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Twelve nation road show bids for Seatrade middle east

A 12 nation road show spanning the Indian Sub-continent, the Far East, GCC, Scandinavia and Turkey is being mounted to …

A 12 nation road show spanning the Indian Sub-continent, the Far East, GCC, Scandinavia and Turkey is being mounted to heighten international awareness of the Seatrade Middle East Maritime convention, the region’s premier exhibition and conference for the shipping industry, which will be held in Dubai in December.

Seatrade executives will be hosting events for industry executives in Pakistan, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Korea, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Norway, Denmark and Turkey before the end of May.

“The aim is to spread word of the event throughout key shipping destinations,” said Chris Hayman, Managing Director, Seatrade. “The event is already witnessing considerable growth and an international promotion can only serve to ensure it maintains its standing as the key business forum for the shipping industry in the Middle East.”

And Seatrade has also expanded its international sales agents network with new agent appointments in India, Korean, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia and North America.

“This expansion will ensure we are active in this important markets and will establish Seatrade as the mainline event through which to reach the Middle East’s shipping industry as well as promoting Dubai as the regional hub,” added Hayman.

The Seatrade Middle East Maritime exhibition, which runs alongside the conference at the Dubai World Trade Centre from December 6-8, is expected to triple in size with expansion commitments from previous exhibitors and brand new pavilion reservations from the industry in India, Iran and Pakistan.

The Seatrade Middle East Maritime conference will this year have two parallel streams – one dealing with general shipping, the other with focused on the potential of the Gulf as a cruise destination.

Seatrade Middle East Maritime is being held under the patronage of His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence and with the support of the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai, Dubai Ports Authority and Dubai Maritime City.

The event is also supported by the Dubai Shipping Agents’ Association, the Indian National Shipowners’ Association, the National Association of Freight & Logistics, The Nautical Institute UAE Branch and the UAE National Ship Suppliers’ Association.

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