Cannes, on the French Riviera, is to be the venue next year for a new show dedicated to brokerage boats and superyachts. The event is organised by Reed Expositions with the support of French Nautical Industries Federation (FIN).

The International Brokerage Show Cannes will be held in Port Canto from April 19-22, 2012, a few weeks before the annual Cannes Film Festival.

Its organisers say that the show will host around 100 boats from 18m-70m (59ft- 299ft) and hope it will attract up to 15,000 visitors.

“This project has often been brought up to cover the spring period, but has never been held in France or Europe on this scale,” says Jean-Daniel Compain, general manager of the culture & leisure division of Reed Expositions in France.

“This show aims to become the reference in the market and will enable brokers worldwide to prepare the summer season effectively, a period that is probably still the most important in terms of business.”