Special Events


Miami International Boat Show – FEBRUARY 2002

The Miami International Boat Show, the world's largest consumer marine exhibitions, will celebrate its 61st anniversary when it opens its doors Feb. 14, 2002, for a six-day run at the Miami Beach Convention Center and Sealine Marina and Yachting Center.

Known as the marine industry's premier consumer event, the Miami International Boat Show will bring together the latest powerboats, engines, electronics and accessories from 2,300 exhibitors on more than 2.5 million square feet of exhibition space.

“The Miami International Boat Show has grown into the `granddaddy' of all consumer boat shows. Boating enthusiasts from around the world come to Miami each February knowing they can get the best buys on the newest products.

Winter Music Conference– MARCH 2002

In March 2002, more than 6,500 music industry professionals and enthusiasts from around the world converged in Miami Beach for the 17th Annual Winter Music Conference. WMC is credited as the most important date on the dance music calendar where every aspect of the industry worldwide comes together. During the course of the five-day conference week, relationships are forged, deals struck and some of the biggest records of the year debut. Representatives from 51 countries were in attendance this year including executives from major and independent record labels, publishers, promoters, managers, agents, artists, DJs, remixers, producers, radio and video programmers, retailers, internet companies, as well as equipment hardware and software manufacturers. More than 500 print and electronic journalists covered WMC 2001.

The exposure WMC provides is invaluable for performing artists and DJs. A who's who billing of legendary international artists and DJs will perform during five non-stop nights of showcasing at more than 38 venues throughout South Beach. Unsigned artists, producers and DJs have an ideal platform to showcase their talents at WMC's New Artist Showcases, Demo Listening Workshops and DJ Spin-Off. These are must see events for A&R reps searching for their next success story.

Acura SORC Boat RaceNovember 2001 & March 6-10, 2002

The Acura Southern Ocean Racing Conference (SORC) regatta, Florida's winter ocean racing classic, will celebrate its 62nd anniversary in March 2002.Acura is returning to Miami as the title sponsor for the third year. The series will be raced off Miami Beach in late February/early March – dates are still yet to be determined. The SORC was founded in the late 1930's by a conference of Florida yacht clubs and a Bahamian club. As originally conceived, the SORC was a mix of long-distance overnight races plus local day racing. The series spread out over a six-week season that started in St Petersburg and took in Miami and Fort Lauderdale before finishing in Nassau. Today, the emphasis is on multiple day races, and prize giving social events every evening, to fit modern lifestyles. Race management is provided by volunteers from the Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, the Coral Reef Yacht Club and the Miami Yacht Club from Miami. Also, the Lauderdale Yacht Club and the Nassau Yacht Club. Additional features also include the sailing industry village organized by the event's media partner, Sailing World magazine, the country's leading performance sailing magazine. Gear and equipment manufacturers will show their wares in a series of individual booths fringing the regatta site.

Organizers anticipate the growing emphasis on one-design classes to continue, with entries expected from Corel 45, Farr 40, 1D35, J/105, Hobie 33, Henderson 30, Mumm 30, and Melges 24 classes. The event will provide a one-design class start to five or more boats of the same class. There will also be racing for handicap classes including IMS, PHRF, MORC and Multihulls.

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