Published: Thursday, 17 October 2013
Mike Fulton

The China National Meteorological Centre recently issued an orange alert for Typhoon Nari, the typhoon that was racing across the South China Sea. This forced the organisers of the 1st International Boat Show & Festival (IBSF) to postpone its launch by three days.

Luckily Nari did not make landfall and thus did not affect Sanya, on the tropical island of Hainan where the show was to be held and the weather was forecast to improve. Heavy rain and high winds had affected the coastal areas but this did not stop erection of the show infrastructure at the Serenity Marina, the venue for the event.

Storm Delays International Boat Show In Sanya 2

Now that the winds have died down IBSF 2013, with the ICOMIA IBSF Conference scheduled for today and tomorrow, is going ahead with the opening ceremony for the show on Saturday 19 October. There will be three key events: the international marine conference, an international boat show and a marine festival.

A spokesman for the organisers said that said that in spite of the short delay both exhibitors and conference delegates had been very understanding and supportive.

The conference on the 17 and 18, will see top leaders and marine experts from around the world discussing the developing Asian markets, especially China, as well as introduction of advanced technologies that are affecting the boating industry. Delegates from all over China will be attending the conference.