A busy six months. 忙碌的六個月

11 Sep 2018 16:51 | The Chair (Administrator)

The Hong Kong BIA Council has been busy over the Hong Kong summer establishing the infrastructure of the new Association. The membership has expanded to 40 companies, with more applications already in the pipeline, and the Council is looking forward to welcoming members to the Association’s first networking event to be held in mid-September.


The Hong Kong BIA is now the newest member of the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMA), which means that Hong Kong BIA members will have access to documents published by ICOMIA on subjects such as boating industry standards and guidelines. In a major vote of confidence, the ICOMIA Executive have asked the Hong Kong BIA to host their Spring Executive Committee meeting in Hong Kong. This is a substantial international event, and will give the Council and our members the opportunity to meet up with the leaders of the Marine Industry worldwide. More news on this will be forthcoming in due course.

香港遊艇業總會現在是國際航海業協會(ICOMA)的最新成員,這代表著香港遊艇業總會的會員可以查閱ICOMIA所發布有關遊艇行業標準和指引等主題的文件。在一次重要的投票中,ICOMIA執行委員會已要求香港遊艇業總會在香港舉辦春季執行委員會會議。這是一項重大的國際活動,將使理事會和我們的會員有機會與全球航海業的領導者會面交流。 有關這個活動的更多消息將會在適當時候提供。

The Hong Kong BIA has joined the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce and has already, via the Hong Kong BIA Government Liaison Group, initiated discussions with appropriate Government departments. The main focus has been to engage the Marine Department (MarDep), and the Association is now working with different sections of this Government body to promote the views of the Pleasure Boating Industry.


While the acute shortage of moorings in Hong Kong is an ongoing pressing concern, forming a major part of planned discussions with Government, the liaison group is reviewing international regulations and encouraging MarDep to embrace environmental policies and clean water initiatives.


Other areas being addressed are construction and safety standards for pleasure vessels, and clarification on the required documentation for registration of vessels newly arrived in Hong Kong.


The Council has also formed a professional standards sub-group, which will work on guidelines for fair and professional business dealings for members to use in their businesses - not only between themselves, but also with end-user purchasers of boats and equipment. Membership of ICOMIA will be an important source for this project, as will guidelines published by other professional bodies around the world.

理事會還成立了一個專業準則小組,負責制定會員在其業務中所使用的公平和專業的商業交易準則 - 不僅在會員當中,這還概括船隻及裝備購買的最終使用者。ICOMIA 的會員將會是此計劃的重要資訊來源,因為其發放的指引是來自世界各地的專業團體。

The Association has a new logo and a bilingual website with a members login facility for members-only content and online event booking. In addition, social media platforms are being prepared.

本會有一個新的標誌和一個雙語網站並提供會員登錄功能以便查閱會員專區內容和網上預訂活動。 此外,社交媒體平台也在準備當中。

Our members cover a great many areas of the boating industry in Hong Kong. We are delighted to be the representative body of the leisure boating industry in Hong Kong, and we look forward to growing the Association’s membership and voice in the coming months.


Simon Boyde


Hong Kong BIA

7 September 2018

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Hong Kong BIA Summer Final 2018 PR (Chinese).doc

Hong Kong BIA Summer 2018 PR (English).doc

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

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