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Ship Building, Fleet Expansion and Diversification
09:00 - 10:15
Chief Executive Officer
Al Blagha Group
Chief Executive Officer
Marine & Offshore Manager, Middle East & Africa
Lloyd’s Register
Chief Executive Officer
Tufton Oceanic (Middle East) Limited
Vice President, Business Development
International Maritime Industries (IMI)
  • Saudi Arabia’s game changing move into large scale rig and ship construction and repair
  • Bahri’s world class role in energy transportation, both crude oil and product
  • The diversification of the fleet into the dry cargo market
  • The outlook for shipbuilding and ship repair in the region 
Creating Industry Expertise and a Highly qualified Saudi Workforce
10:45 - 12:00
Dean, Faculty of Maritime Studies/ Asst. Professor of International Maritime Law
King Abdul Aziz University/ Ministry of Higher Education
Chief Support Officer
SVP – Corporate Services
International Maritime Industries (IMI)
Cambridge Academy of Transport
  • New initiatives to support maritime education in the Kingdom
  • How major players like Bahri and IMI are developing their nationalization HR strategies
  • Retention and career development
  • Managing the impact of high value technology on employment in the maritime industry
Offshore Marine: The Road to Recovery
12:30 - 13:45
Chief Commercial Officer
Topaz Energy & Marine
Ince & Co Middle East LLP
Managing Director
Albwardy Damen

Sponsored by:

  • What will firmer oil prices and improving sentiment mean for the offshore marine sector?   
  • E&P Investment in the region and the implications for service providers 
  • Consolidation in the offshore drilling sector and the outlook for rig operators in the Middle East    
  • The rebalancing of supply and demand in the OSV fleet, favouring younger, more technically advanced vessels 
  • Rig mobilisation, refurbishment and upgrade    
Congress Concluding Address
13:45 - 14:00