Weekly transport agenda: PIMEX 2010

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PIMEX 2010 kicks off in Thailand whilst London gears up for the first major boat show of the year, promising a packed event suitable for the whole family.

Phuket International Boat Show
January 7-10
Phuket, Thailand
The seventh annual PIMEX show is the largest in the region and features a display of yachts/superyachts alongside a series of seminars that combine international experts on maritime security with technical experts in their fields.

London International Boat Show
January 8 - 17
London, United Kingdom
London's boat show is the first major show of the year, predicted to welcome 122,000 guests to see some 400 exhibitors. It is London's 56th annual show and aims to cater to all tastes - from the "Boating on a budget" exhibit to the "Sunseeker Champagne Bar."

Inaugural Bahrain Air Show
January 21-23
Sakhir, Bahrain
Devised as a sister event to the influential Farnborough Air Show, the Kingdom
of Bahrain and Farnborough International Ltd have constructed a purpose-built site for this Middle Eastern event. Uniquely, the show has a restricted number of tickets and no exhibition halls - attendees visit luxury "chalets" owned by exhibitors to see products and demonstrations.

Boot Düsseldorf
January 23- 31
Düsseldorf, Germany
Boot Dusseldorf is renowed for being the world's largest and most important boating show. Over 1,550 exhibitors will attend to display some 1,700 boats and yachts. Features include a dedicated hall for diving fans and an exhibit showcasing "trendy sports" such as stand-up paddling, winch waking, skimboarding, kiteboarding, surfing, wakeboarding, and water-skiing.

European Yacht of the Year Award
Expected January at Boot Düsseldorf (TBC)
Düsseldorf, Germany
The European Yacht of the year is decided by journalists from 11 yachting magazines across Europe and includes nominees in five categories - Performance, Family, Luxury, Multihull and Special yachts.

Singapore Airshow
February 2-7
The Singapore Airshow welcomed 130,000 visitors and 800 exhibitors in 2008. Primarily a business-to-business event (only the final two days are open to the public), Singapore 2010 will feature a "Green Pavilion," showcasing the industry's efforts at clean aviation technology. The event is an aviation networking hub for Asia, with several airlines in the region placing orders in the range of billions of dollars.