International Ship Engineering Service (ISES) Association Ltd becomes a supporting partner of the upcoming Sea Asia Exhibition 2017.
SEA ASIA 2017 SET TO HOST INDUSTRY LEADERS FROM OVER 80 COUNTRIES
Sea Asia 2017, the region’s anchor maritime exhibition and leading forum for analysis and debate on key issues facing the industry, is gearing up to host more than 16,000 people from over 80 countries this 25-27 April at Marina Bay Sands®, Singapore.
Taking place as part of the 12th Singapore Maritime Week (22-28 April), it will be graced and opened by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan.
Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, said this edition of Sea Asia will provide a platform for maritime leaders from around the world to address trends and challenges.
According to statistics released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore remained the world’s top bunkering port in 2016. Total cargo tonnage and vessel arrival tonnage also increased by 3.0 and 6.3 per cent respectively in 2016 compared to 2015.
This year’s edition of Sea Asia will feature 10 national pavilions – four of which are new to Sea Asia. These are the Japan, South Korea, Denmark and Greece pavilions. Over 300 exhibitors from across different sectors around the world will also be showcasing their latest and innovative maritime products and solutions.
Notably, the Sea Asia conference will see six shipping industry leaders debate for and against the motion at the inaugural Parliamentary Debate. The leaders will each share their thoughts on the motion, ‘This House believes that the best days of the private independent shipowner are over’.
Seatrade Chairman, Mr Chris Hayman, said current developments in the industry today, such as the challenging offshore and marine sector and the implications of smart shipping, will also form significant parts of discussions at Sea Asia 2017.
Other topics that will be discussed at the Sea Asia 2017 conference include the importance of technical change and innovation for the industry, the future of freight markets, and the opportunity for ship finance against a challenging market environment and more demanding regulatory framework.