The 3rd edition Hong Kong Yacht Show wraps up four-day event

Peter Shadbolt

| 23 November 2020

The Hong Kong Yacht Show – organised by the Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Charitable Foundation – wrapped up a four-day event from November 19-22.

Held at the Kai Tak Runway Park Temporary Marina, organisers changed the event format due Covid-19 issues, inviting different yacht owners to participate in the show and exhibit their own yachts.

Organisers said the show aimed at enhancing cooperation with international yacht brands, as well as promote luxury yachting and marine lifestyle, marine tourism, employment and education.

Organisers also announced the Hong Kong International Ocean Economy Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong Superyacht Academy initiatives during the event.

“The establishment of the chamber and academy will help promote future economic development and bring massive job opportunities to society,” the organisers said in a statement. “From a long-term perspective, Hong Kong is well-positioned to become a superyacht centre in Asia.

“The local natural conditions and the acquired cooperation are strong enough to compete with Monaco.”

The aim of creating the bodies is to “encourage change through practical actions”.

“Strengthen member awareness of global maritimes commercial activities through resource sharing and joint discussions, raise awareness of sustainability issues, unite the industry to carry out cross-border action and bring changes to current ocean issues.”


Source: Asia-Pacific Boating

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