Creating dialogue among pioneers of the global maritime sector

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) opened the 2nd Dubai Maritime Agenda on Tuesday, 10th October 2017. As a leading international platform held under the umbrella of DMCA, the event included interactive sessions that brought together international experts, decision-makers and maritime leaders to explore the future of maritime sub-sectors influencing the international maritime industry and new means to drive more maritime growth, sustainability, security and safety.

This year’s Dubai Maritime Agenda included strategic sessions on various topics centered mainly on Dubai’s achievements and leading position on the global maritime map. The Agenda highlighted Dubai’s innovative initiatives to build a secure and sustainable maritime environment to attract business and investment in line with the DMCA’s objective of strengthening the role of the maritime sector in supporting the domestic economic diversification policy. International broadcaster and journalist Todd Benjamin moderated five sessions discussing how current conditions in the international markets are reshaping the future of the maritime sector.

Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, said: “The Dubai Maritime Agenda is a major international platform for identifying current developments and prospects for broadening the role of the maritime industry in global economic growth. It offered important outputs in terms of advancing maritime innovation and using cutting-edge technology to ensure safe and secure navigation. This is in line with efforts to develop legislative infrastructure and training frameworks for creating an integrated sector capable of meeting development requirements in the modern world.”

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