CIBS 2017 set to move to bigger venue | New on-site activities to boost business opportunities

12.12.2016 11:58

The 22nd edition of the China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS 2017) will make its debut at its new location - the Shanghai New International Expo Centre from 26-29 April 2017, as it prepares for its biggest exhibition yet. The longest running and most comprehensive boating event in China, CIBS, has firmly established itself as the leading platform for the regional leisure maritime industry with over 40,000 marine industry leaders and enthusiasts from across over 50 countries set to attend the event. The new venue will provide easy access for the increasing number of international visitors, with strong transport links from both airports and the railway station as well as more exhibiting space offering a larger showcase from luxury yachts to high end lifestyle products.


New to CIBS 2017 will be the first business matchmaking service where buyers will be able to meet with suppliers onsite through a pre scheduled appointment system helping to explore new business opportunities and new markets. Another exciting addition will be the launch of the ‘Superyacht Showcase’ featuring new designs and innovative technology from the finest superyacht manufacturers. CIBS 2017 will also see the return of a strong educational programme with sessions led by leading industry experts covering the most compelling trends, insights and developments that are shaping the maritime industry.


“No other event in the boating calendar in the region offers such unparalleled business to business opportunities,” said Eunice Weng, Deputy General Manager, Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo Ltd.  “The show already welcomes senior level buyers with high spending power in a highly focused business environment. Our business matchmaking programme, plentiful networking events and our move to a bigger and easily accessible venue reasserts our commitment to our exhibitors and our buyers to ensure they receive the maximum ROI.”


The China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 26-29 April 2017. CIBS will be held alongside Hotel Plus, a mega show which will be inaugurated next year and covers 17 events providing complete solutions for hotels and commercial properties.  CIBS will be open to the public on 29 April 2017.

Connections matter - International business discussions taking place at CIBS in a focused business environment.


The unveiling of a brand new product line at CIBS - a unique platform to launch new products and services to a highly targeted audience.


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China Boat Industry & Trade Association

China Boat Industry & Trade Association (CBITA) is an organizer of nationwide activities. With the aim of serving the government, industry and its members, the association actively promotes the recreational boating industry development in China and acts as a bridge to improve the communication between the government and the members, manufacturers, customers and research institutions, Chinese enterprises and foreign counterparts.

Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd.

Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (UBM Sinoexpo) is a professional joint-venture exhibition enterprise between Shanghai Sinoexpo International Exhibition Ltd (established in 1992) and UBM China Ltd., the arm of UBM Asia that is responsible for the group's mainland China business. UBM Sinoexpo organizes a series of international exhibitions and conferences through our global network with government bodies, trade associations & organizations and media companies & partners.