Running from the 8th to 11th May, the inaugural Taiwan International Boat Show was a huge success, winning high praise from both exhibitors and visitors.
Closing its doors on 11th May in Kaohsiung, the premiere Taiwan International Boat Show saw more than 70,000 visitors attend, including more than 20,000 international visitors and thousands more from the local area. Exhibitors and visitors alike commented on how it was the ideal setting to scout out the entire industry whilst at the same time showcasing the brand new and impressive world-class business conference and exhibition centre.
Visitors to the show came from China, North America, Japan, Hong Kong, the UK, Singapore, Canada, the Philippines and South Korea, with the largest share coming from Asia. With regards to the superyachts on display, it provided a fantastic opportunity for these international visitors to see a range of Taiwanese yachts side-by-side that are often difficult to see in America and Europe.
It was the first yacht show there, but I think it definitely has a future - Merijn de Waard, SuperYacht Times