The Abu Dhabi Global Summit of ​Marine and Maritime Leaders 2017


January 24, 2017    
All Day


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Following the three very successful conferences held in 2014, 2015 and 2016 in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we are happy to present the “4th Maritime Forum UAE 2017 – The Abu Dhabi Global Summit of Marine and Maritime Leaders The UAE maritime and shipping market expansion” to be held on Tuesday 24 January 2017 in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The conference will be held in the framework of the Abu Dhabi Maritime week.

It is again hosted by TASNEEF and organized by Mare Forum.

To book your place, please visit the dedicated website here.


The event accentuates the importance of the growth of the Maritime and Shipping sector in the Emirates and its growing recognition as a global maritime centre.

The Forum will bring together leaders of both the local, the regional and international marine, maritime, shipping, trade and commodities, banking, maritime tourism representatives, energy and services industries and will be the fourth of a series of international forums in the Emirates with the focus on the world-wide attention to the growing importance and emerging stature of the region within industry circles.

This event will be the fourth of its kind in the Middle East, Indian sub-continent and Africa. Analyzing UAE’s significant role in the region, and the world, the current and future trade and  shipping  trends,  the  conference  will  examine  the  future  of  the promising Maritime  Cluster  and  maritime  hub  of  UAE  and  the    Gulf. It will examine the dynamics of today and by focusing on 2030 explore how maritime UAE will look like in the next 15 years and beyond, and what strategies and goals for this sector will come into play, including topics relating to shipping, shipbuilding, yachting, logistics, taxes, finance, shipping law, ship repair, manufacturing, tourism, port and terminals and crew manning services industries.

The entire local and international maritime supply chain will gather at this distinguished event where the exchange of information and ideas will provide for a great conference experience. This will all take place in an open, stimulating, free-flowing and attractive environment combined with informal discussions which once again will demonstrate the successful hallmark of the Mare Forum formula.


Views will be shared and debated by ship-owners and ship-operators, shipbuilders and ship repairers, equipment manufacturers, crew manning agents, industry associations, charterers, traders, analysts, bankers, consultants and entrepreneurs, classification societies, policy-makers, regulators, maritime lawyers, port and terminal operators, yacht owners and yacht services representatives, the media and other members of the maritime community from the region and all over the world who will take an active part at this prestigious conference. The conference will provide an interactive forum to participants to network, learn, discuss and debate all contemporary and future themes in the shipping, marine, yachting and maritime industries in UAE, the Region and the World.

High level session chairmen, speakers, session panelists, discussion panelists and audience will contribute to a day packed with knowledge transfer, exchange of visions, experience and stimulating discussions. The openly approach of this type of Mare Forum conferences produces a wonderful environment for brainstorming, sharing and improving knowledge and intelligence.

The Mare Forum conferences are considered by many to be among the most global and influential forums for the maritime and shipping industry. Currently events are held in Europe, North and South America, South East Asia and the Middle East.

We look forward to welcoming you in Abu Dhabi.


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