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Panama gears up for Panama Maritime IX exhibition

Panama gears up for Panama Maritime IX exhibition

Panama: The maritime community is gearing up for the bi-annual Panama Maritime IX World Conference & Exhibition, which will take place in Panama February 9-11, 2009 and will be inaugurated by Panama's President Martin Torrijos with the participation of IMO Secretary General Efthimios Mitropoulos.

Panama Maritime IX World Conference & Exhibition is jointly organised by Panama Maritime Law Association (PMLA) in association with Panama's Chamber of Shipping and with the undivided support from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP).

The conference is reputed for its ability to draw the key international players and provide a platform for discussion of important matters related to the maritime industry, both from a Latin American view point and from that of the industry as a whole.

This year the conference-exhibition will focus on the main concerns of the maritime industry in the region and worldwide and will include: Port industry in Latin America; Green Shipping with its implications for the maritime industry; maritime insurance in the Latin American market; trends of international trade; Panama's new legislation for the sector and the seafarers' realities of today.

International guest speakers such as Jude Benny, from the Singapore Maritime Arbitration Centre, Peter Swift, Director of INTERTANKO, Roger Holt, Director of INTERCARGO and Tony Mason, Secretary General of the International Chamber of Shipping have confirmed their participation.  [23/01/09]