Korea’s major boat show KIBS opens in KINTEX

Korea International Boat Show 2019, hosted by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and Gyeonggi Province, grand opened at KINTEX and Gimpo Ara-Marina on May 9.

The 12th Korea International Boat Show (KIBS 2019) which will take place until May 12, is known as one of the Asia’s top three boat shows along with the shows in Dubai and Shanghai. KIBS has been the most valued marine leisure show for the expansion of the base, development of related industry, and export industrialization.

At the KINTEX exhibition hall, 241 marine leisure companies in 1,546 booths related to yacht, boat, kayak, water sports, marine equipment, marine safety, fishing and diving exhibited, and at Gimpo Ara-Marina, the show is offering a variety of marine leisure experiences with approximately 20 yachts and boats.

This year, Korean boat manufacturers have introduced their new products at the MADE IN KOREA booth, the large-scale exhibition area comprising of 500 booths. Much interest has been drawn to DETEC, a Korean boat manufacturer exhibiting in MADE IN KOREA booth, for holding its exports contract ceremony for supplying its aluminum boat to the overseas buyer. The network between them has been created by meeting in KIBS 2018, where they decided to ship the boat right after the show.

The official sponsors for KIBS 2019 are Boat Korea, JMP Corporation and Hyundai Yachts, well-known leaders in their areas in Korea.

These three official sponsors have exhibited by taking up 152 booths, bringing excitement as to what they will showcase at the show.

A variety of other events have also been organized for the general public who are interested in marine leisure and professional users who handle boats. At the indoor exhibition hall of KINTEX, a lecture titled “Choosing the Right Boat for Boat Fishing” is scheduled to be given by Un Jung Choi, a performer of “Let’s Go Boat Phishing”, a professional TV program for boat fishing supported by Gyeonggi Province. And, a “Boat Trailer Driving Challenge” is scheduled to be held for activating a small-sized towing driver’s license, which is essential for boat transportation. Various boat and boat ride experiences are prepared at Gimpo Ara Marina.

In the swimming pool prepared at the exhibition site, exciting programs like transparent canoe riding, fun boat, SUP yoga and pilates, SUP experience, survival swimming demo, and SUP pivot turn competition have been prepared for the visitors to enjoy.

Hosted by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries and Gyeonggi Province and organized by KINTEX, KOTRA, Waterway Plus and Korea Marina Association, Korea International Boat Show 2019 has been chosen as one of the top three boat shows in Asia, displaying various boats for all industries. This year, a section for workboats has been newly prepared to expand its exhibition base.

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