Richard Felipes and General Secretary, Gabriel Gonzalez of the Gibraltar Yachting Business Development Association (GYBDA) recently attended the 2017 Annual Singapore Yacht Show and conference.
The conference and events gave the GYBDA 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.
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.
Richard told B2B “It is important for the sector in Gibraltar to look at growth markets outside the EU. The industry can be serviced perfectly well in this age of modern technology and communications, irrespective of the distances involved. The event was the perfect platform to extend the Network of connections in the Asia Pacific region. In addition, we coincided with many of our European connections who also attended”