We've just touched down in Shanghai, China, for the highly anticipated DRT Show Shanghai 2023, and we can hardly contain our excitement for what's to come. If you're interested in discovering why we're so enthusiastic about it, keep reading as we'll share all the details about the exciting programmes we'll showcase.
What is the DRT Show?
DRT is an acronym for the words diving, resort, and travel. These three words perfectly encapsulate the event's vision from founder Jason Chong, who wished to devise a platform that delivers support to partners, assists the growth and development of Asia's diving industry, and ultimately creates passionate divers who share a love for marine ecology. The inaugural event took place in Hong Kong in 2010 and has been held annually since, gaining tremendous popularity over the years. Today, it is Asia's largest international professional diving exhibition and trade expo, with each edition surpassing the previous one in scope and scale.
This year's show is returning stronger than ever after a brief hiatus due to the recent pandemic. The event planners have an impressive lineup of exciting events for the visitors, and we cannot wait to see it all in action.
What you can expect at the DRT Show
The show covers and promotes everything dive-related, including major dive equipment, diving institutions, hotel and resort services, publications, and more. The show will host over 65 countries, 1,368 exhibitors (including us), and nearly 500,000 visitors.
The DRT SHOW Shanghai 2023 is set to feature over 25 "professional marine lectures" that cover a diverse range of topics, including underwater photography, diving tourism, free diving, and diving equipment. Additionally, the event aims to celebrate the host country's culture through its "Ocean Culture Market," which will showcase various handmade marine-related cultural and creative products for exhibition and sale. For those seeking some excitement, the event also includes a "Lucky Draw", where attendees have the opportunity to win the latest diving equipment, marine accessories, and other exciting gifts.