Under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and as a part of UAE Maritime Week, Seatrade Maritime will bring its premier Middle Eastern conference and exhibition, now known as “Seatrade Maritime and Logistics Middle East,” back to Dubai in May 2023.
Since 2003, the marine exposition and conference, which this year included logistics for the first time, has been a regular event on the maritime calendar. The centerpiece of UAE Maritime Week, the refreshed, reinvented, and the all-encompassing event will connect buyers and suppliers in the maritime and logistics community from May 16–18, 2023. It will be packed with new features and improved core experiences.
According to Hassan Mohamed Juma Al Mansouri, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure’s Under-Secretary for Infrastructure and Transport Affairs (MoEI), “Over the past few years, the maritime industry has experienced remarkable growth both locally and globally. More so, during the pandemic, our ports demonstrated their resiliency with 24-hour operations, assisting governments in maintaining countries. The maritime industry is a major economic pillar in the United Arab Emirates. Our limitless potential, skills, and skilled personnel have enabled us to keep up with industry advancements. The UAE’s GDP now contributes more than AED90 billion annually thanks to the coordinated efforts of 20 key ports and other government and business sector entities. As a result, the nation has cemented its position as a major marine hub internationally, earning notable positions in several competitiveness indices.”
“Events like Seatrade Maritime and Logistics Middle East are crucial to support our efforts at a time when the business landscape is changing on a global scale. This event has consistently aided the industry in finding answers to problems and important new prospects. We are confident that the updated 2023 edition will continue to revolutionize the industry.” Al Mansouri added.
The maritime industry is changing quickly and is becoming more entwined with supply chain services every day, which is reflected in the greater and more deliberate focus on integrated logistics.
According to Chriss Morley, Director of Seatrade Maritime Group, ” Speaking with our exhibitors and attendees, it is evident that, as we reunite after a particularly trying few years for our industry, we can bring genuine value to our community by expanding the event’s scope and focus.
Several umbrella events of UAE Maritime Week will be organized in partnership with and under the patronage of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, in addition to adding “Logistics” to the main highlights.
As the UAE continues to develop as an important global maritime center, “we will be working diligently to demonstrate the wonderful progress being achieved by the UAE,” Morley added.
To ensure that guests have a genuinely comprehensive and beneficial week in the UAE, additional social events, festivities, and experiences will also benefit the Middle East maritime community at the event.
This will feature several networking opportunities, the return of the Seatrade Marine Golf Day, a special gala dinner event, tours of nearby maritime facilities, and more.