On the 8th of February 2023, Seatrade Maritime held a networking reception at Sofitel Jumeirah Beach, ahead of the 2023 Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East, the flagship event of the UAE Maritime Week. The networking reception brought together leading maritime and logistics professionals, thought leaders, and decision-makers, on a common platform to foster connections, spark insightful discussions, share knowledge, and collaborate on new initiatives to drive the progress of the industry.
During the reception, Informa Markets signed an MOU with the Emirates Shipping Association, elevating the ESA to the status of “Strategic Supporting Organisation” for Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East. The partnership between the two parties demonstrates their commitment to promote the growth and development of the maritime industry in the region, providing a platform for its stakeholders to network, exchange ideas, and engage with industry leaders.
Huma Qureshi, General Manager of the Emirates Shipping Association, noted:
We are thrilled to enter this partnership with Informa Markets. As a Strategic Supporter for Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East, the MOU will provide access to exclusive benefits, including top-notch marketing, exposure, and unparalleled networking opportunities, enabling us to educate and create awareness on issues relevant to the maritime cluster. We look forward to capitalising on the opportunities this will bring, as the Association continues to lead as the unified maritime voice across the different stakeholders in the UAE.
The MOU demonstrates the collective commitment to promote the growth and development of the maritime industry in the region.
Emma Howell, Middle East Development Director, Informa Markets Maritime & Cruise portfolio said:
The networking event was helpful in bringing together stalwarts from across the industry to share insights, and have a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the coming decades. The reception was also a great way to get the ball rolling about our upcoming event in May 2023, increasing its awareness, the topics that will be covered, and the new initiatives that will be launched. The MOU signing was the highlight of the reception, establishing our commitment to the industry’s growth and expansion for the years to come.
Chris Morley, Group Director, Seatrade Maritime said:
The networking reception was a step forward in our aim to organise an impactful event, favourable to industry growth and expansion. Through this reception, we were able to provide industry stakeholders with a valuable opportunity to come together and strengthen their relationships with one another.
The maritime and logistics sectors have grown over the years to play a pivotal role in driving regional and global economic growth, and the MOU between the Emirates Shipping Association and Informa Markets provides a platform for its stakeholders to network, exchange ideas, and engage with industry leaders.
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