• March 30 to April 1, 2022
  • Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center

Expos in Retrospect

After 25 years of development since 1996, CIBS still keeps the original intention to contribute to the development of the industry. On the way forward, CIBS does not forget to look back, we have selected some representative years for a brief review in the development of CIBS.

April 8, 1996

1st China International Boat Show (CIBS) has been held in Portman Hotel. The exhibition is held once a year by China Boat Industry & Trade Association, Shanghai Association of Shipbuilding Industry, Shanghai UBM Sinoexpo International Exhibition Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Science and Technology Exchange Center (SSTEC).


CIBS moved to Shanghai Exhibition Center and the area reached 15,000 sqm with more than 240 exhibitors. CIBS as the largest boat show in Asia which attracted national pavilions from France, Italy, New Zealand and Australia.


CIBS moved to Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC), laying the foundation for the flagship exhibition of the whole industry chain in Asia. More than 500 ships shown up, 3,000 sqm water exhibition area and the visitors reached 31,825 for the first time. In 2014, the exhibition area has reached 50,000 sqm, the number of brands has reached 550, 53 new boat launched, 10 national pavilions and 35,000 visitors from home and abroad. Linked with the land and the water exhibition area, Asian Boat Award Ceremony and the Charity Regatta have become the important events in the industry.


The 22nd China International Boat Show moved to Shanghai New International Exhibition Center and the exhibition area reached 50,000 sqm.


The Lifestyle Show, which is derived from CIBS, was held co-location with CIBS. The Lifestyle Show is combined with serval theme exhibitions for High-net-worth individuals, including water sports, lure fishing, RV camping, theme travel, luxury life, amusement facilities and outdoor sports. The Lifestyle Show innovated the traditional concept, integrated high quality resources, crossed the boundaries between sea and land and combined multi-dimensional space and cross-border exhibits.


China Shanghai International Boat Show and The Lifestyle Show move to National Exhibition and
Convention Center (Shanghai), the area reached 55,000 sqm and attracted more than 600 exhibitors and 36,000 visitors from 85 countries and regions. Over 100 on-site immersive experience events shows the contemporary high quality life and fashion leisure style for the visitors.


China Boat Industry & Trade Association

Shanghai Association of Shipbuilding Industry

Sinoexpo Informa Markets

Shanghai Science and Technology Exchange Center (SSTEC)


Shanghai Sinoexpo Informa Markets International Exhibition Co., Ltd.

7/8F, URBAN DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL TOWER, NO 355 HongQiao Road,Shanghai 200030, China


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