The 22nd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show opens with 500 exhibitors from 20 Countries

03.05.2017 10:11

From April 26-29, the 22nd China (Shanghai) International Boat Show will exhibit at its new venue, Shanghai New International Expo Centre. With 55,000 square meters, encompassing over 500 exhibitors from 20 countries and 6 national and regional pavilions from Italy, New Zealand, Korea, Taiwan, Australia and Japan, CIBS2017 promises to be a truly international event.

The theme for this year’s iconic show is “New life, New wave” celebrating the show’s extensive new product launches that will take place. The exhibition will feature more than 200 real boats and yachts, 38 new model launches and more than 30 live events.

“This year, we are incredibly proud that CIBS 2017 will provide the ultimate platform to showcase debuts from new exciting brands like like Guangdong Huisheng Marine, BD-Marine, S-com tech and Steyr, as well as world renowned Global brands, Beneteau, Bavaria, Jeanneau, Sunseeker, Sea Ray, Yamaha, Double Happiness Sports and Bombardier” said Helena Gao, Director of Corporate Business Development, Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo Ltd, “CIBS2017 will offer our expected audience of 40,000 international boating enthusiasts an unparalleled unique opportunity to experience the very best  that the marine industry has to offer.”

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What’s new at CIBS 2017

For the first time in CIBS’s 22 year history the public will have the chance to speak with boating celebrities. Stars include members of the Dongfeng Race Team, Jiru Yang (aka Black) and Xue Liu (aka Wolf) who became the first Chinese team to win the brutal leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.

Also new this year is the opportunity to get up close and personal with some high energy, water sports. Thrill seekers can experience kayaking, paddle boarding, sailing, water skiing, diving, underwater photography and many more water sports as part of our hugely anticipated Leisure Carnival in the onsite 300 square meter pool.

Another highlight is the launch of our pioneering professional business match-making service, giving buyers and suppliers the chance to collaborate and explore new business opportunities together. We will also be launching our Exhibitor Search Tool, an innovative online resource to help visitors find what they are looking for at the event.

In addition, the elite Asian Marine & Boating Awards (AMBA) will take place at the show. Over 500 marine brands from 20 countries will be participating. The awards will be judged by an expert panel of professionals and celebrate the best of Asian marine design and innovation.

This year, CIB2017 will be exhibiting alongside other prestigious events - Expo Life Style, the 5th China (Shanghai) RV Camping & Leisure Sports Industry Expo and the Shanghai Working boat show. This exciting joint venture will offer visitors a truly integrated experience of the high-end leisure and lifestyle brands in boating, camping, travel, jewellery, investment, haute real estate and high-end furniture.



Also featured this year are a number of Professional seminars and conferences including Matchmaking Symposia on Multi-directional Supply and Demand of China Yacht Industry

China International Forum on Yacht Design and Construction Technology

22nd International Conference on High Performance Marine Vessels

China International Dream Destinations for Waterfront & Leisure

CIBS will be open to the public on 29 April 2017.


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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.