The Philippine Boatshow & Nautical Lifestyle Expo: Sea-Ex concludes its 8th year on a high note, supported by the Tourism and Promotions Board and co-organized by the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines through its subsidiary, Fairs and More Inc.
Attendance was at an all time high with most exhibitors noting down record sales as early as the first day. Sea-Ex is a three-day event that ran from Feb 19-21, 2016 at the SMX Convention Center, Pasay City. It brings together international yacht distributors, local boat manufacturers, boat friendly resorts, coastal land developers, businesses that sell watersports gear, diving equipment, fishing accessories, marine rescue products, summer apparel and even automobiles in a true celebration of Philippine waters.
The show also hosted a Forum: Harnessing the Philippines’ Coastal and Marine Sector for Growth with the main objective of providing a platform for the gathering of key stakeholders (government, private sector, non-government organizations) and other interest groups in the boating and tourism industries to discuss issues and challenges that beset these industries and present viable solutions, initiatives and best practices.
Event highlights: the country’s first motorized surfboard: the Lampuga, distributed by Asia Marine, the Philippine Home Boatbuilders Yacht Club (PHBYC) building an actual boat within the hall to show attendees that anyone can build their own boat at the same price as that of a smart phone, Aero 360’s pocket drone obstacle course, Hook Pro’s (fishing) line casting game and the Ginebra San Miguel Premium Gin open bar.