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Sydney boat show finds interim venue

THE NSW Government has announced that Glebe Island will be the home of the interim venue for exhibitions whilst Darling Harbour is redeveloped.

The interim venue to be known as Glebe Island Expo will be prepared with infrastructure and complemented with transport services from Darling Harbour.

The new interim site will be required in 2014, 15 & 16. The Sydney International Boat Show will remain in Darling Harbour next year and will return to the new venue that will be known as The Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre (SICEEP) in 2017 in time for the Sydney International Boat Show to celebrate its 50th anniversary.

Domenic Genua, marketing & events manager for the Boating Industry Association (BIA) said: “We are pleased that the NSW Government through Infrastructure NSW included and consulted with us from the beginning. 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’s 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,” Genua said.

The Boating Industry Association says that it will continue to work with Infrastructure NSW through the complex detail required during this important planning stage.

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