Hong Kong Yacht Show 2020
The Hong Kong Yacht Show will be held in November, 2020 and is being jointly organised by The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association and Verventia Pte Ltd, organisers of Singapore and Thailand Yacht Shows.
The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) and Verventia Pte Ltd, organiser of Singapore and Thailand Yacht Shows (SYS and TYS), have confirmed the launch of a new jointly-organised Hong Kong Yacht Show at the International Cruise and Yachting Festival (Hong Kong) 2020. It will take place at Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter adjacent to the Kai Tak Runway Park Promenade from November 19-22, and annually thereafter.
The organisers’ objective is to promote and develop the yachting industry in Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the Greater Bay Area), as this will bring prosperity and positive economic impact to local businesses and the supply chains throughout the China market. Hong Kong is a well-established boating hub in Asia, and the addition of an international yacht show will bring positive international PR, inward investment, maritime education and sustained growth for the local boating industry.
Andy Treadwell, CEO of Verventia Pte Ltd, believes this new show will form ‘the golden triangle of boating events’ for the Asian region. “This year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Singapore Yacht Show was postponed from its traditional date in April. We have now rescheduled our 10th Anniversary show to October 15-18, 2020, but next year will it will be back in its usual time slot, with the Thailand Yacht Show (January), Singapore Yacht Show (April) and Hong Kong Yacht Show (November)."
Treadwell explains, “ it’s our team's experience in working with the international players, and our know-how on how to promote the show to potential buyers that will make all the difference. In a sense it’s a perfect partnership which we hope will develop steadily over the next few years.”
Kara Yeung, Chief Executive of HKCYIA, says “Hong Kong has by far one of the biggest potential yacht markets in Asia. We are delighted to be working with the Verventia organising team in this joint venture, as they are experienced show organisers who have made a remarkable success of the SYS over the last seven years.”
The Yacht Show and the festival will officially be launched at a special event for the Hong Kong Yacht Industry at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, provisionally to be held on April 23 - details to be announced shortly.
www.singaporeyachtshow.com and www.hkcyia.org