The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association and Verventia Pte Ltd, organizers of Singapore and Thailand Yacht Shows, have joined forces to launch the Hong Kong Yacht Show a new international showcase to Asia’s most mature yachting market. In the opening picture, Kara Yeung (HKCYIA) and Andy Treadwell (Verventia Ltd).
The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association and Verventia Pte Ltd, organizer of Singapore and Thailand Yacht Shows (SYS and TYS), have today confirmed the launch of a new jointly-organized Hong Kong Yacht Show. The event will take place at Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter adjacent to the Kai Tak Runway Park Promenade from November 19-22, and annually thereafter.
An MOU committing to the partnership was signed at a press conference held during SYS 2019 last April, when Ms. Kara Yeung, Chief Executive of HKCYIA, and Andy Treadwell, Verventia CEO, outlined the rationale behind the launch of the show in 2020.
The objective is to promote and develop the yachting industry in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, bringing a positive economic impact on local businesses and the supply chain throughout the Chinese market.
Ms. Yeung said: “Hong Kong has by far one of the biggest potential markets in Asia. We are delighted to bring the Verventia organizing team into this joint venture, as planned last year, because they are experienced Yacht Show organizers who have made a remarkable success of Singapore show over the last seven years. We look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration that will boost the local and global yachting industries, as well as bringing new business, jobs, and prosperity to local service, supply, and hospitality industries.”
Treadwell added: “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 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 will be announced shortly.