Upcoming Dubai Maritime Agenda to focus on post-oil era

Upcoming Dubai Maritime Agenda to focus on post-oil era
Marc Gijsbrecht, Maersk Line's CEO for West Central Asia
Published: 24 September 2017 - noon

The Dubai Maritime Agenda 2017 Programme, which will be held at The Address Dubai Marina on October 10, will focus on preparations taken by the regional marine industry for a post-oil era, a press release said.

Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA), the 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda will explore major opportunities in the global maritime sector and the industry’s future in the modern world in conjunction with intensive regional preparations for a post-oil era.

According to a release, this year’s event will focus on Dubai’s consistent initiatives to strengthen the role of the local maritime community according to the government’s economic diversification policy and comprehensive Dubai Plan 2021. The event is aligned with the DMCA’s objectives to attract investors from different parts of the world, put Dubai on the global maritime map, increase the economic share of the domestic sector, and catapult the emirate into the ranks of the globe’s most vibrant, safe, and secure maritime capitals.

Marc Gijsbrecht, Maersk Line's CEO for West Central Asia, will be the keynote speaker for the event.

Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “As a leading international platform, the Dubai Maritime Agenda brings together a number of international dignitaries, leading regional and international experts, decision-makers, and maritime leaders to gain insights into the industry’s major contributions to global economic growth. Gijsbrecht’s participation is another indication of the high profile attendance and confidence placed in Dubai's marine industry. Additionally, by hosting the event, we aim to put the spotlight on the emirate’s key role in the advancement of the local and global maritime industries based on the pillars of creativity, technological innovation, excellence, training, and human investment.”

Topics for discussion will include ‘The Global Outlook for Shipping;’ ‘Safely sailing the high seas – reducing the legal risks, ‘‘Future of shipping technologies’ and ‘The role of shipping banks and maritime clustering’.


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