20 February 2020
Scheduled to take place from 5-8 March, this year’s edition of the Tokyo Boat Show will no longer take place, with the Japan Marine Industry Association confirming the cancellation.
While other shows in the region are considering postponing their boat shows until later in the year, the JMIA has stated that as far as the Tokyo show is concerned, the next edition will not be until 4-7 March 2021.
The 13th Korea International Boat Show (KIBS) has been postponed to June 5-7, 2020, while the Singapore Yacht Show has yet to announced new dates.
When trying to reschedule, organisers of the Tokyo Boat Show have the distinctive problem of availability of suitable indoor venues, complicated by other industry shows seeking to reschedule their events as well.
Six other boat shows in the region have been now cancelled or postponed due to the threat of coronavirus, including shows in Hong Kong, Singapore, Seoul, Kaohsiung and Shanghai.