Wider scope for Dubai Maritime Week 2013
Dubai, December 3, 2012
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has announced plans to further expand the scope of the 2013 edition of ‘Dubai Maritime Week’ to be held in November, building on the highly successful inaugural run this year.
This year’s event was held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
The event was attended by high-profile government officials, industry professionals, experts, operators and ship owners from the UAE and across the region, a statement from the Authority said.
It further announced that it has short-listed a number of maritime-related activities that will be featured in the 2013 edition of event, including the Dubai Maritime Forum, Middle East Cruise Convention, Smeisa Presentation Dinner, Ship-recycling Conference and other events to be revealed at a later stage.
HE Sultan Bin Sulayem, chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone, said: “Dubai Maritime Week has given us a much better perspective of the sentiments and expectations of key players in the region’s maritime industry. It gave us an opportunity to consolidate the latest trends, technologies, ideas, and best practices in the industry, and use this knowledge to address the most pressing challenges and explore new possibilities for growth and development.”
“Building on the success of the inaugural event, Dubai Maritime City Authority is pleased to reaffirm its commitment to organize the Dubai Maritime Week 2013, which will certainly be much more comprehensive in scope.”
“We are looking forward to once again collaborating with our strategic partners, including Seatrade Middle East and all the participants this year, as we aim to achieve more lofty goals for Dubai Maritime Week 2013,” he added.
The inaugural event held this year was organised through the close cooperation between DMCA and Seatrade, along with the support of several government authorities and Dubai-based businesses.
The event featured the ‘Seatrade Middle East & Indian Subcontinent Awards’ and ‘Seatrade Middle East Maritime Exhibition & Conference’, in addition to other dedicated events including the DMCA maritime workshop, Maritime Places of Refuge and Salvage Forum, Dubai Creek Conference and many other art and cultural programs to celebrate Dubai’s rich maritime heritage, the statement said. – TradeArabia News Service