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MOU signals major development for Chinese marina industry

by Colin Bransgrove 15 Jan 22:16 PST

The Marina Industries Association (MIA) and the Chinese Sports Industry Group (CSI) have recently signed an exclusive partnership to jointly commence marina training and accreditation in China.

The partnership commits the MIA and CSI to work together to provide the Chinese marina industry with an international standard career pathway for marina staff. Additionally, there will be cooperation in the roll out the Global Gold Anchor and the International Clean Marina accreditation programs that will assist with the development of marina business practices and operations.

MIA President and Chairman Andrew Chapman said the development has the potential to be a game changer for the Chinese marina industry. "MIA are delivering marina training under the auspices of the Global Marina Institute aligned with our British Marine partnership. Delivering this training in a consistent and planned manner to Chinese marinas with the support of CSI will be a major boost for the marina sector. Additional support by CSI in MIA's delivery of accreditation will also fast track the creation of more productive and customer focused marina businesses".

Chairman of China Sports Industry Group Mr. Wang Weidong stated "I believe this is an essential step towards the internationalization for Chinese marina industries. CSI will aim to combine our experience in managing traditional sports venues with the international marina standards of MIA. Though the Chinese marina industrial chain possesses huge potential, there had never been a standardized management and operation system for the marinas to follow. With the presence of such system, it will without a doubt promote the standardization of management/operation of water venues in general, thus raising the interests of potential investors and driving the entire industry as a whole. We are thrilled to witness the leverage effect take place."

The first training course under the MOU is planned for March in Sanya.

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