Specializing in event production, Show Management was founded in 1976 and has produced the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. The company, which is now owned by London-based company Informa, produces five boat shows each year: The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, The Miami Yacht Show, and the Palm Beach Boat Show, three of the World's largest in-water boat shows, and the St. Petersburg Boat Show and Suncoast Boat Show in Sarasota, two of the Gulf Coast's largest in-water boat shows.
The Show Management Convention Services division offers a full line of decorating and material handling services for consumer and trade show exhibits, including customized floor plans, booth furnishings, storage and shipping. The Show Management Concessions division manages event food, beverage, and live entertainment services.
The Award-winning catering group Proof of the Pudding manages the concessions of Informa U.S. Boat Shows including for five major events in Florida: The Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show (FLIBS), the St. Petersburg Boat Show, the Miami Yacht Show, the Palm Beach International Boat Show, and the Suncoast Boat Show.
Finally, the Show Management Electric division services all the events' electrical requirements.
In addition to the boat shows, Show Management, an informa business, has produced other special events like the 99.9 KISS Country Chili Cookoff each year at CB Smith Park in Pembroke Pines, FL, and has an active role in the production of SunFest, an annual outside music festival in Downtown West Palm Beach.
The five boat shows under the Informa U.S. Boat Shows portfolio are members of the following organizations: