New partner for show

The Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association and Verventia Pte Ltd, organiser of the Singapore and Thailand Yacht Shows, have joined forces to launch the Hong Kong Yacht Show,  bringing a new international showcase to Asia’s most mature yachting market.

The jointly-organised Hong Kong Yacht Show at the International Cruise and Yachting Festival (Hong Kong) 2020 which will take place at the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter adjacent to the Kai Tak Runway Park Promenade from the 19th to the 22nd of November, and annually thereafter.

A memorandum of understanding committing to the partnership was signed at a press conference held during the Singapore show last April, when Kara Yeung, chief executive of HKCYIA, and Andy Treadwell, Verventia CEO, outlined the rationale behind the launch of the show in 2020.

The organisers’ objective is to promote and develop the yachting industry in Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (the Greater Bay Area). By common consent, this will bring prosperity and positive economic impact to local businesses and the supply chain throughout the China market, as well as positive international PR, inward investment, maritime education and protection of the oceans to support the Hong Kong yacht industry, together with the creation of employment.

Yeung pointed out: “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 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.”

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 the 23rd of April – details to be announced shortly. Enquiries about participating in the new HKYS should be addressed to

About Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association ( )
Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA), is a non-profit organization of cruise and yacht industry practitioners working together as a united force to promote the long-term development of the Hong Kong cruise and yacht industry. HKCYIA is established to maintain the interests of the industry; strive to foster co-operation between local and global cruise and yacht communities; provide up-to-date information and assist in enhancing competitiveness of local communities in the global market through training and education.

About Verventia Pte Ltd ( )
Verventia is a business catalyst, introducing suppliers and distributors, as well as global audiences to new lifestyle products and services. The company’s portfolio of events and extensive connections facilitates the integration of networks to stimulate business development. The dedicated efforts of its experienced team of professionals and partners, well-versed in the implementation of successful event and project management, enable them to deliver with the style, class and discretion required of the buyers and sellers we bring together in unique venues around the world. Verventia’s current portfolio comprises the Singapore Yacht Show, the Thailand Yacht Show, the Asia Pacific Superyacht Conference, the Asia Boating Forum and the Thailand Yachting Forum.

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