Taiwan to hold first international boat show in 2014 (3 July 2012)

The five-day event will be held in the southern city of Kaohsiung
Taiwan is to host its first international boat show in 2014 at the new Kaohsiung Exhibition Center in southern Taiwan.
Organised by Taiwan’s Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), Kaohsiung City government and the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the 1st Taiwan International Boat Show is expected to attract around 250 local and international exhibitors.
Construction of the new Kaohsiung Exhibition Center is currently underway and is due for completion by the end of 2013. When finished, the centre will boast a column-free 27m (89ft)-high ceiling for the display of large boats and yachts.
Display areas will also be dedicated to equipment and accessories, repair and maintenance services, watersports/recreation and water tourism. Around 3,600m2 of on-water space will be available for boats in Kaohsiung marina.
“In 2011, the Taiwanese yacht industry ranked No 7 among the world’s top order receivers for megayachts measuring 80ft or longer in length — and also No 1 in Asia — which is a sign of its immense global competitiveness in terms of both craftsmanship and production cost,” Kaohsiung City mayor Chu Chen told IBI. “Yacht manufacturing, therefore, is a sector worth developing in Taiwan on a sustained basis.»
Chen said that Kaohsiung accounts for 19 of the country’s 35 yacht manufacturers and 80 per cent of the industry output, with 90 per cent of the finished yachts exported via Kaohsiung Harbour. (IBIPlus, 3 July 2012)



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