Bahrain to celebrate World Maritime Day
Manama, August 15, 2011
The General Organisation of Sea Ports (GOP) is hosting the Bahrain Maritime Festival (BMF) for the second time, joining the international World Maritime Day (WMD).
Bahrain will join the rest of the world in commemorating WMD in a week-long festival from the September 25 to 29.
This year’s theme is “Piracy: Orchestrating the Response”, and the event will focus on global initiatives to combat piracy and coordinate a cohesive international response to lessen the impact of piracy, said a statement.
The festival will aim to generate greater awareness of Bahrain’s growing achievements and developments and further position Bahrain as a pioneer in the global maritime industry.
As part of the festival, a business seminar will be held to highlight the theme of the festival. These discussions will aim to encourage the interaction of maritime industry professionals and international and regional experts, sharing knowledge and comparing industry best practice from around the world and across different sectors.
The seminar will bring together government officials, senior decision makers from the shipping industry and technology suppliers, and will aim to help all stakeholders to adopt a practical, comprehensive and sustainable strategy to address maritime security and the best practices to counter piracy.
The celebrations will include a photography contest entitled: ‘Reflections of the Two Seas’ and a carnival for kids, both of which will be held for four days at the Bahrain City Centre. – TradeArabia News Service