2nd Hong Kong International Cruise & Yachting Festival (ICYF), Kai Tak and Kwun Tong; November 17-24, 2019.
HONG KONG MARITIME WEEK (HKMW), held in conjunction with The Hong Kong Cruise and Yacht Industry Association (HKCYIA), will be held from November 17 to 23. Both cruising and yachting, the two important sectors of the maritime industry, will be brought together to foster Hong Kong’s position as an international maritime centre.
A glamorous cornerstone of the week will be the second Hong Kong International Cruise & Yachting Festival (ICYF), to be held in three separate venues around Kai Tak and Kwun Tong in Kowloon. This much-expanded show builds on the launch of the inaugural event that was held over four days last year at China Merchants Wharf in Kennedy Town, on Hong Kong Island.
From November 17 to 20, Kai Tak Cruise Terminal’s Hall A will be home to an exhibition with the theme of Maritime Lifestyle in the Greater Bay Area. Exhibitors include superyacht and yacht brands, marine travel companies representing cruises, yacht charter and island tourism, watersports brands and operators, supercar marques, luxury goods brands bringing the latest in watches and jewellery, fashion, tableware and home accessories. A Greater Bay Area Pavilion will focus on local brands, and there will also be a Sustainable Marine Lifestyle Zone – a new addition at the Festival.
Another highlight of the whole week will be an in-water exhibition of 12 to 20 yachts against the backdrop of Victoria Harbour, from Kai Tak Runway Park waterfront, with its floating pontoons, this is where the 2018 Volvo Ocean Race was hosted.
Again along the harbour waterfront – this time nearby at Kwun Tong Vessel – will be an outdoor exhibition of speedboats and marine toys, as well as watersport and diving operators, ready to recommend some of the hottest destinations in and around Hong Kong.
Organisers anticipate visitor numbers to be in excess of 80,000 over the week.
Other co-organisers of HKMW 2019 include the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Shipowners Association, and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum. Partners include the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Invest Hong Kong, jointly promoting the maritime economy of Hong Kong and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area.