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61st ISSA Convention to be held at Seatrade Maritime Middle East

The 61st annual International Shipsuppliers & Services Association's (ISSA) convention will be hosted by its local arm, the UAE National Ship Suppliers Association (UNSSA), during Seatrade Maritime Middle East. 

The ISSA convention will run from 31 October – 2 November and is a must-attend for maritime industry professionals to connect with leading ship owners, managers and suppliers; learn the latest market trends and innovative solutions; and explore new business opportunities.

According to Saeed Al Malik, Chairman of UNSSA, the decision to host the 61st Convention in Dubai as part of Seatrade Maritime Middle East and Dubai Maritime Week was a strategic inspiration to ensure its members were able to be part of the ISSA itinerary but also benefit from the exhibition and conference programme offered by Seatrade.ISSA 2016 RGB

Al Malik said: “I have known the Seatrade team for a great many years and it is an exciting opportunity to be aligned with the exhibition and for our members to benefit from the numero

us networking opportunities offered throughout the event.” 

The ISSA Convention has just unveiled part of its speaker line up for the conference element which has been titled ‘Coping efficiently with challenges & embracing the digital age’.

Speakers include: Saeed Al Malik, Chairman, UNSSA; Abdul Hameed Hajah, ISSA President; Chris Hayman, Chairman, Seatrade; Mohammed Al Muallem, SVP & MD, UAE Region, DP World; William Purchase, Lloyds List; Rory Proud, Lloyds List Intelligence; BIMCO; Torben Brammer, CEO, Shipcentric; Bruce Hailey, Partner, Salvus Law; Markus Schmidt, CEO, SoftImpact; Aziz Hussainar, Managing Partner, H.A & Chung Partnership. Master of Ceremonies for the programme is Rocky Rocksborough-Smith, Senior Vice-President, ISSA.

ISSA 61 is open to all ISSA members as well as companies and individuals related to the ship suppliers industry.  More details are available from

Seatrade Maritime Middle East, part of Dubai Maritime Week, takes place from 31 October – 2 November at Dubai World Trade Centre exhibition halls. The three-day event includes an international exhibition; conference programme and networking opportunities throughout.  On 31 October, there is the Seatrade Maritime Awards Middle East, Indian Subcontinent & Africa, which are held at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai.

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