The fifth annual The Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade Conference will be held at Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche .It will seek to build on the reputation for quality information sharing and networking earned over the past four years.
In 2018 the Conference attracted a high-quality audience of around 150 executives and decision makers from across the industry. They assembled to discuss and debate the key issues and trends facing the shipping and ports market in the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent, with a particular focus on financial issues. The audience heard from some of the best-known personalities in the business, all leaders in their chosen fields, who highlighted the importance of building partnerships to help accelerate investment-led growth within the industry.
Keynote speaker, H.E. Ahmed Shareef Alkhoori, Director General, Federal Transport-Land & Maritime, set the scene, underlining some of the positive changes being planned for the country’s maritime laws, and the proactive role the UAE is now taking in its role as an IMO Council member. He was followed by Abu Dhabi Ports chief executive, Capt. Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, who gave the second keynote presentation, urging financial institutions to work more closely in partnership with ports and shipping companies.