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Exhibitor Newsletter
Show Updates
We are excited to bring the industry and boaters together again – AND to be celebrating the Show’s 60th Anniversary!

This year's show will be the boating event of the year in Western Canada!

Thank you to all exhibitors that have renewed for 2023. We genuinely appreciate the positive environment we have experienced as our team (including new staff members) transitions from two years of cancelled shows and returning to in-person!

We are managing a high volume of requests and working as fast as possible in all area's of the show's productions. We are so pleased with how the show is looking!

A couple of early reminders:

  • PLANNING & ORDER FORMS: The 2023 VIBS Exhibitor's Kit was recently added to the website. Some of our 2023 planning documents and vendor order forms are just being finalized and will be released as soon as they are available. Some order forms are highlighted below under Quick Links.

  • BOOTH NUMBER: Your patience is truly appreciated as we continue to finalize the space numbers on the floorplan. If you have not been assigned a booth number, you will receive an update shortly. NOTE: If you need to place orders for Show Services from the VIBS official supplier Levy Show Service, you can enter '0' as your booth number and the show staff will co-ordinate with Levy.

  • BOATING BC MEMBERSHIP: Membership in good standing is required to renew contract space for the 2023 Show. If you are not yet a member of Boating BC, please visit: Become A Member.

If you have any questions regarding the Vancouver Boat Show, please contact:
Amanda Henschell | Show Manager

Call For Speakers & Workshop Leaders
The 2023 seminar schedule is currently under development!!

Education continues to be a focus of the show and even more important now with the influx of new boaters on the waterways over the past two years.

Consumers coming to the show place high value on seminars and leave being better informed, educated, inspired and motivated.

If you would like to participate and present at one of the seminar stages in February, or know of a relevant topic or good speaker, please contact:

Cynthia Hare | Seminar Manager
chare@canadianboatshows.com | 905-951-4054 
Granville Island In-Water Exhibitors
We have received the majority of the Boats To Be Exhibited In-Water forms from in-water exhibitors and are about ready to start the boat placement and dock layout.

If you haven't yet submitted your list of boats for the in-water show, please do so as soon as possible. That way we can ensure the amount of dock space you require is factored into the overall plan.

We realize that things may change, but we will be able to continue with the preliminary planning.

Please download, complete and email forms to:
Amanda Henschell | Show Manager

Exhibitor & Working Dealer Insurance Required
Insurance Information

A reminder that the 2023 exhibitor spaces include $2 million commercial general liability coverage at the show (does not include property and product). It also includes the appropriate additional insureds added, provided by ExhibitorInsurance.com.

The amount of $159 for the coverage is included in your space cost.

Exhibitors that have their own insurance, AND provide their certificate that meets the show & venue’s requirements (including additional insureds) by January 9, 2023, will receive a refund from Canadian Boat Shows of $159 following the show.

For exhibitors that have their own insurance: Ensure certificates meet the criteria outlined below and upload via the link to a portal managed by Exhibitorinsurance.com, the official 2023 insurance supplier. Certificates will be collected through the portal, reviewed and exhibitors will be contacted via email if there are any changes to be made.

Insurance certificate criteria: All exhibitors and contractors are required to carry commercial general liability insurance of not less than $2 million, covering move in/out and show dates (January 28, 2023 - February 7, 2023) and the policy must include following additional insureds: Vancouver International Boat Show, Boating BC Association, Canadian Boat Shows Inc., BC Place, B.C. Pavilion Corporation, Maritime Market and Marina Ltd., Warrington PCI Management, Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation are added as additional insureds to the Commercial General Liability policy but only with respect to liability arising out of the operations of the Named Insured.

CLICK HERE: To submit your certificate of insurance
CLICK HERE: To view a sample certificate of insurance.

Insurance questions please contact info@exhibitorinsurance.com
Sponsorship & Branding Opportunities
Use strategic branding, sponsorship and promotional opportunities to maximize exposure of your business to boat show attendees and exhibitors.

To discuss customizing a sponsorship package based on your marketing objectives and budget contact:
Judy Richardson 905-476-9685 or jrmedia@rogers.com

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Thanks for celebrating our 60th anniversary with us!