MARE FORUM DUBAI 2014

Under the Patronage of
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Crown Prince of Dubai & Chairman of Dubai Executive Council

Mare Forum
partners with
Drydocks World & Maritime World

to present
- Global Leaders Maritime Summit -
Exploring the future of the shipping, marine & maritime industries
in the MESAA region & its global impact

February 25th, 2014

Hotel Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam
Dubai

 


 

Mare Forum in partnership with Drydocks World & Maritime World are pleased to announce the 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit 2014 to be held on Tuesday, February 25 2014 at the Hotel Madinat Jumeirah Mina A’Salam in Dubai, UAE.

The 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Summit aims to bring together leaders of both the regional and international marine, maritime and shipping industries and will be the first of a series of international forums in Dubai with the focus on the world-wide attention to the growing importance and emerging stature of Dubai & the region within industry circles.

The summit will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Office. The royal patronage accorded to this event accentuates the importance of the growth of the Maritime and Shipping sector in Dubai and its growing recognition as a global maritime centre. This Mare Forum event will be the first of its kind in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent and Africa.

The main sessions of the Summit will focus topics and debate issues relating to
• The Big Picture-global geopolitical considerations today and in the future and examine the world economy, its energy and resource needs and challenges, trade patterns and how this will impact on the maritime industry

• Global Trade, energy and commodities outlook focusing on the supply and demand for oil & gas, iron ore, steel, coal and other major commodities. This will take into account the views put forward by producers, buyers and traders from different parts of the globe, debate issues relating to the commodities markets and routing issues and the signs of improved market outlook for commodities. The session will also consider the role of gas in an expanding energy market, the opportunities that the offshore industry can provide to the shipping industry, the challenges and upsides for oil and gas exploration & production and the basics for growth in the LNG market.

• Views from shipbrokers, traders, analysts and shipowners and operators will be debated to examine the ‘Light ahead in the Tunnel’ with the session examining the liquid, dry bulk and container market outlook as well as the outlook per ship type. Issues on how shipping can be profitable in a changed market economy, future shipping trends, the creation of a profitable and sustainable shipping industry and trends in shipping rates will be discussed. Offshore perspectives including the economic viability of environmentally friendly vessels and the dynamics in relation to China will be debated.

• Investments and financing issues especially those relating to new ships, new fuels, environmentally friendly business innovations and technological advances will no doubt draw a lot of attention. The economic issues relating to such investments, the advantages and disadvantages of such technology, the role of LNG in the future, ballast water management and the timing of implementing new regulations are certain to elicit plenty of interest. Where will the financing for these new investments come from-the banks or through private and public resources?

• Closer to home, a full conference session will be devoted to the future of the Dubai Maritime Cluster. This will examine the Dubai dynamics of today and the future and look at what the Emirate will look like in the next 10 to 20 years and beyond. The strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to logistics, taxes, shipbuilding, shipping law, ports and terminals and attendant service industries will evoke interest.

Views will be shared and debated from ship-owners and operators, charterers, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, regulators, port and terminal operators, the media and other members of the maritime community from the region and all over the world taking an active part at this prestigious conference. The Summit will provide an active forum to participants to network, learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and urgent themes in the shipping, marine and maritime industries.

Adding further impetus to this event will be the support, collaboration and cooperation provided by the Dubai Council for Marine & Maritime Industries (DCMMI), the specialized industry council formed to promote the interests of the shipping, marine and maritime industry and services and sea transportation in Dubai and the UAE as a global hub and a centre which will focus on excellence, investment and talent building.

In the event you wish to explore B2B opportunities in Dubai either pre or post conference opportunities will be made available and further details will follow on the website.

If you are interested in Global and Middle East maritime and shipping business, and if you want to know what’s next in Middle East and the World we invite you to attend the 1st Mare Forum Dubai Global Leaders Maritime Summit. You will find your answers here.

Together with a very high level international audience, participants will plunge in a pool of booming business and new network opportunities which focus the Middle East, South Asia and Africa (MESAA) region.

 


We look forward to welcoming you in Dubai,


 

Jannis Kostoulas
President
Mare Forum
Khamis Juma Buamim
Chairman
Drydocks and Maritime World


 



    
 

The programme with the list of speakers and discussion panelists will be published soon


 

    Monday 24 February 2014
18:00   Registration
19:30   Conference Dinner
    Tuesday 25 February 2014
08:00   Registration
 
Opening and Welcome
 
09:00   keynote speakers to be announced
 
    session 1

 The Big Picture
 
 
Global geopolitical considerations today and in the future and examine the world economy, its energy and resource needs and challenges, trade patterns and how this will impact on the maritime industry
 
09:40 Speakers to be announced
 
10:20 break
 
    session 2

 Global Trade, energy and commodities outlook
 

Focusing on the supply and demand for oil & gas, iron ore, steel, coal and other major commodities. This will take into account the views put forward by producers, buyers and traders from different parts of the globe, debate issues relating to the commodities markets and routing issues and the signs of improved market outlook for commodities. The session will also consider the role of gas in an expanding energy market, the opportunities that the offshore industry can provide to the shipping industry, the challenges and upsides for oil and gas exploration & production and the basics for growth in the LNG market.
 
10:40 Speakers to be announced
 
11:20 Discussion between the speakers discussion panelists and audience participants

Discussion panelists to be announced
 
12:00 Lunch
 
session 3  

 Light ahead in the Tunnel
 

Views from shipbrokers, traders, analysts and shipowners and operators will be debated to examine the ‘Light ahead in the Tunnel’ with the session examining the liquid, dry bulk and container market outlook as well as the outlook per ship type. Issues on how shipping can be profitable in a changed market economy, future shipping trends, the creation of a profitable and sustainable shipping industry and trends in shipping rates will be discussed. Offshore perspectives including the economic viability of environmentally friendly vessels and the dynamics in relation to China will be debated.
 
13:10 Speakers to be announced
 
14:00 Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants

Discussion panelists to be announced
 
14:40 Break
 
session 4  

  Investments and financing issues


 

Especially those relating to new ships, new fuels, environmentally friendly business innovations and technological advances will no doubt draw a lot of attention. The economic issues relating to such investments, the advantages and disadvantages of such technology, the role of LNG in the future, ballast water management and the timing of implementing new regulations are certain to elicit plenty of interest. Where will the financing for these new investments come from-the banks or through private and public resources?

 
15:00 Speakers to be announced
 
15:40 Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants

Discussion panelists to be announced
 

session 5

 
 The future of the Dubai Maritime Cluster
 


Closer to home, a full conference session will be devoted to the future of the Dubai Maritime Cluster. This will examine the Dubai dynamics of today and the future and look at what the Emirate will look like in the next 10 to 20 years and beyond. The strategies and goals for this sector including topics relating to logistics, taxes, shipbuilding, shipping law, ports and terminals and attendant service industries will evoke interest.
 
16:10 Speakers to be announced
 
16:40 Discussion between the speakers, discussion panellists and audience participants

Discussion panelists to be announced
 
17:50 Conclusions and synthesis
18:00 Post Summit Reception


 

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