On 25th October, Hong Kong BIA participated in the “Asia-Pacific Yacht Industry High-Level Forum” organised by the Macau Yacht Show. The Forum covered 3 areas: Developing the Sailing Yacht Economy, Yachting in the Greater Bay Area (GBA), and Yachting and Marine Economic Development.
The Keynote speaker was Tong Shing, President of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation, (Bluefin Sea Sports –HKBIA member) on the development of the sailing yacht economy. It was then followed with a panel discussion on the development of the yacht industry in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) and the Development in the Marine Industry. Lawrence Chow (Chairman), gave a speech on the potential benefits to the industry within the GBA and how Hong Kong could be the key player in the overall strategy. He also highlighted the bottleneck the industry faces due to the lack of moorings and how this could affect the overall GBA strategy. The forum was concluded with speech from Andy Treadwell on the key elements that are needed to grow boating Treadwell believes that the whole of the industry, from sailboats to superyachts and all the businesses in between and alongside, will only develop if governments understand the huge potential economic impact and social benefits that a developing boating industry would bring.
Collaboration is the key to development, and if key industry players can work together and lobby governments in the right way, then the market will flourish.
2019 年 10 月25日本會參與由澳門遊艇展銷會主辦的「2019 亞太遊艇行業（澳門）高峰論壇」。舉辦地點為澳門勵庭海景酒店。論壇就議題開展主題演講和小組討論並涵蓋三大範疇：
- “發展帆船遊艇經濟 (Developing the Sailing Yacht Economy)
- “大灣區遊艇產業發展 (Yachting in the Greater Bay Area (GBA)); 和
- "海洋經濟發展 (Yachting and Marine Economic Development).
主講嘉賓為 香港㠶船運動總會 唐裔盛會長 (Bluefin Sea Sports - 香港遊艇業總會會員) 講述帆船遊艇經濟發展. 接著是討論遊艇業在大灣區的發展及海洋業的發展。我們的周基倫主席講述遊艇業在大灣區的潛在利好因素及香港如何在整體策略下可成為關健參與者。他提及到由船繄泊位不足,形成樽頸效應，這現象怎樣影響大灣區的整體策略。論壇由Mr. Andy Treadwell總結提升遊艇業 的主要原素。他相信無論船隻的大小, 本土和海外，要發展就必須有當地政府明白這巨大潛在的經濟效應和社會利益。