Dubai Maritime Week 2016 kicks off tomorrow with participation of leading international maritime personalities

Saturday 29 October 2016
Amer Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Maritime City Authority

Dubai - MENA Herald: The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week kicks off tomorrow (Sunday, October 30th, 2016) under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Dubai Executive Council. It will witness the participation of maritime industry leaders, decision-makers, and experts from the UAE and the rest of the world to discuss current challenges, international best practices, and innovative solutions to promote the competitiveness of the global maritime sector. The one-of-a kind regional event is of strategic importance in providing strong impetus to national and international efforts in establishing a strong foundation for boosting the maritime industry to keep up with the requirements of the 21st century.

The first day of Dubai Maritime Week 2016 will host world-class events such as the ‘UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar’ organized by the Dubai Maritime Cluster Office to throw the light on smart shipping and maritime innovations. The seminar will showcase the maritime sector’s advancements to new levels of growth and leadership in pace with the latest technological advances and under the leadership of national human resources displaying a high degree of efficiency, innovation and excellence. The agenda includes ‘Smart Maritime Navigation,’ ‘Advantages of Smart Maritime Navigation,’ ‘Role of Effective Communication in Promoting Smart Maritime Navigation and Development of Human Factor,’ and ‘Role of Smart Maritime Navigation in Shaping the Future of Maritime Sector,’ which will be delivered by international speakers from DNV GL Maritime Advisory, Rolls Royce, Transas, and Lloyd’s Register EMEA.

Amer Ali, Executive Director of Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “We are upbeat about the impact and results of the 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week which has established itself as a leading initiative to support national efforts towards making Dubai a first-class maritime destination. The event is of growing significance on the regional maritime map and is well-aligned with the confident and proactive pace of Dubai to become one of the world’s most competitive maritime capitals.”

“There is no doubt that the upcoming events and anticipated discussions scheduled on the sidelines of Dubai Maritime Week in the presence of a group of eminent maritime experts will provide a strong push to the international maritime sector. It will advance efforts to build and strengthen effective cooperation among maritime leaders in the UAE and the world to build a strong foundation to make the maritime sector an influential economic contributor based on the latest smart shipping techniques and optimal investment in innovation and human resource,” concluded Ali.

The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week, a biennial event, will take place from October 30th to November 3rd, 2016. This year’s edition will feature a series of highly relevant international events, including the Dubai Maritime Summit, the UAE Maritime Leaders Seminar, Seatrade Maritime Middle East, the Global Shippers Forum, and the DMCA Partners Appreciation Gathering. They will all provide practical platforms for strengthening communication and international cooperation in order to build a clear industry roadmap, overcome obstacles, and optimize opportunities for a safe and sustainable international maritime community.

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