Exhibitors and Sponsors

Why Exhibit in the Metro Boat Show? Click here to find out!

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Portal includes: invoices, making payments, MBIA Forms

Contact: Bethany Sly, Director of Exhibitor Sales – bsly@mbia.org or 734.261.0123 ext. 2

Exhibitor Party

Gather with other exhibitors and show staff for a fun kick-off of the 9th annual Metro Boat Show!
WHEN: Thurs., Sept. 13 (opening day)
WHERE: Tiki Bar
This is a private party, and attendees are required to show their exhibitor badge to receive food and drink tickets. There will be a live band, Caribbean Blue Duo providing music and entertainment for the party. We hope to see you there!


Hampton Inn Detroit/Roseville, 33680 Gratiot Ave., Clinton Township, MI 48035
Phone: (586) 792-1500   Web: https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=DTTRVHX&spec_plan=CHHMBI&arrival=20180910&departure=20180916&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Special Exhibitor Rate: $99 Single or Double, this rate includes free continental breakfast. 

Make reservations:

You can make reservations in a variety of ways:

1 – Click on the website https://secure3.hilton.com/en_US/hp/reservation/book.htm?inputModule=HOTEL&ctyhocn=DTTRVHX&spec_plan=CHHMBI&arrival=20180910&departure=20180916&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,EN,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECThttp://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/D/DTTRVHX-MBI-20170911/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

2 – Call the hotel direct (586) 792-1500 and ask for the “Michigan Boating Industries Association” (group code MBI)

Hotel offers Onsite Business Center, Indoor Pool, and on-site fitness center, Wireless High Speed Internet Access in all guestrooms and public areas, and is minutes from Lake St. Clair Metropark (via I-94)



Online Promotional Materials

Take advantage of the online tools available to exhibitors. Follow the simple step-by-step instructions to download and incorporate banners into your Eblasts, newsletters, websites or any other promotional materials.

Click HERE for online promotional materials.


Why Exhibit at the Metro Boat Show?

Celebrating its 7th year as southeast Michigan’s only fall in-water boat show, the Metro Boat Show continues to grow! We’re expanding the show this year into the north Shore Marina due to demand from exhibitors to bring more boats! Hundreds of exhibitors and hundreds of boats on display on-land and in-water along with other outdoor related equipment, gear and accessories.

The Festival features boats from 10 to 60 ft. in length including cruisers, center console fishing boats, runabouts, yachts, pontoon boats, sailboats, personal watercraft, aluminum fishing boats, and more. Marinas, dockage, canvas, electronics, and other boating related exhibits are featured as well.

More than 10,000 people in 4 days. Waterfront living exhibits, fishing features, ATVs, SUPs, Kayaks and other outdoor exhibits make this boat show an exciting marketplace for thousands of outdoor minded people from surrounding counties and Canada. Macomb, Wayne and Oakland counties have the highest number of boats per capita in Michigan with more than 200,000 registered boats on file.

Powerful advertising, PR and Social Media campaigns assure this show is highly promoted and to the right demographic.

The right demographics! Nearly 50% of attendees to this show have household incomes over $100,000. 43% are in the prime market age of 35 – 54 years old. 56% of the attendees own a boat and 61% of the attendees plan to purchase a boat.

Special promotions bring in the boating crowds and families looking to discover the boating lifestyle. Metropark amenities, food, attractions, live music, tiki bar, kids activities and so much more make this event a must attend every year and keeps customers at the show longer.

This boat show is one of three boat shows produced by the MBIA with more than 59 years of professional boat show production experience.

Participating in boat shows is a proven method for marketing your business and selling your products and services. It’s the only advertising medium that lets consumers see, feel, touch, try, and experience while making their decision to buy. Nothing rivals the power of face-to-face interaction and the actual feeling you get when you climb aboard! So climb aboard and reserve your space today!

For questions on space availability contact Bethany Sly at the MBIA – 734.261.0123 ext. 2 or bsly@mbia.org

For information on Sponsoring the Metro Boat Show – Contact Amanda Wendecker at 734.261.0123, ext. 3 or awendecker@mbia.org

Click here for Sponsor Information