The International Nautic, Hunting and Fishing Show, a specialized regional fair event dedicated to fans and users of all types of vessels, water sports and diving, hunting and fishing equipment, nautical, camping and outdoor equipment, hosted the visitors on 1 March.

The fair was officially opened by Assistant Minister of Construction, Transport and Infrastructure Mr. Veljko Kovačević.

In his address to guests and visitors to the fair, he reminded that his ministry, together with the Port Authority Agency, the Ministry of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications and the Government of the Republic of Serbia as a whole, is making a great effort to raise nautical tourism as well as the entire passenger transport in Serbia at a significantly higher level, given the great potentials of the Danube, Sava and Tisa.

“Particularly significant results in previous years have been achieved in the field of industry. International passenger ports were opened in Smederevo, Golupac, Donji Milanovac, Kladovo. Already in March works commenced at the international passenger dock in Zemun, which should receive its first passengers over the course of this year. This year, an international passenger port will be built in Ram, which should be a part of Ramska Fortress, and the work is being done in cooperation with Turkey.

“All this meant that in comparison to the very successful 2017 year, we had 20% more arrivals and passengers: over 160,000 tourists visited Serbia, and over 1,150 large cruise liners have approached our shores,” said the Assistant Minister.

“Nautical tourism is,” he said, “together with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, our great joint work. There is also an appropriate legal framework, which is an opportunity for businessmen to invest in marinas and any other kind of offers inherent in nautical tourism. In particular we are negotiating with the AP Vojvodina about the marina network. ”

Mr. Stefan Juil, a young Serbian sailing champion, won the gold medal at the European championship in the “optimist” class in Bulgaria, as well as the first medals at a European championship in the history of Serbian sailing. He thanked the organizers of the fair who supported sailing as a sport, and the Sailing Federation of Serbia and the Ministry of Sports, which helped him achieve this success. He said that he is preparing for the World Cup this year and that he hopes to achieve the result he achieved at European level.

Nautic, Hunting and Fishing Show is held from 1 to 5 March, in Halls 1 and 4 of Belgrade Fair. The current trends and domains of different segments of domestic and regional nautical economy and hunting and fishing activities, from industrial and economic to sports, recreational or tourist, will be presented. In all these areas, more than 100 direct and indirect exhibitors and other participants will participate in specialized fair programs.

As a rule, Nautic, Hunting and Fishing Show consists of a rich program which includes professional lectures, promotions, exhibitions, and a rich literature.