Hong Kong ICYF to be held in November
Published: Monday, 16 April 2018
The international Cruise and Yachting Festival (ICYF) – Hong Kong’s first-ever cruise and yachting festival – is scheduled to be held from November 22-25 at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal, Kai Tak Runway Park and Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter.
(Photo: The international Cruise and Yachting Festival)
Organised by the Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association, the four-day event will bring together global cruise and yacht brands and boats with Maritime Education and Employment, Marine and Leisure Tourism and Maritime Industry Developments as the major focuses.
It will feature the presence of mega cruisers, superyachts and pleasure boats as well as a wide range of watersports equipment.
According to the Association’s Executive Director, Kara Yeung, ICYF is designed to promote Hong Kong’s economy in another perspective, covering leisure tourism, shipping and logistics, retail and shopping, finance and insurance, which will in turn create employment opportunities and serve the needs of the Hong Kong people.
She adds that the festival will also help consolidate Hong Kong’s position as an Asian Shipping Centre, Cruising Hub and Quality Tourism City, providing the impetus for the development of the marine-related industries.
A series of forums will be held during the festival to promote exchanges in maritime law, insurance and finance. The Association will also work with Maritime Services Training Institute, Hong Kong Maritime Museum, Hong Kong Polytechnic University College of Professional and Continuing Education, HKU School of Professional and Continuing Education, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Training, Vocational Training Council and more, to provide latest training information to visitors interested in a career at sea.
Yeung said the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal can be used as a launch pad to promote Island Tourism with cooperation of cruise charters and travel agents. During the festival, the organiser is planning to provide shuttle ferries to facilitate visitor traffic.
On a broader perspective, the Festival is also treated as a platform for participants to explore the opportunities that will be available under the Belt and Road initiative as representatives of global brands, maritime industry leaders and professionals will get together for exchanges and sharings.
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