The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has reaffirmed its commitment to promote the local maritime sector’s competitiveness at Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Hamburg 2016, the latest edition of the world’s leading trade fair for the maritime industry. The fair will take place from September 6 to 9, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. DMCA will participate alongside the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote the city’s leadership and standards of excellence to make the emirate one of the world’s most competitive maritime hubs. On top of their participation, DMCA and the Dubai Chamber will also dispatch a trade mission to Germany from September 4 to 10, 2016 to meet with local and international business communities. The meetings will enable the Emirati authorities to highlight the features of the local maritime cluster, strengthen channels for direct communications, explore new investment prospects, and gain access to the latest innovations and emerging trends in the global maritime industry.
DMCA’s attendance in the biennial international fair is a major step towards showcasing the key aspects of the Dubai Maritime Sector Strategy (MSS) developed in accordance with the goals revolve around establishing a sustainable and integrated maritime sector; gaining regional and international investors’ confidence in domestic integrated logistics programs; building world-class infrastructure; and developing maritime regulations and legislations for smooth maritime operations in accordance with the highest professional safety standards, best environmental practices, and local and international resolutions.
The event will also serve as a platform for DMCA to highlight the Dubai Maritime Cluster Office it recently established in response to the government’s efforts to transform the local maritime sector into one of the world’s most comprehensive and competitive maritime clusters. It will introduce the Office’s pivotal role in strengthening the fruitful cooperation among government sector, private entities, and stakeholders involved in local, regional and global maritime activities.
The 3rd edition of Dubai Maritime Week is also expected to gain international interest during SMM Hamburg 2016. To be held from October 30 to November 3, 2016 under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, Dubai Maritime Week is an integrated platform that features the latest emerging trends and best practices to improve the maritime sector locally, regionally, and globally. Prominent international decision makers and maritime industry leaders regularly grace the event. Additionally, this year’s participants of SMM Hamburg will have an opportunity to learn more about Dubai Maritime Summit 2016, the first global maritime summit that will help cement Dubai’s status as an international centre for maritime excellence and innovation. The summit encourages constructive dialogues on the latest global maritime developments to determine the best ways to promote maritime components and their competitiveness.
DMCA and the Dubai Chamber will occupy the UAE pavilion (B3.OG.120) during SMM Hamburg 2016. DMCA delegates headed by Amer Ali will comprise Nawfal Al Jourani, Director of Communications; Eman Alshamsi, Assistant Manager of the Communications Department; Abdullah bin Touq, Senior Manager at the Survey and Inspections Department; and Hanan Al Kashri, Manager of Registration and Licensing.