Korea Marine Leisure Industry Towards the Global Market Challenge… ‘Gyeonggi International Boat Show’ was held successfully

The 11th 2018 Gyeonggi International Boat Show, co-hosted by the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Gyeonggi Province, was held today at Kintex in Ilsan and Kimpo Ara Marina.

The 2018 Gyeonggi International Boat Show, which celebrates its 11th anniversary this year, is an exhibition of marine leisure and marina industry, which is called ‘Three Big Boat Shows in Asia’ with Shanghai and Dubai in terms of size and quality. Is held every year in May.


In this show, 270 marine leisure companies including yacht, boat, canoe, kayak, water sports, marine parts, safety, marina, fishing, and diving are participating in the main exhibition hall Ilsan Kintex The exhibition booths at the festival booths, and Kimpo Ara Marina, a maritime exhibit, provide a variety of marine leisure experiences including 20 boats and boat exhibits and boat ride experience.

KINTEX, the main venue of the event, will hold a variety of events including marine leisure activities such as canoeing, kayaking, and fun boats, along with B2B programs such as professional conferences, Produced using exhibitors’ products • We will meet visitors with various experience programs such as Choi Jung-jung’s boat fishing lecture of “Let’s Go Boat Phishing” on air TV program, demonstration of water pilates using paddle board, and marlin show fashion show.

The Gyeonggi International Boat Show Export Fair is visited by 126 companies from 20 countries, the largest of them. Among them, John Thommen, CEO of Ocean Marketing, North America’s largest marine leisure goods distributor, has 40 years of history and major buyers in Europe and Southeast Asia It is expected that after the early registration in March, there will be heated export consultation with domestic manufacturers.

The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries awarded the Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister’s Prize as the Grand Prize winner of the “Gyeonggi International Boat Show Product of the Year” from this year, contributing to the morale of domestic manufacturers, Policy debate and ‘marine leisure job fair’ to prepare various events to solve the pending issues of the industry.

During the booth, there will also be various contests for visitors. In the four-day sweepstakes, a total of 26 million won worth of fishing boats, fishing equipment, and marina passes were prepared.

“The Gyeonggi International Boat Show is a world-class boat show that has surpassed Korea’s best and has become the center of the Korean marine leisure industry to meet the world. It seems to be easily accessible” and added, “The related industry is an opportunity to expand domestic and overseas markets”.