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The South Korean government??s closure of large events has led to the cancellation of Yacht and Boat Korea 2009
scheduled for October 29 to November 1.


So far, the Central Government cancelled 291 events in the buoyant Asian nation with fears of the growth of influenza H1N1, commonly known as Swine Flu.


Late August the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised countries in the northern hemisphere to prepare for a second wave of the pandemic spread. WHO noted that evidence from multiple outbreak sites demonstrated H1N1 pandemic virus is now the most dominant influenza strain in the world.


International Marketing Consultant Barry Jenkins said Yacht and Boat Korea had no choice but to cancel the 2009 event given national guidelines.


??It is a real disappointment but exhibitors and intending visitors realise that the cancellation is out of the organiser??s control and is in the interests of public health and safety,?? said Mr Jenkins.  The organiser had an emergency meeting before announcing the closure of the 2009 event.


The Korean Government has raised its pandemic alert level and carries out emergency procedures 24 hours a day to prevent the virus spreading. In August Korean health authorities announced a tightening of quarantine measures with checks for incoming international passengers and visitors. October and November are leading into cooler winter months in South Korea.


The 2009 event – the third annual Show - had already attracted 107 international exhibitors from China, Japan, Poland, Sweden, Australia, New Zealand, Finland, France plus local South Korean companies for the event.


"This is a national government directive and a public health issue. The organiser, GnA International Co, is disappointed at the need to cancel the 2009 event however the group looks forward to offering a professional international boat show in 2010," said Mr Jenkins.


Next years dates are confirmed as October 14 to 17.


The 2010 four-day boat show will be staged at Danghangpo (DanghangPort) which is close to the city of Goseong, easily accessible by air, road or rail from Seoul or the city of Busan.


As expected this year, the 2010 event will feature leisure boats and yachts, engines, marine equipment and cultural displays with pavilion, open-air and marina displays .


As was planned for 2009, the 2010 show??s location has moved from a convention centre to the city of Goseong to leverage off plans to develop the region into a recreational marine hub in 2010. The southern coastal region of South Korea, known as Asia??s ??Seatopia?? offers superb waterways, close strategic access to leading Asian ports and calm weather suitable for cruising.


It is located within the province of Gyeongsangnam which occupies 10.6 percent of the country. The country??s fourth largest province has 1019 shipbuilding firms employing more than 91,400 workers. Government policies are in place for the creation of 10 marina projects while 23 newly-designated shipbuilding sites are within the province.


Yacht and Boat Korea 2010 will be staged October 14 to 17 from 10am to 5pm daily. For details view 

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