Gibraltar Chronicle – April 2017
The Gibraltar Yachting Business Development Association represented at the 2017 Annual Singapore Yacht Show and Conference
The Gibraltar Yachting Business Development Association (GYBDA) was represented at the 2017 Annual Singapore Yacht Show in Singapore.
Between April 4-9, Chairperson, Richard Felipes and General Secretary, Gabriel Gonzalez of the GYBDA attended the conference and show and represented the association.
In a statement the GYBDA said the conference and the various public relation events gave the Association an opportunity to speak positively about Gibraltar and the advantages the jurisdiction offers namely, its strategic location, the port services, yachting facilities, the Gibraltar maritime flag, registrations, corporate structures and the berthing opportunities.
The event was also the perfect platform to further extend the network of connections the association has to now include the Asia Pacific region, the Association said.
During the conference and the show, the representatives of the GYBDA spoke with many “industry relevant” people. These included Udo Kleinitz – Secretary General of ICOMIA, Erwin Bamps CEO and owner of Gulf Craft (One of the world’s leading Yacht Constructors), Vaihere Lissant-Director Tahiti Tourisme, Y P Loke Chairman-Singapore Boating Industry, Manoa Rey – Tahiti Research, Shum Chong Kwai – VP Semcorp Marine – Ship builders.
GYBDA has now been invited to be considered for full membership of the prestigious International Council of Marine Industry Associations (ICOMIA).
ICOMIA aims to bring together all the national boating federations and other bodies involved in the recreational marine industry, into a global organisation and to represent them at international level. ICOMIA was formed in 1966.