Seatrade Maritime team has brought together experts from a leading provider of professional services for engineering and technology, a crude oil tanker company, a world-class shipping, offshore logistics and onshore services provider and marine transport provider, to form the Advisory Panel for the Seatrade ShipTech Middle East 2019 conference.

The Middle East region's offshore market continues to demonstrate an upward trajectory, which makes it the most robust marketplace from a demand perspective - widely attributed to the significant investment plans of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Gregory Brown, Associate Director for Offshore, Maritime Strategies International, a maritime forecasting and strategic advisory firm, expressed confidence in the upturn despite the market being structurally challenged. 

Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, UK Secretary of State for Transport is among guests confirmed to attend Seatrade Awards 2019, which will celebrate Maritime excellence and take place at London’s Guildhall on Tuesday 7 May 2019.

Launched in late January, the response to the new MARINE INTERIORS Cruise & Ferry Global Expo, powered by SMM, and co-located alongside Seatrade Europe in Hamburg, has been ‘extremely positive’, according to Bernd Aufderheide, President and CEO of Hamburg Messe und Congress, with several top-ranking exhibitors and visitors already committed.

His Excellency (H.E.) Dr Nabel Bin Mohammed Al Amudi, Minister of Transport of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), today, inaugurated the second Saudi Maritime Congress with a Keynote Ministerial Opening Address to highlight the importance of the show, the growing KSA economy and the goals of Vision 2030 to drive sustainable growth and development in the nation.

Entries are now open for the 31st edition of the prestigious Seatrade Awards – which this year return to London’s iconic Guildhall and will include a Parliamentary-style debate for all interested attendees, followed by a reception and lavish dinner.

Saudi Arabia’s maritime sector is set to receive a much-needed boost with a generous allocation of SAR3bn ($8.8bn) for the energy, industry, mining and logistics sectors in its recently announced budget for 2019.

Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is an ambitious programme seeks to completely transform the economy of the country reducing its dependence on oil exports.

A hugely successful UAE Maritime Week came to a conclusion on 1 November, ending fittingly for a country positioning itself at the leading edge of technological advancement with UAE Maritime Innovation Day.

Testimony from working seafarers, crewing experts and shipping customers will bring a completely fresh, evidence-based perspective to a special discussion on ship-to-shore connectivity during Seatrade Maritime Middle East week at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).

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