The Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) is organising a roundtable meeting with key Asian boating industry and public sector representatives during the Singapore Yacht Show. This invitational event, called the Asia Boating Dialogue, will be held on 12 April 2018, from 0900 – 1400 (includes networking lunch).
The objective of the Asia Boating Dialogue is to gather Asian interests in boating together for a discourse on regional boating and discuss what is needed in terms of a regional agenda to encourage boating development. Although different countries are at different stages of the development cycle, we have seen infrastructure development resulting in a marina network growing across south and east Asia.
In some cases, regulation is lagging behind physical development. This Dialogue is a platform for private and public sector representatives to work collectively to make processes in the region more user-friendly. It is a prerequisite to promoting the region as a single cruising destination. Industry players are encouraged to invite and bring along their public sector representatives.
This is the second Asia Boating Dialogue to be hosted by SBIA – the first Dialogue was organised in April 2015 with the support of ICOMIA.
YP Loke, chairman of SBIA, said, “Boating is likely to develop faster with a coordinated regional agenda, rather than a national one. The Asia Boating Dialogue aims to play a catalytic role in bringing the parties together”.
The Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) is the national marine industry association representing Singapore in ICOMIA, the world body for the recreational marine industry. Earlier this year, the Superyacht Singapore Association (SSA) was incorporated into SBIA, unifying the industry under one association. SBIA’s objectives include:
The British Marine Federation (BMF) is the trade association in the UK for the leisure, superyacht and small commercial marine industry. The BMF represent businesses involved in: leisure boats - seagoing and inland, small commercial workboats up to 24m, superyachts, hire fleet and all the equipment and services needed for those craft.
The Asia Pacific Yachting Conference and Asia Boating Forum are held at ONE°15 Marina Club's conference and event facilities.
As the events are co-located with the Singapore Yacht Show delegates have the opportunity to engage in several full days of networking and discussion with both the industry and buyers.