Confindustria Nautica (Italian Marine Industry Association) is a non-profit organisation founded in 1967 to promote maritime culture and tourism as well as develop the boating industry, a sector in which Italy plays an international role as a global leader that has consistently demonstrated its ability to grasp the state of the market and respond to its changing needs.
With its headquarters in Genoa and Rome, Confindustria Nautica is a member of Confindustria (the Federation of Italian Industry). It offers assistance, support, information and representation to its members operating across the various sectors of production, sales and services, while also providing consulting services of a technical and regulatory nature.
The Association interacts on a national level with political, social and governmental institutions, maintaining active relations with the Italian ministries for infrastructure, transport, economic development, the environment, economics and finance.At an international level, it plays an active role in ICOMIA (International Council of Marine Industry Associations) and EBI (European Boating Industry) by lobbying the EU institutions, international authorities and major global organisations.
As part of its institutional work in representing the Italian boating industry, the Association gathers and processes data on the sector’s performance and trends in relation to both the domestic and international markets. It also encourages technical and economic development through market reports, research studies, debates and conferences.
The Association’s international communications are supported by an intense marketing campaign that aims to promote Italian products worldwide, focusing on the stylish elegance, advanced technology and cutting-edge innovation that lie at at the heart of the Italian boating industry.
Confindustria Nautica also organises the Genoa International Boat Show, the largest event of its kind in the Mediterranean, and the Satec Convention, a meeting point for member companies, stakeholders and operators in the sector.