Reed Exhibitions Teams with Korea-based K.Fairs on Kormarine Exhibition

October 8, 2014

Reed Exhibitions has joined forces with Korea-based K.Fairs Ltd. on Kormarine, Korea’s largest international maritime industry event that has attracted more than 1,000 exhibiting companies and 40,000 visitors from 70-plus countries.

“As the third largest economy in Asia, we recognize that Korea houses huge market potential. Kormarine is Reed’s debut into the nation’s burgeoning maritime industry,” said Mike Rusbridge, chairman and CEO of Reed Exhibitions.

He added, “Reed is optimistic we will rapidly expand our Korean presence even further in future.”

Kormarine, an international marine exhibition located in South Korea’s largest port city of Busan, has held successful editions since 1978

“Kormarine is the biggest maritime event in Reed’s portfolio, further strengthening our presence in Asia’s maritime industry, namely Asia Pacific Maritime in Singapore, Indonesia Maritime Expo (IME) in Indonesia, and Mainland China’s Oceanology International.” says Paul Beh, Reed Exhibitions Asia Pacific President.

“This event marks the successful combination of the best elements of two established players: Reed Exhibitions and K. Fairs.  We are delighted to be so well placed to deliver an even more compelling market-leading exhibition in 2015. Komarine will definitely be the premier event for the Maritime industry not only in Korea but the rest of the world," said CEO of K. Fairs, SK Hong.

The show serves core maritime interests in the Asian resgion – boats, ships and ferries, together with industry developments ranging from the latest in engine, deck and fishing equipment, accessories and technologies.

Visitors additionally can learn about the most recent breakthroughs and developments in electronic, security, communication, propulsion and navigation systems.

The next KORMARINE edition is scheduled to take place Oct. 20-23, 2015, in Busan, Korea.

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