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India Int'l boat show at Kochi from Oct 20

A major attraction of the show will be a section for traditional boat building and fishing equipment.

india Updated: Oct 18, 2006 00:18 IST

The fifth edition of the India International Boat Show will be held at Kochi from October 20 to 22, Kerala's Tourism Minister Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said on Tuesday.

The event will showcase the latest technology in leisure and marine boating and provide a platform for players in the sector to interact, share ideas and strike deals to promote their activities, he told reporters here.

Sixty exhibitors including global boating brands like Bayliner, Trophy and Walkerbay will participate in the show. The Vasco Da Gama yacht rally with 16 boats, which had set sail from Greece, will come to Kochi during the festival, he said.

The show will bring together boating, yachting, fisheries, defence, water sports and aqua-tourism industries from across the world. It will provide an avenue for exhibitors to hold meetings with buyers to explore new opportunities.

State Tourism Director B Suman, who was also present, said the event had grown over the years. A major attraction of the show will be a section for traditional boat building and fishing equipment.

The show will also have special segments on leisure boating, marine equipment, engines and navigational and telecommunication aids, he said.