The ninth Qingdao Boat Show will be held at the Qingdao Olympic Sailing center from May 27th to 29th, stated sources within the Qingdao Sub-council of the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, the organizer of the event.
According to Wang Xiankai, an official of the organizing committee, the show is to cover 20,000 square meters, combining both on-land yacht equipment show and aquatic sailing practices.
As a professional show, it will exhibit boat and technical equipment, aquatic sports facilities and equipment, aquatic sports and recreational facilities and equipment, yacht dock equipment and supporting facilities, as well as clubs and service organizations.
Other events will also be held during the period, including a special promotion for world class yachts, business conferences on boat technology, a purchasing ceremony for boats, yacht club management symposiums between China and other countries, a conference on Chinese travel boats, a boat designing competition, a boat industry recruitment fair and trial sailing sessions for visitors.
Shows held during the past years have attracted a great deal of attention from manufacturers and merchants as well as aquatic sports and leisure equipment producers from all over the world.
Last year alone the show attracted more than 126 companies from 18 countries, with a total of more than 300 boats on show. It has drawn a lot of world attention to the potential of Qingdao’s aquatic industries and the post-Olympic economy.