Sydney International Boat Show moves to interim site

Sydney Boat Show first opened its gates to the public in 1968 and has been located at its current home in Darling Harbour since 1989. The forthcoming redevelopment of the Darling Harbour precinct will see the boat show, and all other events that take place there, temporarily relocated to Glebe Island until the precinct reopens as the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre (SICEEP) in 2017.

Luckily, the revamped precinct will open in time for the Sydney International Boat Show’s 50th anniversary celebration. But while preparations are well underway for Glebe Island in late 2013, next year’s Sydney International Boat Show will still take place in Darling Harbour.

“We are pleased that the NSW Government through Infrastructure NSW included and consulted with us from the beginning,” said Marketing and Events Manager for the Boating Industry Association (BIA), Domenic Genua, adding: “This allowed the BIA to ensure that a solution was found that suited the industry and would allow for the best link between the temporary hall exhibits and the existing on-water displays that will remain in Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour.

“It is still early days and there is a lot of work to be done, but we are confident that we are able to continue to deliver a first class event without interruption,” said Genua.

For more information about the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre, go to: www.siceep.com.
For details about next year’s Sydney International Boat Show, go to: www.sydneyboatshow.com.au.

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