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European technology to feature at SMEM 2010

Dubai: The European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC) has teamed up with Seatrade to introduce a technology forum at the 2010 SMEM exhibition.  The 'Technology Forum: Europe in the Middle East', which will be hosted by EMEC and its members, will specifically discuss European technical expertise.

Topics to be covered include 'Power & Propulsion', 'Electronics', 'Safety' and 'Green Technology' and will be presented by a range of high-level speakers from the maritime industry.  Confirmed speakers to date include Jaakko Eskola, president of EMEC and group vice president of Wartsila Ship Power; Lars Munch Antonsen, general manager, group marketing & CRM of Aalborg Industries; Kjeld Aabo, director of promotion, marine low speed at MAN Diesel SE; Roger Harfouch, Sales Director, Vizada and Philip Padfield, CEO, Eniram.

Jaakko Eskola, president of EMEC, said, 'This Forum comes at an ideal time as the industry is recovering from a turbulent year and finally has the opportunity to look forward. Collaboration between Europe and the Middle East has always been strong and the EMEC will be presenting a series of seminars by experts from across Europe, who will cover a range of important topics and share in-depth European technical expertise.'

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President & Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, SMEM will celebrate its fifth event, having grown year on year since its inception in 2003.  SMEM 2010 will take place from 26-28 October at Dubai World Trade Centre.  [19/04/10]

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