Being organised under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, Minister of State, Government of Qatar, the three-day maritime industry event, which will feature some of the biggest names of the global...... Read More
Being organised under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani, Minister of State, Government of Qatar, the three-day maritime industry event, which will feature some of the biggest names of the global maritime industry, is scheduled to take place from March 18, 2007 to March 20, 2007 at the Qatar International Exhibition Centre in the country's capital city.
Announcing the mega event, Mr. Satish Khanna, General Manager, Al Fajer Information & Services, the organisers of Ship & Port, said: 'The event will offer an excellent opportunity to foster the growth of shipping and logistics industry of the country, where major multi-billion dollar maritime projects are already under way.'
It is for the first time that Qatar will host a maritime industry event of the magnitude of Ship & Port.
Explaining Al Fajer's decision to choose Doha to host the second edition of Ship & Port, Mr. Satish Khanna said: 'Qatar is now a major player in the global maritime industry, not just of the region. The country is set to become the world's largest liquefied natural gas producer. Ras Laffan Industrial City, situated on the north-east coast of the country, has grown to be a thriving energy related industrial base in a very short time. The energy produced here will have to be transported in specially strengthened ships to users spread across the globe. This demand has lead to global maritime industry players flocking to Qatar. We believe Ship & Port Qatar will provide the right impetus to the development of the country's maritime and logistics industry.'
He further said: 'Ship & Port Qatar will feature the region's leading port authorities and industry stake holders, and will provide an excellent platform to showcase the latest in technology, products and services, as well as offer unrivalled networking opportunities for the professionals in the industry. The event will help trade and technology seekers to network with the entire spectrum of the maritime industries suppliers from all over the world.'
Ship & Port Qatar is expected to offer a platform to strike lucrative new deals and encounter many promising opportunities and solutions to the operational and commercial challenges that the maritime industry professionals face. The show will attract a whole gamut of visitors including ship owners, equipment suppliers and professionals belonging to the industry. Leading officials from the region's marine fishing industry, shipyards, harbours and port authorities, shipping and trading firms are also expected to attend.
Talking about the opportunities that the event would bring to the region's shipping industry, a spokesperson of Qatar Navigation, a co-sponsor of Ship & Port Qatar, said: 'Ship & Port Qatar will be an ideal platform for the region's maritime industry to compare and benchmark against global players and their practices. There is a certain need to create more effective channels to standardise safety standards in shipping among countries of the region. This event will provide an opportunity to evaluate the need.'
The tentative list of exhibitors include Conapro DENA BMS/SIMRAD, VOITH (Saudi Arabia/Qatar), Guven - Grab & Machine (Turkey), Hygrpha (Germany), Informa Asia Publishing Limited (Hong Kong), IRSHAD (UAE), Lloyds Register Fairplay (UK), Marine Services Co (Qatar), Micad Marine (USA), Pacific Technology (UAE), Penguin Boats (Singapore), Qatar Navigation (Qatar), Qatar Port Authority (Qatar), Radio Holland Middle East (UAE), Reintjes Middle East (UAE), Rich Creation International Limited (Hong Kong), Tech HANDOK (South Korea), Wartsila Gulf (UAE) and Westfalia Separator Mineraloil Systems GmbH (Germany).
The Qatar Port Authority is the principal sponsor of Ship & Port Qatar. The event is co-sponsored by Qatar Navigation. While Qatar Airways is the official carrier of the three-day event, Lloyds Register Fairplay, United Kingdom, is the official media partner. Other industry supporters of the event include Conapro Dena BMS, Qatar, Dubai Shipping Agents Association and Radio Holland.
The international publications who have pledged support to Ship & Port Qatar include Dredging & Port Construction, Fairplay, Lloyds List, Lloyds Ship Manager, Safety at SEA, Solutions and The Link.
The Prime Minister of Ireland is on a state visit to the UAE, accompanied by a 125-member high-powered business delegation to strengthen and promote economic partnership between Ireland and the Emirates. Senior officials o...... Read More
The Prime Minister of Ireland is on a state visit to the UAE, accompanied by a 125-member high-powered business delegation to strengthen and promote economic partnership between Ireland and the Emirates. Senior officials of Al Fajer Properties presented the company's prestigious project, Jumeirah Business Centre Towers in Jumeirah Lakes Towers community, which has attracted substantial Irish investments. His Excellency, Mr. Bertie Ahern said: 'I am very impressed by the interest generated by Al Fajer Properties and its project Jumeirah Business Centre among Irish investors. This is one instance of partnership between investors from Ireland and Dubai and is very much in line with our vision to strengthen bilateral investment flows. I hope to see Al Fajer investments in Ireland and to see the Irish companies in various fields to further strengthen their business with the esteemed Al Fajer group of companies' Commenting on the visit Mr. Bertie Ahern to the offices of Al Fajer Properties, Dr. Shahram Abdullah Zadeh, Chief Executive Officer of Al Fajer Properties, said: 'We are delighted that His Excellency the Prime Minister of Ireland took time out of his busy schedule to visit us. The visit of His Excellency comes at a time when we are in the process of a major expansion in Dubai's freehold real estate sector and soon we will be visiting Ireland to promote and introduce investment opportunities in Dubai.' 'We briefed His Excellency and the Irish delegation on Jumeirah Business Centre Towers, highlighting our partnership with Irish investors, as well as projects in the pipe line. We are confident that this visit will further boost the interest of Irish investors in the properties of Al Fajer and creates an opportunity to cooperate with the leading Irish companies,' he said. Al Fajer Properties is a subsidiary of Al Fajer Enterprises, established in 1965 by its Group President His Highness Sheikh Hasher Bin Maktoum Al Maktoum. Al Fajer Enterprises has rapidly grown to a diversified business entity delivering high quality service to its wide range of clients. With more than 12,000 employees, the Group's business interests over the past 40 years include a leading construction company, property maintenance and management services, engineering and consultancy, international fairs and exhibitions, manufacturing, travel & tourism, pharmaceuticals, general trading and investments & development.