The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) is set to discuss the fundamentals of the maritime community amid the rapid global changes as well as the major efforts to catapult Dubai into one of the world’s best maritime centers at the Dubai Maritime Agenda 2019.
The event will be held on September 22, 2019 - the first day of the UAE Maritime Week 2019 - under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council.
Amer Ali, executive director, DMCA, said that the Dubai Maritime Agenda 2019 will provide a global platform for maritime industry leaders to discuss the latest developments and issues affecting the local and international maritime sectors.
Ali noted that the presence of high-level international stakeholders and leaders in the gathering will serve as another strong reaffirmation of Dubai’s leading position as an influential player in the local and global maritime communities.
“During the first session of the Dubai Maritime Agenda, we will discuss the impact of global trade on shipping, the implications of fluctuating oil prices, the basics of the maritime industry in relation to the growing Chinese economy, and the United Kingdom’s impending exit from the European Union, popularly known as Brexit,” said Ali.
“The DMCA will tackle as well the international community’s readiness to implement the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) directives to reduce the sulfur content of marine fuels used in open seas and adopt alternative fuels as part of the global movement to build a carbon-free future. To start strong through the first session, the Dubai Maritime Agenda will cover a range of maritime issues of global importance, from operational efficiency and environmental sustainability to regional and global laws and treaties,” he added.
The Dubai Maritime Agenda 2019 is one of the main highlights of the UAE Maritime Week 2019. The UAE Maritime Week is a unified platform for global maritime industry leaders to discuss the future of the maritime community driven by innovation, knowledge, and smart transformation.
The event will explore growth prospects in the maritime trade as well as provide a venue for sharing of the best practices and experiences. Dubai, in particular, will share its efforts to become a major maritime hub for global trade.