Cannes Yachting Festival to go on

CANNES, France—The Cannes Yachting Festival, one of Europe’s largest in-water shows, will go on as planned Sept. 8-13. Organizers announced the 43rd iteration of the festival will take place this fall.

“Although the offices have been closed since the confinement period, thanks to the new tools deployed internationally by the Reed Exhibitions Group, the team has taken care to adapt its organization to ensure that the preparation of this 43rd edition can continue smoothly. All staff, based in France and abroad, remain mobilized and are working remotely with commitment and enthusiasm to ensure the success of the next yachting festival,” festival organizers said in a released statement.

Founded in 1977, the Cannes Boat Show takes place every September and showcases almost 600 boats, including motor yachts, superyachts, catamarans, tenders and sailing yachts.

The in-water show in the Bay of Cannes takes place in two of the city’s ports, the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto.

“Our action is also guided by full compliance with the health measures recommended to restrict the spread of the coronavirus. Reed Expositions France is also participating actively in the work carried out by UNIMEV, the professional federation of the events industry, to draw up protective measures for trade fairs that will be submitted to the French government,” organizers said in a released statement.

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