in association with ICOMIA
7-8 April 2017
Asian markets are still at varying stages of development. Each country has its own boating regulations and practices, sometimes based on its own actual requirements, but often based on outdated policies or insufficient awareness of the benefits the industry can bring. In spite of this, there is much commonality, and many lessons to be learnt and shared. For boating to grow regionally, all countries have to level up and develop best practice.
The Asia Boating Forum (ABF) is a platform for just that – getting the foundation and policy framework right for growing the boating industry.
A strategic meeting of industry professionals and regional authorities, the Asia Boating Forum gathers a select group to share insights on the issues and challenges in the development and sustainability of the boating business in Asia. Presentations and discussions include overviews of the Asia boating market, country profiles, industry updates and discussions on the four fundamentals of the Business of Boating, Infrastructure & Services, Leisure Marine Policy Framework, Financial Structures and Solutions.
"Asia has a number of countries offering vast coastlines, however there is little or no marine industry infrastructure in many of these countries – and in some cases, hostile administrative environments. With tourism putting boating activities on government economic plans in many of these countries we are sure there is potential for them to become future growth markets for our industry”.- Udo Kleinitz - Secretary General, ICOMIA
ABF 2017 is once again held in association with the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), the international trade association representing the global marine industry since 1966. ICOMIA membership extends to China, India, Singapore, Japan and Korea. In 2015, the ICOMIA Asian Dialogue was initiated to extend its engagement in this dynamic region. This initiative seeks to identify and understand obstacles to growth in the region, interact with national and local authorities and create recommendations on how to develop a leisure boating friendly environment in South East Asia.
The ABF 2017 programme will include overviews of the Asian boating market including country profiles, statistics and industry updates as well as panel and audience discussion on policy development and environmental practices in the Asian marine industry.
In addition, ICOMIA will provide an update on its ‘Asia Project’, an initiative to identify and understand obstacles to growth in Asia, in order to create recommendations on how to develop a friendly leisure boating environment in the region.
The programme has been developed to explore emerging Asian industries with the aim of developing strategies to create an environment where appropriate infrastructure, regulations that promote boating and significant economic development can take place.
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Contribute as Speaker or Panelist at the Asia Boating Forum 2017
Sessions will comprise of moderated panel discussions and presentations. Please register here your interest with details.
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