Angler’s Hospitality Lounge Offers Enhanced Boat Show Experience at Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. From Friday, November 2 to Sunday, November 4 during the 59th annual Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, the SMG-managed Greater Fort Lauderdale / Broward County Convention Center will offer boat show attendees an enhanced guest experience with the Angler’s Hospitality Lounge, an exclusive luxury suite featuring first-class amenities and service.
“The Convention Center is one of the show’s most well-attended sites, featuring thousands of boats and products on display throughout the building,” said SMG’s Mark Gatley, general manager of the Convention Center. “With the Angler’s Hospitality Lounge, we’re adding another layer to the Convention Center’s many offerings, providing guests and exhibitors with the perfect place to relax with friends or entertain clients in comfort and style.”
The Angler’s Hospitality Lounge features a Key West-inspired tapas menu of fresh seafood, salads, sliders, desserts and cocktails in a private suite setting, giving guests an air-conditioned birds-eye view of the show.
Tickets to access the Angler’s Hospitality Lounge are available as an add-on to a general admission ticket. Each Angler’s Lounge pass includes two complimentary drink tickets, food offerings, beverage tastings, a premium cash bar and comfortable indoor seating overlooking the boat show. Angler’s Lounge tickets are $65 each per day and are available for purchase online at
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About The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Owned by the Marine Industries Association of South Florida (MIASF) and produced by Informa, the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS) is recognized as the largest in-water boat show in the world. FLIBS spans more than 3 million square-feet of exhibit space across seven waterfront locations that are connected by an intricate network of water and ground transportation services. The five-day show attracts approximately 110,000 attendees and 1,200 exhibitors representing 52 countries with more than 1,500 boats on display each November. For more information, visit
About SMG
Founded in 1977, SMG provides management services to 243 public assembly facilities including convention and exhibition centers, arenas, stadiums, theaters, performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, science centers and a variety of other venues. With facilities across the globe, SMG manages more than 19 million square feet of exhibition space and more than 1.5 million sports and entertainment seats.
As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services for such landmark facilities as McCormick Place & Soldier Field in Chicago, Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco, Houston’s NRG Park and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering companies, currently serving more than 140 accounts worldwide.
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