Shanghai International Boat Show 2022 postponed

Organisers of the Shanghai International Boat Show (CIBS), originally set to take place 31 March-1 April 2022, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre, have confirmed this year’s event has been postponed until the summer.

The 26th edition of the annual event will now take place 22-24 June 2022, at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (Shanghai). Check MIN’s boat show calendar for an update on all key international marine shows and industry events.

The decision comes ‘in view of the severe situation of the epidemic in China and the sudden confirmed local cases in Shanghai’, according to a statement published on the event’s website. Organisers say the decision was made ‘according to the notification of Shanghai municipal authorities and relevant epidemic prevention and control requirements.’

China is currently following a no-tolerance, ‘zero-Covid’ strategy, which is being tested by a recent surge of cases in cities including Shanghai and Hong Kong SAR.

CIBS is divided into seven thematic sections that span the boat and water leisure industry. Sections this year include watersports, lure fishing, RV camping, outdoor sports and amusement equipment.

CIBS is the largest and longest-running yacht show in China, and last year welcomed around 37,000 visitors and 600 exhibitors.

The show has four organisers: China Boat Industry & Trade Association, Sinoexpo Informa Markets, Shanghai Science and Technology Exchange Centre, and Shanghai Association of Shipbuilding Industry.