Dubai, United Arab Emirates – Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East (SMLME), the leading maritime and logistics event in the region, announced the opening of registration for its 2023 edition. Taking place on 16-18 May 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, this year's conference and exhibition aims to bring together industry leaders, experts, and decision-makers from across the region to share ideas aimed at driving innovation and progress in the sector.

Prompted by recent fluctuations in the global supply chain due to unprecedented challenges, the event has expanded its scope to include maritime logistics as part of its focus, thus serving as a bridge between the two vital industries dedicated to maintaining the flow of trade around the world.

Unparalleled opportunities for growth

The conference and exhibition provide a unique opportunity for attendees to learn about the latest industry trends and developments, gain insights from leading experts in the field, network with peers, and strike valuable business deals. A comprehensive program of keynote speeches, panel discussions, and technical sessions will cover a wide range of topics relevant to the maritime and logistics sectors, and throw light on opportunities for innovation and growth.

H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport Affairs, MOEI UAE said: "Innovation and constant enhancement of capabilities is a key driving factor for the development and continued success of the UAE's maritime and logistics sectors. The UAE is home to 20 ports, each of them proudly relying on advanced solutions to upscale their cost and operational efficiency. Additionally, we have over 27,000 maritime companies in the country, working along the lines of our national policy to continually improve their performance through technology and best practices. SMLME will play a vital role in the further development of these organisations and ports as it serves as a reservoir of ideas for the industry, and provides an integrated knowledge base for industry leaders, experts, and decision-makers."

Bringing together thought leaders

Speaking on the added advantages offered by Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East, Chris Morley, Group Director, Seatrade Maritime emphasised: "We truly realise the value of bringing together industry thought leaders, experts, and decision-makers from across the region to discuss important topics, and share vital insights in order to ensure resilience, and catalyse the growth of the sector. Registration is open for our flagship Middle East event, and we are very optimistic regarding the success of the 2023 edition of the event, particularly because of our added focus on the logistics sector and countless examples of feedback from customers who are keen to re-connect and grow business. As always, our purpose will be to serve as a think-tank, generating new ideas and practical solutions for some of the most pressing concerns facing the industry.”

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About UAE Maritime Week

UAE Maritime Week is the essential meeting place for professionals with a vested interest in developing the maritime sector across the UAE. Taking place annually, the week-long series of events provides participants with a critical opportunity to meet, build partnerships and exchange ideas as the region continues to emerge as a prominent industry hub. Held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE Maritime Week 2023 is driven by Informa Markets Maritime and will take place from 15 – 19 May in Dubai.

About Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East

Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East is the Middle East's largest maritime trade event and conference. The event witnesses the region's largest gathering of ship owners and connects them with thousands of proactive industry professionals from both the local and international maritime markets. The highly anticipated event returns to Dubai every two years and provides an unparalleled arena for those looking to do business across the prosperous Middle East market. It provides a gateway for local businesses to meet with key international stakeholders. Now in its tenth edition, the event caters to all maritime businesses with a vested interest in the Middle East market.

Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East Press Contacts:
Suzanne Tiago
Head of Marketing – Maritime & Logistics
Informa Markets
(Middle East)
Effat Mostafa
Executive Director
Tactics Marketing Management