This November will see the debut of the first Hong Kong Yacht Show, organised by the Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA) and Verventia Pte Ltd and taking place at the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter between November 19 - 22, 2020.Set to be an annual occurrence, the idea for the event was initiated during the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2019, where Kara Yeung and Andy Treadwell, Chief Executives of HKCYIA and Verventia respectively, signed a memorandum of understanding.
Treadwell commented: “What Kara has achieved in the last couple of years to get this project off the ground is fantastic. Neither we nor our fellow industry practitioners could have done this without the HKCYIA. We can, however, bring in international players, and we know how to promote the show to potential buyers, so in that sense it’s a perfect partnership that we hope to develop steadily over the next few years.”
The Hong Kong Yacht Show aims to promote and develop the yachting industry in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area and is expected to bring in a positive economic impact throughout superyacht market within China along with international interest and awareness of the same.Photo: Maarten JanssenYeung says: “Hong Kong has by far one of the biggest potential markets in Asia. We are delighted to bring the Verventia organising team into this joint venture, as planned last year, because they are experienced Yacht Show organisers who have made a remarkable success of the Singapore show over the last seven years. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration which will boost the local and global yachting industries, as well as bringing new business, jobs and prosperity to local service, supply and hospitality industries.”
The official launch announcement of the Hong Kong Yacht Show is provisionally scheduled for April 23, 2020 at an event for the Hong Kong Yacht Industry which will be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
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