The organisers of the 7th edition of Yacht & Boat Korea have recently announced the 2013 dates of this popular event, set for 2 to 5 May 2013. To attract more visitors, the Show is aiming to grow, hosting more local as well as international exhibitors.
Under the 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 7th 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 center 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.
The show 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.
Organizers 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 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.
Sung-Young Lee President and CEO of Blue Marine, one of Korea’s largest marine importers and dealers, said they were looking forward to next year’s show following pleasing results generated at Yacht & Boat Korea 2012.
From Victoria, Australia, Chris Tucker Marine Design said he exhibited at Yacht & Boat Korea 2012, with the aim of expanding into new markets. “With this goal in mind the show looks to have been very successful with new potential clients coming not only from visitors to the show but also other exhibitors, both Korean and International,” he said.
Next year, the B2B component may include networking opportunities, seminars and forums featuring internationally respected industry proponents.