Hong Kong Yacht Show Slated For Nov 2020

Andy Treadwell and team to organise annual HKYS event

author icon By Anna | 25 March 2020

Singapore and Thailand Yacht Show organiser Andy Treadwell is joining forces with the Hong Kong Cruise & Yacht Industry Association through his company, Verventia Pte Ltd, to launch the Hong Kong Yacht Show from Nov 19 to 22 at the Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter beside the former airport at Kai Tak in eastern Kowloon on Victoria Harbour. 

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Set to be held annually, the idea for the event was initiated during the Singapore Yacht Show in April 2019, where HKCYIA Chief Executive Kara Yeung and Treadwell signed a memorandum of understanding.

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HKCYIA Chief Executive Kara Yeung with Andy Treadwell.                           Photo: Verventia Ltd

“What Kara has achieved in the last couple of years to get this project off the ground is fantastic,” says Treadwell. “Neither we nor our fellow industry practitioners could have done this without the HKCYIA. We can, however, bring in international players, and we know how to promote the show to potential buyers, so in that sense it’s a perfect partnership that we hope to develop steadily over the next few years.”

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The aim of the show is to promote and develop the yachting industry in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area, and it is expected to have a positive economic impact throughout the superyacht market within China, along with raising international interest and awareness.

“Hong Kong has by far one of the biggest potential markets in Asia, and we look forward to a long and fruitful collaboration with Verventia which will boost the local and global yachting industries, as well as bringing new business, jobs and prosperity to local service, supply and hospitality industries,” Yeung says.

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Princess Yachts Greater China presented the Princess Y85 yacht at the HKICYA event in November last year. 

“We can bring in international players, and we know how to promote the show to potential buyers, so in that sense it’s a perfect partnership that we hope to develop steadily over the next few years,” says Treadwell. 

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Andy Treadwell, Kara Yeung (HKCYIA) and Benjamin Wong of Invest HK.       Photo: Verventia Ltd 

HKYS and the HKCYIA festival will be launched officially at an event for the Hong Kong yacht industry in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, provisionally on 23 April 2020.

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