Korea International Boat Show 2014 (KIBS 2014) Detailed Event Information For Korea International Boat Show 2014 (KIBS 2014)
Korea International Boat Show 2014 (KIBS 2014) -- Electronic Components, Pleasure Boats/Accessories, Port/Shipbuilding Eq., Sporting Goods/Recreational Eq., Telecommunications Eq.
Location/Date: Seoul, Korea (South) 06/12/2014 - 06/15/2014
Event Summary:
U.S. companies interested in breaking into or expanding their share of Korea's rapidly growing leisure boating market or its infrastructure should plan to exhibit at the Korea International Boat Show 2014 (KIBS 2014). Scheduled for June 12-15, 2014, KIBS 2014 will take place at KINTEX in the Seoul, Korea metropolitan area. One of the three leading boat shows in Asia, KIBS 2014 is an excellent venue for U.S. companies. Korea has more than 14,500 registered leisure boats in use, with annual increases expected to exceed 2,500. Boat driving license applications in 2012 alone were over 14,000, with nearly 69,000 issued since 2008. These increases have led to dramatic developments in Korea's leisure boating infrastructure. Korea's National Marina Development Plan has already delivered 17 new world class marinas providing berths for over 4,200 boats with 5 more marinas are under construction and an additional 21 more planned.

Product categories at KIBS 2014 will include:

• Yachts and Large & Small Boats;

• Canoes, Kayaks, Row Boats, Water Skis, PWCs, Trailers, & Campers;

• Marine Engines, Propulsion, Engine Parts, & Controllers;

• Navigation, Communication & Electronic Equipment;

• Parts & Materials;

• Maintenance & Trouble-shooting Solutions;

• Yacht & Boat Interiors & Exteriors;

• Wakeboards & Windsurf Boards;

• Diving Equipment & Services;

• Fishing Tackles, Accessories & Services;

• Marine Apparel, Books & Life Vests.

Trade visitors will include:

• Importers, Vendors & Distributors;

• Boat & Yacht Owners;

• Marina Construction Companies & Planners;

• International Buyers;

• Developers & Designers;

• Watersports Club Members; Marine Leisure Industry Government Personnel;

• Aftermarket & Used Boat Traders;

• Associations, Organizations & NGOs.


Contacts:
Keenton Chiang, Seoul
Commercial Officer
Phone: +86-2-397-4908
Keenton.Chiang@trade.gov
Marie Jeon, KOTRA (Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency) Miami

Phone: 305/374-4648
marie.jeon@kotra.or.kr
Myoung Soo Lah, Seoul
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 82-2-397-4516
MyoungSoo.Lah@trade.gov
Deborah Semb, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0677
Deborah.Semb@trade.gov