The Korea International Boat Show, launched in 2008, will celebrate its third successful year from June 9 to 13, 2010. While Korea is renowned for its world-leading automotive, shipbuilding and IT industries, the marine leisure industry was overlooked prior to the year 2008.
It was in 2008 that the Korea International Boat Show initiated the building of new marinas, such as marine industrial complexes, related parts manufacturing, service industries associated with marine leisure activities and revitalized small shipbuilding. The 2009 Korea International Boat Show took place with the participation of 467 marine leisure related companies from 33 countries.
This year will mark another successful year both for the Korea International Boat Show and its host, Gyeonggi-do (Gyeonggi Province). The event for 2010 will focus on exploring both home and overseas marine leisure markets by highlighting the strengths and professional aspects of the event.
Gyeonggi-do is currently seeking to win international exhibition certification through an authorized certification agency run by the local government. It is further hoping to solidify the image of the Gyeonggi International Boat Show by becoming a certified member of the International Federation of Boat Show Organizers, an organization responsible for operations of international boat shows around the world.
The previous Korea International Boat Show was held concurrently with the World Match Racing Tour - Korea Match Cup and featured various exciting events. The 2010 Korea International Boat Show aims to be a more business-oriented exhibition by establishing separate venues for exhibits and events. There will also be reinforced match-making services to accommodate both participating buyers and companies.
- Date: June 9 to 13, 2010
- Venue: Jeongok Marina, Hwaseong City & Tando Port, Ansan City, Gyeonggi Province, Republic of Korea
- Exhibition Size : Net space 9,400 square meters
- Sponsors : Gyeonggi Province, Hwaseong City, Ansan City
- Held Concurrently : World Match Racing Tour - Korea Match Cup
- Website: 2010 Korea International Boat Show Information