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Since 1977, the Cannes Yachting Festival takes place every September in elegant, luxurious surroundings in the sparkling bay of Cannes.

As the first show in the boating season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is Europe’s leading in-water boating event. The major players in pleasure yachting come here to launch the show season by showcasing their new worldwide models.

To mark the 41st edition of Europe’s largest in-water boat show, the Cannes Yachting Festival press conference was held today in the idyllic setting of Cannes Bay. Sylvie Ernoult, Director of this unmissable event in the yachting world, announced Cannes Yachting Festival’s desire to contribute to the growth of the nautical sector and the development of its French and international customer bases by becoming the world’s largest sailing boat show while cementing its position as Europe’s largest nautical boat show. “For the past three years, we seen the Vieux Port become very overcrowded both on land and in the water. We have gradually tried to relieve the congestion in the Vieux Port by using the spaces available at Port Canto, for example through the partial move of the Toys space in 2017, which this year was installed in its entirety on the quayside of Port Canto,” explains Sylvie Ernoult. “On the other hand, in recent years our exhibitors and customers have told us of their wishes to have larger exhibition areas, both in the water and on land. This led us to rethink the Cannes Yachting Festival overall for its 2019 edition. This project was made possible after a long consultation with our exhibitors and with the support of the City of Cannes, the CCI Nice Côte d’Azur and many other partners,” she concludes. Therefore, a real showcase 100% dedicated to monohull and multihull sailing and able to accommodate over one hundred sailing boats will be installed at Port Canto in 2019. With over 400 linear metres of quayside for monohulls and over 450 m for multihulls, Port Canto offers its water-based facilities and extensive areas on land to accommodate our sailing boats and give them the space they deserve and the development potential they require. Following these moves, the Vieux Port will be dedicated to the motor nautical industry, therefore giving shipyards and equipment manufacturers larger areas to exhibit their products. This major reorganisation is part of a desire to serve the interests of “motor” and “sailing” exhibitors, to give them greater visibility and reinforce the legitimacy of the Cannes Yachting Festival. “Historically, sailing has always been highly represented at the Cannes Yachting Festival, weighing in at more than 20% of the boats on display. This is a much higher proportion than the global market share of this segment,” explains Sylvie Ernoult. “It was therefore a natural and obvious choice for us to reconsider the layout of the show and to move the Sailing sector to the other side of the Croisette, around ten minutes (by water shuttle) from the Vieux Port,” she adds. This complete reorganisation of the show will therefore facilitate: - a significant increase of the exhibition space available to offer visitors a global overview of yachting, - a better geographical segmentation and new organisation by type of boat, with the Vieux Port reserved for new motor boats, - a better representation of the brands, - improved exhibition conditions, - a simplified visitor route for buyers and visitors, - a wider and larger audience. Since the Cannes Yachting Festival opened this morning, sea lovers, yachting fans, veteran visitors or simply curious new ones filed in to admire the best of the international offering of motor, sailing, monohull or multihull (638 boats from 2.4 to 50 metres presented by 542 exhibitors). Boasting the ability to offer the vast majority of shipyards present the opportunity to offer sea trials to future buyers, the Cannes Yachting Festival is the unmissable event for luxury yachting.

....2 ports ,10 km of boats 3 km of floating pontoons installed 4 traversantes: floating pontoons fitted with a central section that can be closed to allow visitors to cross the port ..


50,000 visitors 542 exhibitors (58% from abroad) , 40% of exhibitors are boat builders/importers 60% come from other activity sectors/

EXHIBITORS: 638 boats from 2,4 to 50m 219 new boats and yachts presented for the first time at the Cannes Yachting Festival with 122 on view for the first time in the world, 46 second-hand boats from 22m exhibited in the Port Canto 150 over 20 metres long 110 sailing boats (17%) 46 multihulls, including 13 motor yachts.

The Foundation Council of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) has unanimously named Olivier Rihs as GIMS' new Managing Director. The 49-year-old manager will take over the reins from André Hefti, who has decided to retire on 1 July 2019. To ensure the seamless transfer of responsibilities, Olivier Rihs will work alongside André Hefti during the 89th GIMS in March 2019.

In Olivier Rihs GIMS has found a new Managing Director who knows both the automotive sector and the digital world inside out. He kicked off his career as the manager of a garage in Biel, before taking on the role of District Manager for two automotive brands in Bern and Biel. Between 2002 and 2017, Olivier Rihs held various positions within Scout24 in Flamatt, including four years as Managing Director of AutoScout24. In 2011, he was elected Managing Director of the group, which manages various digital platforms. He held this role until he left the group last April. His rich experience in the digital world, especially in combination with the automotive sector, was one of the main reasons he was named Managing Director by the Foundation Council.                                                            Olivier Rihs will start his new, full-time role on 1 February 2019.

Olivier Rihs, the future Managing Director of GIMS, says: "I thank the members of the Foundation Council for their confidence in me, and I look forward to this new challenge. The Motor Show is the largest trade show in Switzerland. It takes place every year, making it an unmissable event for the automotive industry in Europe and around the world. I want to work with the Motor Show and Palexpo teams to cement GIMS' appeal at a time when mobility is radically evolving. Electrification, digitisation, connectivity and new types of use are just a few examples of the major changes taking place within the automotive sector. We want to secure Geneva's role as the best platform for 21st century mobility, for both exhibitors and visitors." Maurice Turrettini, President of the GIMS Foundation Council, says: "We are delighted to have found in Olivier Rihs a real digital expert to take on the role of GIMS Managing Director. He also knows Switzerland's automotive industry and environment in particular like the back of his hand, so he is the best person to expertly guide GIMS towards an ever-more prosperous future."

André Hefti will take on full responsibility for the organisation of the Geneva International Motor Show 2019 and will remain the main point of contact for exhibitors, the general public and media representatives for this event. The Foundation Council would like to thank André Hefti for his unwavering commitment and consummate professionalism over the past eight years as Managing Director of a successful trade show: "We are sorry to see him go, but understand André Hefti's decision to retire after the 2019 Show. We wish him all the best for the future". 

The 89th Geneva International Motor Show will take place on 7-17 March 2019 at Palexpo. It is the only international motor show recognised by OICA (International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers) that takes place every year in Europe and is one of the Top 5 worldwide.



Panel discussions with Academy governors and members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers, industry professionals live-streamed on for LA event

LOS ANGELES, CA – The Academy will present its 4th annual Careers in Film Summit on Saturday, October 6, at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills. The day-long event will provide high school and college students the opportunity to learn about careers in the motion picture industry from Academy governors and members, Oscar®-winning and nominated filmmakers, and other industry professionals. The summit will feature such panelists as director Peyton Reed (“Ant-Man and the Wasp”), producer Nina Jacobson (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Oscar-nominated cinematographer Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”), Oscar-nominated composer Mark Isham (“A River Runs through It”) and singer-songwriter Goapele (“#WhereIsBeauty”). The summit’s five panel discussions also will be live-streamed on

The panelists, whose areas of expertise include directing, composing, sound, editing, cinematography, costume design, and animation, will offer students firsthand knowledge of working in the industry and identify essential skills for their respective careers. Some sessions also will incorporate film clips and Q&As with students.

For the first time, the Academy will present a Careers in Film Summit in Atlanta, on November 3 at the SCADshow theater, in partnership with re:imagine/ATL, Savannah College of Art and Design Atlanta (SCAD), DeKalb Entertainment Commission, African-American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) and Saunders Lockliear Entertainment (SLE).

A London-based Careers in Film Summit is scheduled for November 12 at BFI Southbank, in partnership with Into Film. The Academy also is planning a summit in New York City in April 2019.

Tickets for the Los Angeles event are free, but must be reserved in advance.


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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 9,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, which is under construction in Los Angeles.


For the first time: Over 2,000 exhibitors are on board

Trending: Luxury tenders and chase boats

Düsseldorf is the number 1 destination for watersports

There are still almost 4 months to go until the boot anniversary kicks off in Düsseldorf, but there is already a powerful wind blowing: people from all directions will be attracted to Düsseldorf on the Rhine in January. Around 2,000 exhibitors will be on board from 19 to 27 January for the 50th edition of boot. A gigantic experience world will be set up across 16 halls, in an exhibition space measuring 220,000 square metres, focusing on the theme “Experience 360° Watersports”. Whether you love sailing, driving motor boats, diving, surfing, stand-up paddling or simply relaxing by the water, many ideas on leisure time in, on or around the water will be exhibited boot 2019.

Watersports show and industry event

boot Düsseldorf is the only trade fair in the world that truly represents the diversity of the industry and scene. With manufacturers from over 70 countries throughout the world expected to attend, we are unique in exhibiting such a wide range of product diversity. 1,500 sailing and motor boats have found their trade fair home at boot”, explains boot Director Petros Michelidakis. The visitors of the biggest watersports trade fair in the world are equally diverse: they will follow the trade fair’s call to attend from over 102 different countries. Michelidakis: “This means that boot is not simply a show for regional visitors, rather, it is a recognized international industry event, characterized by its B2B platform. This is how decision makers from large charter companies, for example, use the trade fair: to gain a comprehensive overview of the market, to make direct contact with manufacturers and to make comparisons.” This is on the rise as charters are becoming more and more popular among boot visitors and exhibitors and are a real trend in the industry.

The trend for luxury: Tender and chase boats

When asked about the trends for the upcoming boot, the first word on the Düsseldorf boot crew’s lips is “luxury tender”, or chase boats, which don’t take up space in the garage of the super yacht but rather follow in the wake of the super yacht. They are also used to take trips with friends, such as fishing trips or to find remote hidden beaches. The top providers in this category are Sacs, Wally or Skipper, just to name a few which will be present at boot. Mass manufacturers such as Fairline, Princess, Jeanneau, Hanse and far more will also present their new products in this segment. Many yacht owners strive to meet high style and design standards, and they can fulfil their wishes by procuring a luxury tender that matches their yacht. The boot team has picked up on this passion and has placed all manufacturers of luxury boats and yachts in neighbouring halls: halls 5 (luxury tenders), 6 (luxury yachts and tenders) and 7a (Super Yacht Show). “There’s hardly an inch of space available” proclaims Arne von Heimendahl, the Project Manager.

“Fractional ownership”, an interesting topic that exhibitors first have shown on boot 2018, will continue to take hold in 2019. Fractional ownership means that a yacht is owned by more than one party. You can acquire 1/9, 1/6 or 1/3 of a large yacht and thus sail the oceans for 6 to 18 weeks.

Demand for large sailing yachts and multihull boats

The same applies for the sailing halls, located in halls 15,16 and 17. Almost all of the big shipyards are on board, with boats in all sizes and classes. “The biggest sailing yacht at boot 2018 was the Oyster 745 and we expect that we’ll see a few more yachts from Oyster and Nautor’s Swan yards on this scale at our anniversary”, says Petros Michelidakis. Furthermore, multihull boats, namely catamarans and trimarans, will also be in high demand in 2019. They are also ideal for beginners as the width of these boats makes them more stable.

There are also spectacular newcomers in the sailing sector: The top organizers of the Clipper Race will present their exciting regatta at boot 2019, which takes sailors hungry for adventure across the oceans for 11 months. Here, not only the professionals are allowed to take the wheel: anyone who is a passionate hobby sailor can take part. (

Market leaders appear on the Dive Center - boot celebrates the 100th birthday of the diving film pioneer Hans Hass

Sailing boats and motor yachts remain the core of boot, but in boot 2019 reflects the entire watersports industry. Hall 3, with the Dive Center which was designed for boot 2018 as a pacific diving base, is the Mecca of the diving world. You can find greatest summer diving climate here throughout the nine days of the trade fair, despite the fact that it is held in Central Europe in winter. Leading manufacturers such as Aqualung, Suunto, Cressi, Garmin and Mares will present their latest products, sometimes under authentic underwater conditions, in the diving tower and diving pool. International diving sports associations are available to provide advice and help for everyone, from beginners to experienced divers. 23 January is also dedicated to one of the most important personalities of diving sports and underwater research: On this day, the Wednesday of boot 2019, it would have been Hans Hass’ 100th birthday and the trade fair is dedicating this day to the famous film pioneer. It is organized in cooperation with the Verband Deutscher Sporttaucher (Association of German Skin Divers), the Hans Hass Institute and the Düsseldorf Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum.

boot presents current trend sports

Even at the mature age of 50, boot is still fresh and more cutting-edge than ever. “Our objective is to follow the market closely and transpose the current trends into the trade fair, or even to create new trends ourselves”, states Michelidakis, commenting on the situation. For example, spectacular tow-in windsurfing was exhibited on the 60-metre flatwater pool at boot for the first time in 2018. The gigantic standing wave, THE WAVE, is also a trendsetter. Athletes can surf on its 1.50 m high, 9 m wide wave. The highly demanded places on the wave can be booked in the same manner as last year, on the WAVE website from December on. With its top ranked challenges including international top surfers, THE WAVE is a real audience magnet. 110,000 people watched the action on THE WAVE in 2018.

All on board for marine protection

A special feature of boot Düsseldorf is that it not only provides an important economic impetus for the industry but that it has also been active in supporting projects for protecting our oceans for many years. It has also produced its own features from these, such as the “ocean tribute” Award and the “love your ocean” campaign, which have strong media resonance and thus draw awareness to this highly charged, essentially important topic. The British sailor and marine activist Emily Penn has come on board for boot Düsseldorf, a famous and successful representative. The “love your ocean” stand at the trade fair has also been presenting methods and ideas for marine protection, advising on the quality of water and inviting children to participate and become researchers themselves since 2017. The “ocean tribute” Award was created in 2017 and was awarded for the first time at boot 2018. Projects and initiatives from around the world that are dedicated to marine protection should apply to win the “ocean tribute” Award 2019 on the website now: Our fellow campaigners for this initiative are Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation and the German Ocean Foundation, along with the diving scooter manufacturer Seabob which is our sponsor. Interviews with other prominent environmental and ocean protection activists are currently underway. The firm partnership behind the creation of the “ocean tribute” Award from boot Düsseldorf, between the German Ocean Foundation and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, is based on a longstanding cooperation between the two. Marine and water protection has been a pressing concern at boot for many years.

Book online tickets from September on

boot fans should start planning their trip to Düsseldorf soon. The ticket shop for the trade fair is open for all those who wish to buy tickets online and for attractive travel packages for Düsseldorf from September on. All online tickets are also valid for travel via the VRR (Rhein-Ruhr Transport Association) public transport network. (

The has already obtained 110,000 members

If you are longing for getting back to boot once it is over, simply become a member of the 110,000 people are already members and regularly receive up-to-date information on the trade fair and special member bonuses. Besides reduced ticket prices, club members benefit from amazing offers throughout the whole year. With discounts for screenings held by the Ocean Film Tour, houseboat charters or stylish diving outfits, the membership in the is a great benefit and enrichment for passionate fans of watersports.

boot goes city

In 2019, boot will show its colours in its hometown for the first time, and will demonstrate that it is not a stranger but the focus of attention: we’re proud to be Düsseldorf through and through. The evening before the trade fair will open, there will be a special boot performance on the ice skating rink on Königsallee (operated by the Oscar Bruch company): the rink will be illuminated in the characteristic blue of boot. The shops on Düsseldorf’s famous shopping mile will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of boot by putting up special decorations.

boot in figures:

1,923 exhibitors from 68 countries came on board in 2018 boot is spread over 220,000 square metres over 16 trade fair halls 247,000 visitors came to Düsseldorf from 102 countries Over 2,000 journalists reported live from boot, the biggest watersports trade fair in the world. 110,000 people experienced the surf sensation THE WAVE and 1,500 surfers dared to ride it themselves, experiencing the standing wave at its full 1.50 m height and 9 m breadth.

About boot Düsseldorf:

The boot Düsseldorf trade fair is the largest boat and watersports fair in the world and it is the hotspot where the entire industry meets in January every year. The exhibitors will show their amazing innovations, attractive advanced developments and maritime equipment from 19 to 27 January 2019. That means that the entire market will be here in Düsseldorf and invites visitors to join on an exciting journey through the whole world of watersports in 16 exhibition halls spread across 220,000 square metres for nine days of the trade fair. There’s something for every watersports fan and athlete at boot; the offers run the full range: boats and yachts, motors and motor technology, equipment and accessories, services, canoes/kayaks/rowing, waterskiing, wakeboarding, wakeskating, skimboarding, jet skis, diving, surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, SUP, fishing, maritime art, marinas, watersports centers, beach resorts and charter trips. The trade fair will be open daily from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Tickets will be available to order online at from September on; they can be printed out easily at home and also be used for free travel to and from the venue with the VRR (Rhein-Ruhr Transport Association).