“Seatrade” to the maritime sector is back in virtual form

The activities of "Seatrade Middle East for the Maritime Sector", the region's leading event in the field of maritime shipping, will be launched virtually from 14 to 16 December 2020, based on the latest digital technologies in this field. 

Over the course of three days, the virtual event will bring together buyers, suppliers, solution providers, and equipment manufacturers from around the world, and it will form a distinct platform for workers in the maritime sector to facilitate opportunities for new business, enhance their presence and allow them to communicate with business leaders and listen to their insights about the latest developments in this The vital sector.

Commenting on this issue, the Director General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport, Eng. Ahmed Sharif Al-Khoury, said: “The United Arab Emirates is always committed to strengthening the position of the maritime sector. Today, despite the current circumstances that have affected various areas of life and business around the world, our wise leadership seeks We are striving for life to proceed naturally through many directives and instructions that contribute to the stability of the market and enhance its flexibility. We are pleased to see that activities such as “The Middle East Will Want the Maritime Sector” returns to provide great support to the business sector in the country and contribute to supporting the pressing issues facing The maritime sector during these difficult times We cannot fail to commend the initiative adopted by the conference to train the next generation of professionals in the maritime sector, on how to deal with crises and emergencies to ensure business continuity, maritime sector activities and global trade movement, and we look forward to the role that the virtual version of the exhibition will play in highlighting initiatives The UAE is making a comeback in the maritime sector by issuing a protocol permitting the exchange of crews of seafarers through ports and airports.

Digital transformation

The event is launched this year in a different way to keep pace with the developments that have occurred in the world.

“Despite the pandemic, people in the maritime sector have been eager to collaborate and communicate continuously. So, digital transformation was the best solution and the preferred option for the time being. The virtual version of the event will carry the same values,” said Chris Morley, event manager at Seatrade Maritime. Since many in the region are eagerly awaiting this trade fair, we do not want to disappoint them and allow them to benefit from this exceptional experience. Indeed, we believe that cooperation now is necessary in order to be able to collectively confront the pandemic and help companies overcome this Critical times. "

It is noteworthy that the event will provide an online forum for workers in the maritime sector to communicate and establish distinguished business relationships.

Attendees will also be able to participate in seminars and watch exclusive videos and podcasts in which the pioneers of the maritime sector share their ideas and visions.

The business environment will help exhibitors have a seamless experience that transcends geographical boundaries, with access to a network of more than 60,000 professionals working in the maritime sector.

Global network

Last year, the event attracted speakers from several organizations, including the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC);

The International Maritime Organization, and DP World - the maritime services sector;

And the British rating agency "Lloyd's Register", and others. 

The 2020 edition includes several main topics, including: "The Road to Recovery", "Clean Shipping", "Supply Chain Flexibility", "Ship Crew Care and Training", and "Shipping Technologies". 

Morley explained: "Technology will be one of the main topics during this event, and the relationship between the environment and the shipping sector will be highlighted, and ways to adapt the sector to the new regulations of the International Maritime Organization for the year 2020 related to reducing sulfur oxide emissions from ships. It will also discuss a group of the most prominent." Experts have discussed ways to enhance the UAE’s position as a major maritime center in the region, in line with the UAE Maritime Vision 2030.

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