Moving in to its seventh year, Yacht & Boat Korea is aiming to grow the event with more local and international exhibitors and more to appeal to visitors, setting the dates for next year’s event: 2 to 5 May 2013.
auspices of new owner, Mr Jin Hoe Kim, President of GNA International,
whose background is the shipping industry, Yacht & Boat Korea is
well positioned to build on the success of previous editions.
Gyeongnam Province has confirmed the dates of
the seventh annual Yacht & Boat Korea and is proud to extend
substantial support to the event as a pivotal factor in developing the
local marine industry and facilitating recreational boating.
Yacht & Boat Korea is situated in
Gyeongnam Province which is in the scenic South close to the Busan –
South Korea’s largest metropolitan centre after the capital, Seoul, and
the country’s largest port city.
The main venue is the
magnificent Changwon Exhibition and Convention Center, with its state of
the art facilities and 7,827m² of exhibition space.
offers a balance of consumer and trade and is strongly supported by the
South Korean recreational and light commercial marine industry. There is
a B2B component, involving networking opportunities, seminars and
forums featuring internationally respected industry proponents.
On show, an array of power and sail
boats, the latest in locally produced and imported electronics, marina
companies and technology, chandlery and fishing gear.
were very pleased with the number of people who visited the event in
2012. Visitor numbers were up on 2011 and good sales and leads reported,
which suggests recreational boating is becoming part of the leisure
activity of South Korea.
The 2012 event hosted 147 exhibitors
attending from Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, China, Sri Lanka, New Zealand,
South Africa, France, Spain, the United States, Italy and Australia.
main theme for Yacht & Boat Korea is 'get on the water',
encouraging adults and children to get hands on experience with water
craft of all sizes, part of the ongoing educational focus of the show.
May is the ideal time for hosting this
increasingly popular fixture on Korea’s burgeoning marine calendar, with
exquisite weather and ideal on-water conditions for those wishing to
sample some of the diverse watercraft on show.
More at www.yachtkorea.or.kr
For enquiries and further information email Sunni Kwak firstname.lastname@example.org or Barry Jenkins email@example.com
(by Jeni Bone
/ www.marinebusiness-world.com )