Why join the Hong Kong BIA?

Joining your local Boating Industry Association can be a smart move for your business. Because businesses that participate in this group promote each other and work together, your own business can grow and prosper quickly. 

10 Reasons to Join the Hong Kong BIA

Government Liaison

The Hong Kong BIA is liaises with the Marine Department, industry associations and community organisations, and has a mission to represent its members to these bodies at home and abroad.

Increase your visibility 

As a new member of the Association, you will be listed in the Hong Kong BIA newsletter, on Facebook and Linked-In. Hong Kong BIA has five sector committees and serving on the subcommittee provides excellent visibility and networking opportunities.

Membership Brings Credibility

You can increase positive perception among consumers and business owners when you are identified as a member of the Hong Kong BIA and adhere to professional standards.


The Hong Kong BIA is now affiliated with  the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA) and the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (HKGCC).

Networking Opportunities

Associations like ours have numerous committees and serving on one of them provides numerous networking opportunities as well as professional leadership development. You can build your business while reaching out to the local businesses and the community at large.

Hong Kong BIA Events & Programs

Hong Kong BIA organises regular networking events and speakers forums to update members knowledge and connections in the industry.

Make Business Contacts

One of the Hong Kong BIA’s fundamental missions is to generate more business activities for its members in a B2B environment and to provide a platform for networking with local both international and business.

Members-only Discounts & Services

Directly and via our membership of ICOMIA, the HKGCC and other industry bodies, members will have access to various discount programs and resources which include online and a physical document library that is a resource for all its members.

Customer Referrals

The Hong Kong BIA will pass on enquiries from individuals and business entities looking for potential vendors, specialists and advisers and has a policy of referring its members wherever possible. The Hong Kong BIA also has a policy of sourcing its own supplies and services form its members where possible.

Association Newsletters

Newsletters provide new member information, interesting facts about operating a local business, articles about the local marine community, and a community calendar with up-to-date information on Hong Kong BIA events.

If you still don’t think you have time to join and participate in the Hong Kong BIA, consider the following:

  • Most consumers think that being active in the local business association is an effective business strategy overall. It communicates to your customers that you are reputable and you use good business practices.
  • If a company shows that it’s highly involved in its local association (e.g., sits on the Council), consumers are more likely to think that its products stack up better against its competition.
  • When a consumer thinks that a company’s products stack up better against the competition because the company is highly involved in its local business association, it is because he or she infers that the company is trustworthy, involved in the community and is an industry leader.

Hong Kong BIA – A new voice for the leisure marine trade in Hong Kong

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