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UFI; The Global Association of
the Exhibition Industry

Headquartered in Paris, France, UFI is the leading global association of the world’s tradeshow organisers and exhibition center operators. Only 950 international trade fairs in the world were proudly born the UFI approved label, a quality guarantee for visitors and exhibitors alike.

U.S. Department of Commerce

International Trade Fair Award is to afford suitable recognition to exhibitions or fairs which contribute significantly in the effort to increase US based companies’ benefits. Annually only 1-2 exhibitions from each country are approved. With such award approved, KIBS and US Department of Commerce mutually support in marine association cooperation and KIBS participation.

IFBSO; International Federation of
Boat Show Organizers

IFBSO represents the world’s leading boat shows and helps with the development of boat shows and marine trade exhibitions worldwide. Global brands and buyers prefer to attend IFBSO membership exhibitions. KIBS was approved to join the membership for 11 years and in the year of 2014, KIBS obtained platinum membership.

International Council of
Marine Industry Association

ICOMIA is the international trade association representing the global marine industry since 1966. KIBS secretariat representing Korea joined ICOMIA and attends annual forums to exchange information and strengthens bonding with international marine associations.

South Korean Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Energy

KIBS obtained international exhibition certification for continuously 10 years and announced as potentially influential exhibition consecutively for 5 years. KIBS is the only exhibition financially supported by the government among all similar exhibitions in Korea.


1. Best Contributor Award in Korea Exhibition Industry Expo 2017

Best Contributor Award is for those who develop exhibitions to the above and beyond global standards, positively affecting the industry within.

2. Best Exhibition of the year in VIP ASIA Awards 2015

VIP ASIA Awards (Very Important Product, Place, People, Promotion ASIA Award) selects 100 brands which represent Asia in the year. KIBS was awarded and recognized in the field of international exhibition marketing.