BOAT shows 2020 - News


Boat Attitude International - - CON­TENTS -

The Sin­ga­pore Yacht Show (SYS) or­ga­niz­ing team, work­ing closely with its ex­hibitors and event part­ners over the past few weeks to de­ter­mine the most suit­able new dates for the re-sched­uled SYS 2020, have fi­nally an­nounce that the 10th An­niver­sary edi­tion of Asia’s most im­por­tant boat show will take place on 15 - 18 Oc­to­ber 2020 - the dates pre­ferred by the vast ma­jor­ity of par­tic­i­pants - in the com­pletely re-de­signed and re­ju­ve­nated ONE°15 Ma­rina Sen­tosa Cove. Fur­ther­more, the or­gan­is­ers will be un­veil­ing some long-awaited new de­vel­op­ments and changes to the show’s lay­out that will el­e­vate the ex­pe­ri­ence for ex­hibitors, spon­sors and vis­i­tors alike at the de­layed four­day event in Oc­to­ber, and also go­ing for­wards to next year’s 11th edi­tion (cur­rently slated from 22-25 April). For the very first time, the whole show will be moved on to the wa­ter, with no more big ex­hi­bi­tion tents on the ad­ja­cent grass ar­eas. In­stead, thanks to the new pon­toon con­fig­u­ra­tion, SYS will fea­ture air-con­di­tioned ex­hi­bi­tion booths and show­rooms all around the perime­ter of the ma­rina – so that vis­i­tors can go straight to the heart of the ac­tion for an im­mer­sive, 360-de­gree ex­pe­ri­ence. CEO of show organiser Ver­ven­tia, Andy Tread­well, said “It was hugely dif­fi­cult for us back in Fe­bru­ary to take the de­ci­sion to post­pone our 10th An­niver­sary show just six weeks from open­ing day, and it’s been in­creas­ingly sad to see al­most all the other boat shows around the world have had to fol­low suit. Things are begin­ning to get dra­mat­i­cally dif­fi­cult in the rest of the world now, but we can take heart from the fact that China seems to be turn­ing the corner al­ready, and Sin­ga­pore and Hong Kong gov­ern­ments have both been lauded for their pos­i­tive and ef­fec­tive man­age­ment of the cri­sis. So with a full six months de­lay to Oc­to­ber, we are hope­ful that the resched­uled show will be able to give the in­dus­try in th­ese parts the boost that it will badly need by then.” Arthur Tay, Chair­man of ONE°15 Ma­rina, com­mented: “As ‘Best Asian Ma­rina’ in last year’s, Asia Pa­cific Boat­ing Awards, we have com­mit­ted a sub­stan­tial in­vest­ment to ren­o­vate our flag­ship ma­rina at Sen­tosa this year. We shall en­deavor to com­plete most of the works prior to the re-sched­uled show dates so that ev­ery­one can ex­pe­ri­ence our new ma­rina dur­ing the 10th Sin­ga­pore Yacht Show. Just like the in­dus­try, we are al­ways look­ing to be nim­ble and stay rel­e­vant to the ever-chang­ing mar­ket.” Over the com­ing weeks and months Ver­ven­tia prom­ise to un­veil SYS 2020’s di­verse and dy­namic cal­en­dar of events – fam­ily-friendly ex­pe­ri­ences, work­shops for the in­dus­try and boaters, sail­ing lessons for kids, per­sonal wa­ter­craft demon­stra­tions... There prom­ises to be some­thing for ev­ery­one at SYS 2020.

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