This year’s China (Shanghai) International Boat Show (CIBS) will see a repeat of the popular Matchmaking Program – a global networking platform for suppliers and buyers in the boating industry. Organised by CIBS and the China Boat Industry & Trade Association (CBITA), the program will connect pre-screened suppliers with premier buyers who are sourcing for boating-related items.

CIBS, which runs from April 26-29 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, is the largest boat show in Asia with over 550 exhibitors and more than 40,000 visitors. The organiser says that its customized meetings will provide exhibitors with more opportunities to facilitate trade at the exhibition, to build a more extensive networking platform, and to increase ROI for participants.

The customised Matchmaking Programme is available to yacht manufacturers, boat and RV manufacturers, equipment and components suppliers, and inflatable boat and canoe manufacturers who are keen to connect with global buyers visiting the show.

For overseas buyers looking to connect with Chinese manufacturers or producers of equipment and spare parts, the Matchmaking Programme is an optimal resource to save time, to score great discounts and meet potential future partners.

Buyers and suppliers interested in taking part in this year’s Matchmaking Programme can sign up now at