Asia Boating Dialogue 2020 to Be Held as Webinar Series

The Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) and the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association (HKBIA) will host The Asia Boating Dialogue as two, 120-minute webinar sessions this year.

author icon By Guest Writer | 18 August 2020

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By Sabrina Lerskiatiphanich

The Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) and the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association (HKBIA) will host The Asia Boating Dialogue as two, 120-minute webinar sessions this year. The first session will be on September 22, 2020 (08:00 UTC+8) featuring South and Southeast Asian countries, including India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

The second session will be held on September 29, 2020 (08:00 UTC+8), and will feature East and Northeast Asian territories, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Attendees can register for free for the sessions; the event has been invitation-only since its founding in 2015.

The forums will feature country updates and a round table discussion. Viewers who are registered will be able to submit questions for the discussion.

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SBIA chair YP Loke comments, “running the Dialogue as a webinar enables us to reach a wider audience than in previous events. It will engage a new audience who would not normally travel abroad to a boat show. We need to start a conversation about boating in Asia, join the dots between countries and build a shared community with the same goals and aspirations for boating in Asia.”

Lawrence Chow, HKBIA Chair and Executive Committee member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA), which supports the Asia Boating Dialogue, said: “In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Asia Boating Dialogue provides the perfect platform for regional industry leaders to share the current difficulties they are facing and provide ideas for how the industry in Asia can adapt to the post Covid-19 era. It also opens up the opportunity to identify and understand the typical obstacles for growth in Asia. Through discussions, we will get a better insight for the current state of the industry and set the blueprint for recovery in Asia.”

Parties interested in attending the Asia Boating Dialogue 2020 should register by emailing events@singaporeboating.org with their listing name, company, contact number and email.

Hong Kong Boating Industry Association: http://hongkongbia.com/

Singapore Boating Industry Association: http://singaporeboating.org/