Grand Pavois explores possibility to expand to China

Grand Pavois Organisation (GPO), the organising structure of La Rochelle Boat Show, is exploring possibilities to expand into China.

The GPO and the port of Hebei in Qinhuangdao will collaborate with a feasibility study.  In addition to boat shows, GPO organises offshore racing events.

Qinhuangdao Harbour by architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc

Pierrick Garenne, Deputy Director of GPO, in charge of communication said, “The port of Hebei is a large industrial port, undergoing redevelopment. They want to install yachts there and have therefore asked us to conduct a market feasibility study for a boating event – not necessarily a classic boat show. We’re in the reflection phase.”

Alain Pochon, President of Grand Pavois Organisation, with the representative of the Port of Hebei in China

Qinhuangdao is a coastal city in China in the northeastern Hebei province, located 300km east of Beijing.   The end objective is for the province to host a boat show by October 2020.

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