Josep Antoni Llopart has been named as new director of the Barcelona International Boat Show
. Llopart has extensive experience at heading several events at Fira de Barcelona. In addition to the Boat Show, he is director of the pre-owned vehicle show Salón Ocasión, the International Caravaning Show and NiceOne Barcelona, formerly Barcelona Games World. Llopart is very excited about "the challenge of directing one of the flagship events of the fair institution and a European benchmark, at a key moment for the industry". Meanwhile, Jordi Freixas, after 14 years leading the Boat Show, a period in which the event has established itself as a benchmark in the sector, will lead new projects within the trade fair institution.