Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), on the current edition of UAE Maritime Week starting this Sunday
UAE Maritime Week has reached its fifth edition and I congratulate the organisers and patrons of this annual global event. It is another promising week of success for the maritime sector, not only in the UAE but throughout the region and the world. Over the past four editions, the UAE has further strengthened its position in the global maritime sector as an important player in bringing together leading maritime experts and industry stalwarts in ports, transport and shipping. We have witnessed the changing trends and the continuous engagement of all stakeholders to enhance the sector towards a more sustainable future. This year, we will continue to see the initiatives by some of the world’s best-in-class infrastructure and logistics facilities, highly innovative services and pioneering developments in marine arbitration, among others.
At the same time, UAE Maritime Week has remained to become an important and open venue for debate and constructive dialogue on many local, regional and international issues. This has proved highly beneficial for all stakeholders in charting the path of the future of the maritime industry following the unprecedented global changes around us. There is conscious effort within the sector to explore research and development, as well as innovation and technology to find solutions to today’s challenges.