Posted by: Stefan
KBR was at the recent Dive Resort & Travel (DRT) Show in Shanghai. I was away some regular guests did’t get to meet me or dive with me. I’m so sorry I wasn’t there to take care of you. Though I’m sure you’re in good hands with Paco, our resident Instructor and Marine Biologist. While i take care of marketing for a bit.
Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city proper by population in the world. It is one of the four direct-controlled municipalities, with a total population of near 24 million as of 2013. It is a global financial center, and a transport hub with the world’s busiest container port and boast of Two International airports. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze River in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. As at 2013, Shanghai is rated one of the World’s most expensive city and definitely the most affluent city in China, surpassing Beijing and Guangzhou.
There are Two International Dive Shows in Shanghai yearly, the DRT Show by the same organisers of DRT Hong Kong, and ADEX Shanghai by the organisers of ADEX Singapore. Over the four days’ show, there are daily destination talks and new regions presentations. Though the last presentations featuring the top Asian Photographers are always the highlights. Many famous Asian photographers are featured at the show, and we’re honored they dropped by the KBR Booth to say hi! William Tan, Yorko Summer, Connie Chen and Joseph Tam all came to see me and we shared some stories, experience about Underwater Shooting. We of course discussed the possibilities of future photo workshops at KBR, so stay tuned for this!!
The DRT Show took up all 3 halls of the Shanghai Exhibition Hall. It’s the largest dive show i’ve seen, and i’ve been to many shows. Its also the first time i’ve seen visitors queue up to enter the show venue BEFORE show hours, in 10 degree temperatures. I was very very busy at the show, on my feet all day and barely have time to stop talking. It was great meeting many potential travel agents, dive clubs, networking and making new industry friends, and of course explaining to curious visitors the paradise that is Lembeh Straits and KBR.
It had been hard work but really exhilarating. I’m sure we will welcome many new Shanghai divers here to KBR. Next Stop, ADEX Singapore Show! Setup begins 9th April, Show days 11th to 14th April. If you’re in the area, please do come by to say hi!! See you soon!!
Date Posted: April 6, 2014 @ 11:13 am Comments Off