Focus on global maritime innovation

01 October 2017

The Dubai Maritime City Authority’s (DMCA) second Dubai Maritime Agenda will open its doors in October to explore major opportunities in the global maritime sector and the industry’s future in the modern world in conjunction with regional preparations for a post-oil era.

The event will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council, on October 10 at The Address Dubai Marina, Dubai.

Marc Gijsbrecht, Maersk Line’s CEO for West Central Asia, will be the keynote speaker for the event, considering the significant role that Maersk Line plays as one of the world’s largest and most important maritime and operator companies. Several other international speakers, maritime experts, decision makers, leaders, and key stakeholders will also take part in discussions on the evolving local and global maritime industries, and a much-needed examination of the latest developments in maritime technologies and innovation worldwide.

Amer Ali, executive director of DMCA, said: “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, we aim to put the spotlight on the emirate’s key role in the advancement of the local and global maritime industries.”


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