry’s leading boat builders, accessory manufacturers and suppliers — all in one place!

There’s no better place to preview the new boating season!


Find Your Ideal Supplier at the Miami International Boat Show 2017

If you are an internationally-based business buyer seeking to source new and/or specific products, boats and services, we invite you to register* as a GLOBAL B2B VIP BUYER at no cost to you.

As a qualifying buyer, you’ll enjoy special VIP complimentary benefits including:
  • VIP admission badge—valid all five days of the show, including early entry
  • Pre-scheduled appointments with qualified exhibitors (upon request)
  • Free admission to select seminars and workshops
  • Admission to exclusive VIP Lounge
All buyers MUST BE business-to-business and meet the following criteria:
  1. An established marine industry boat dealer, boat builder, equipment distributor, retailer, manufacturer's rep., marina developer/owner/manager, chandler and/or purchasing agent
  2. In business for a minimum of one full year as of February 2017 


Registration by February 3rd is required



Do I need to obtain a Visa to participate?

Some international visitors may be required to obtain a visa to travel to the United States to participate in this program. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa.

Complete visa information can be found via the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Consular Affairs.

Citizens of Countries Participating in the Visa Waiver Program
Citizens of Other Countries: Obtaining a Visa

Letter of Invitation

If you do need a visa, you can request a letter of invitation once you have registered and been approved to participate as a VIP delegate to the show. Please allow seven (7) business days for processing.

Letter of Invitation request form 

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