Palma.—The show which is due to be held in early May 2014 is expected to grow by 15 percent thanks to the expansion of the port and the redistribution of the moorings, which will now have space for larger vessels.

This year's show helped cement the Palma show's reputation as the main national nautical event in Spain and the third in Europe, not only for the quality of the event, but because it is much cheaper to rent a stand than in other cities. On average businesses who took part in the event paid between 100 and 110% less compared to other similar nautical shows. The reason for this, Lourdes Cardone, Business and Trade department general director said, is the fact that the show is not a private event but more of a collaboration between the public and private sectors. “This show has been a success because it gets everyone involved. Not only the large companies but all local businesses associated with the nautical trade. It energises the nautical industry as a whole and not just private investors.” Organisers are now planning some new changes for the forthcoming event mainly on the promotional side of things. This year's event had 136 stands, 320 businesses were involved and 42 super yachts were present, but the prediction will increase significantly next year.

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