Three major events -- Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats; Seatrade Shiptech; and Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa -- will be held during UAE Maritime Week 2019, scheduled to be held in September.
The maritime-led week of activities also includes several other associated shipping and maritime events and the popular Dubai Maritime Agenda – a Dubai Maritime Cluster Office biennial event.
UAE Maritime Week is held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council.
Many of the week’s activities will be centred around the Madinat Jumeirah, starting with the Dubai Maritime Agenda on September 22 and the Seatrade Maritime Awards that evening.
Seatrade Offshore Marine and Workboats Middle East will then take place on September 23 and 24, co-locating with Seatrade Shiptech Middle East – also held at the Madinat Jumeirah.
According to Chris Morley, event director - Seatrade Maritime, Informa Markets, the decision to align Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East with UAE Maritime Week was to ensure it was part of this important industry week and alongside other Seatrade events.
“The Seatrade brand has long supported the maritime industry in the region and we are delighted to be working again with Dubai Maritime City Authority and Dubai Maritime Cluster Office to bring several world-class events to this critical week,” he added.
Seatrade Offshore Marine & Workboats Middle East centres around a world-class exhibition alongside a comprehensive conference programme with a list of internationally influential speakers.
Recognised as the world’s ninth leading maritime capital (Source: Menon Economics), Dubai has reaffirmed its position as a first-class international maritime hub whilst continuing to develop a safe maritime environment for maritime operations and businesses.
The UAE Maritime Week, organised by Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), was recently announced that it will be run annually – again, reiterating the significance of the emirates on the global map.
Amer Ali, executive director of DMCA, said: “The decision to organise the UAE Maritime Week every year instead of every two years represents an important step towards promoting Dubai and the UAE’s successful maritime experience on the global stage.”
“We look forward to hosting the Week this September in a strong push towards unifying international efforts for the maritime industry’s advancement. We will base our efforts on clear mechanisms to stimulate maritime innovation, enhance human investment, develop infrastructure, strengthen legislative and legal systems, and keep up with the rapid technological developments in the 21st century,” he added. – TradeArabia News Service