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Presenters confirmed for Asia Boating Dialogue 2020

Presenters confirmed for Asia Boating Dialogue 2020

August 25, 2020

Website and registration tool now live

The Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) and Hong Kong Boating Industry Association (HKBIA), joint organisers of Asia Boating Dialogue 2020 have confirmed presenters at this inaugural online event which include:

INDIA: Aashim Mongia – Indian Marine Federation (IMF)
SRI LANKA: Gamini Herath – Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI)
THAILAND: Peter Jacops – Thai Yachting Business Association (TYBA)
MALAYSIA: Oh Kean Shen – Association of Marine Industries of Malaysia (AMIM)
SINGAPORE: Darren Oh – Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA)
INDONESIA: Robin Engel – Indonesian Marine Tourism Association (GAHAWISRI)
HONG KONG & MACAU: Lawrence Chow – Hong Kong Boating IndustryAssociation
CHINA (HAINAN): Stuart Hu – Sanya Central Business District Administration
SOUTH KOREA: Dr Kim Choong-Hwan – Korea International Boat Show
VIETNAM: Duong Do – Saigon Yacht & Marina JSC
PHILIPPINES: Apa Ongpin – Federation of Philippines Marine Industries
JAPAN: Kenta Inaba – Superyacht Association Japan

Presenters representing Taiwan & China (other than Hainan which has confirmed presentation) are being finalised and will be announced shortly.

The organisers have also confirmed a partnership with IBI Magazine to produce bespoke country reports for clients requiring further market information than what is presented during the Webinars which will be held on 22 and 29 September 2020 respectively.

The ABD2020 website is now live. Registration for the event is free and is now open online on the website.



Asia Boating Dialogue 2020

The Singapore Boating Industry Association (SBIA) in collaboration with the Hong Kong Boating Industry Association (HKBIA), is organizing the Asia Boating Dialogue 2020. This Dialogue series was inaugurated in Singapore in 2015 as ICOMIA – The Asian Dialogue. It was an invitation-only event designed to engage the Asian boating community and help it become more institutionalized and organise collective thinking. It was subsequently promoted as the Asia Boating Forum.

The Asia Boating Dialogue 2020 will run as a free-to-register webinar, in two 120-minute sessions. As previously, the event consists of country updates, followed by a Round Table Discussion. Registered viewers will also have the opportunity of submitting questions for discussion. A limited number of spots are being made available for sponsors and special interest groups.

Session One – India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines

Tuesday 22 September 2020
Time: 1600 Singapore Time / 0800 UTC+8

Session Two – China, China (Hainan focus), Hong Kong & Macau, Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan

Tuesday 29 September 2020
Time: 1600 Singapore Time / 0800 UTC+

The Programme for each Session

Introductions/Opening Remarks
Country Presentations
Round Table Discussion

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