Dubai Maritime Summit 2018 will see discussions on best practices and innovative solutions in the global maritime sector. The summit is on 28 October. Moreover, it is aim to strengthen the communication channels between international leaders.
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is the host of the summit. HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of the Executive Council, is the patron.
The forum gains strategic significance as an ideal platform to capitalise on Dubai’s pioneering experience as one of the top five in the International Shipping Centre Development Index. Also, Dubai is one of the world’s five most competitive and attractive maritime clusters.
Undergoing constant change
Claes Berglund, vice president, European Community Shipowners’ Association (ECSA), one of the main speakers at the summit, said: “The shipping industry is undergoing constant change; due to the emergence of new technologies, new regulations, rising awareness, and environmental factors. All of these elements are changing the competitors’ landscape.”
“The achievements of the continuing strong economic growth in Asia and other parts of the world are changing the game of trade everywhere. Dubai is in the centre of this change and a maritime centre that is growing in importance,” he said.
Amer Ali, executive director of DMCA, said hosting the summit reflects Dubai’s pivotal role in strengthening international cooperation frameworks. Moreover, Dubai is committed to find innovative solutions to current and emerging challenges. Additionally, the solutions will be in line with efforts to enhance the sustainability and capacity of the industry.
Credit: Trade Arabia News Service