DUBAI, Seatrade Maritime will bring its flagship Middle East conference and exhibition, now titled “Seatrade Maritime and Logistics Middle East”, back to Dubai in May 2023, under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, as part of UAE Maritime Week.
The maritime exhibition and conference, including Logistics for the first time, has been a firm fixture on the maritime calendar since 2003. The refreshed, re-invented, and all-encompassing event will be the centrepiece of UAE Maritime Week, connecting buyers and suppliers in the maritime and logistics community from 16th to 18th May, 2023, to be filled with new features and improved core experiences.
Hassan Mohamed Juma Al Mansouri, Under-Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport Affairs at the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MoEI), said, “The maritime sector locally and globally has witnessed rapid growth over the last few years. Even more, during the pandemic, our ports showcased their resilience with round-the-clock operations, supporting governments to keep countries going. In the UAE itself, the maritime sector is a key economic pillar. Our boundless potential, competencies and qualified talents have helped us keep pace with the developments in the sector. Most importantly, the concerted efforts of 20 leading ports and other government and private sector stakeholders have ensured an annual contribution of more than AED90 billion to the UAE’s GDP. This has solidified the country’s status as an international maritime hub with noteworthy rankings in several competitiveness indexes.”
Al Mansouri added, “We at MoEI, have been working closely with all industry stakeholders to strengthen the maritime regulatory framework and governance, enhance human investment in the sector and improve the business environment. At a time when the business landscape is changing globally, to complement our efforts, events such as Seatrade Maritime and Logistics Middle East are essential. Year after year, this event has helped the sector find solutions for challenges and discover valuable future opportunities. We are certain that the newly upgraded 2023 edition will also continue revolutionising the sector.”
The sharper and more purposeful focus on integrated logistics reflects the pace of change in the maritime sector as it becomes more interwoven in supply chain services by the day.
According to Seatrade Maritime Group Director, Chris Morley, “Speaking to our exhibitors and visitors, it is clear that we can add real value to our community by broadening the content and focus of the event as we reconnect after a very challenging few years for our industry.”
Apart from introducing “Logistics” to the core features, a host of umbrella activities of UAE Maritime Week will be organised in conjunction with, and under the patronage of, the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure.
“We will be working hard to demonstrate the fantastic progress being made by the UAE as it continues to grow as a significant global maritime centre,” Morley added.
The Middle East maritime community will also benefit from additional social activities, celebrations and experiences at the event, ensuring visitors have a truly expansive and valuable week in the UAE.
This will include the return of the Seatrade Maritime Golf Day, an exclusive gala dinner experience, tours of local maritime facilities and networking opportunities galore.
Source: Emirates News Agency