Australia was strongly represented at a VIP Round Table last week in Hainan China, considered to be the first step in developing and delivering a Marine Tourism Summit for Hainan in March 2019.
Former AIMEX CEO and board advisor Mary Anne Edwards was invited to attend the summit. Edwards said, “For many years we have heard the yachting industry talk about China and the expectation that great things would happen. But outcomes for many have been slow and those who are starting to get some traction have invested heavily in this market over a long time. Having said that however, we all know China continues to present a huge opportunity for our industry sector. ”
“Being involved in the forum was interesting especially with the number of industry stakeholders in attendance. I will be reporting back to the AIMEX board and we will watch the future progress in Hainan with interest. If the vision is realised this will definitely be a place Australian businesses should look closer at.”
Arthur Tay, Chairman and CEO of SUTL Enterprise and ONE°15 Marinas and the key driver for this summit invited Martin Redmayne, Managing Director of The Superyacht Group based in the UK to mediate the forum comprising key international stakeholders and to discuss their views of what needs to happen in Hainan to drive a successful marine tourism industry.