Published: Friday, 13 February 2015

China Rendez-Vous, created by Delphine Lignieres in 2009, will collaborate with the organiser of IBSF, the International Boat Show and Festival held annually in December in Haikou, Hainan. The companies will join forces to create forums, private functions, and a boat show in order to generate more interest around the world of yachting in China.

In order to boost the yachting environment in China and reach a wider range of potential buyers, China Rendez-Vous, held Dec 3-6, is creating added value for brands joining SO! Hainan in Yalong Bay, Sanya, by announcing a close partnership with IBSF (Haikou). This conference and business forum in China focusing on the yachting sector will be held Dec 1-3 in Haikou. The well-established forum is organised by Hainan New Century Cultural Industry Investment & Development Co., Ltd, and received a strong support from the International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA).

So Hainan To Partner With International Boat Show And Festival

Key speakers will be invited for a 3-day conference with officials and industry leaders. As an official partner, China Rendez-Vous will support the organisation of the conference. Lignieres has been invited to be a keynote speaker, sharing insight into this developing industry that she has been supporting in China for over 10 years. “We are very enthusiastic with the idea of working jointly with IBSF. The program we are creating together will cater to entrepreneurs, industry leaders, investors and HNWI,” says Lignieres, Founder & CEO of China Rendez-Vous.

“SO! HAINAN is the ideal partner,” says Jin Chao, Founder & Chairman of IBSF. “We needed to create more resonance around the annual conference. By joining this program, we offer to our attendees a valuable extension during a truly quality-oriented event.”

By working together, SO! HAINAN and IBSF aim to create the major yachting event of the year in China by offering a dense calendar of activities for business people as well as the public.

“There are too many boat shows in China, with not enough content,” says Lignieres. “In a tough economy, brands have to prioritise their participation in such shows. It is our duty to offer the strongest platform to our exhibitors and team up with solid and reputed organisations and partners to offer a coherent platform introducing the best of the marine lifestyle.”