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Is it likely that Beneteau'x online advertising manager be at a German boat show?  He's probably back in France, online.  Sales guys go to boat shows.  Asking different questions might get you better answers.  The sales guys may have some influence on the online manager and might be worth talking to - so long as they work for Beneteau and not just their German distributor. The "gatekeepers" 20 steps up are likely German temps hired by BOOT and assigned to Beneteau.  They probably know nothing about boats and get  minimal instruction,, though they may be pleased if they get to keep the outfits they wear at the show.  Suggestion:  get out more & bring data for when you do come across the right person.

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1 hour ago, PaulK said:

Is it likely that Beneteau'x online advertising manager be at a German boat show?  He's probably back in France, online.  Sales guys go to boat shows.  Asking different questions might get you better answers.  The sales guys may have some influence on the online manager and might be worth talking to - so long as they work for Beneteau and not just their German distributor. The "gatekeepers" 20 steps up are likely German temps hired by BOOT and assigned to Beneteau.  They probably know nothing about boats and get  minimal instruction,, though they may be pleased if they get to keep the outfits they wear at the show.  Suggestion:  get out more & bring data for when you do come across the right person.

Actually is you go to the BOOT on trade day you can crawl around boats,  talk to builders, designers and get as many contacts as you like 

during the show the place is flooded with keel kickers ,  salesman and crowd control employees who dont know much about boats.

events like the METS are better  if you need technical answers or a view into the future 

https://www.metstrade.com/

 

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6 hours ago, PaulK said:

Is it likely that Beneteau'x online advertising manager be at a German boat show?  He's probably back in France, online.  Sales guys go to boat shows.  Asking different questions might get you better answers.  The sales guys may have some influence on the online manager and might be worth talking to - so long as they work for Beneteau and not just their German distributor. The "gatekeepers" 20 steps up are likely German temps hired by BOOT and assigned to Beneteau.  They probably know nothing about boats and get  minimal instruction,, though they may be pleased if they get to keep the outfits they wear at the show.  Suggestion:  get out more & bring data for when you do come across the right person.

In Bavaria world we actually encouraged interaction with anyone and everyone.... and on the Italia stand you didn't have to be too special to be handed a plate of pasta and a glass of wine! Scot will tell you that the little Italia 9.98 is a smoking hot bit of gear. 

Having worked with both Beneteau and Bavaria over the last decade, I can tell you that Bavaria has a much more approachable policy and that maybe why they sold in excess of 200 boats at Boot.

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There is at least one bar in every hall. Perhaps need to get there sober?

And, as mentioned above, the famous Gulashkanone out in the space between the halls is the best spot for beer and a quick, tasty lunch, so long as your bollocks don't freeze off.

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