Seatrade Maritime Middle East - the maritime meeting place for the Middle East, will return for its 9th edition this October to Dubai, UAE.

2018 will be an important year for the maritime industries of the Middle East. Global trade recovery will stimulate further investment by the region’s port and logistics sector, and accelerate its engagement with smart innovation technologies.

As some of its leading owners continue their tanker fleet modernisation programmes, new entrants such as the BahriBunge joint venture will expand the region’s dry bulk shipping capability.  The official launch in January 2018 of a $5.2 billion mega yard in Saudi Arabia, to meet Saudi Aramco’s offshore production and transport needs, will, when completed, further enhance the region’s claim to be a major centre for shipbuilding and ship repair.  With its success in gaining election to the IMO Council, the UAE is taking another important step towards establishing itself as a multi-dimensional global maritime hub.

Seatrade Maritime Middle East, the region’s world class Maritime Convention, will draw together all the important strands of this complex and innovative maritime community. For those who want to do business in this market, there is no better place to see at first hand the opportunities it offers and to meet those who are driving it forward.

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and as part of UAE Maritime Week, Seatrade Maritime Middle East has firmly established its place in the market as the platform for the maritime and shipping industries to do business, network and unveil new products and services. The 2016 event in numbers:

Exhibitors: 194 exhibiting stands
Visitors: 8302 attendees from 90 countries - an 8.8% increase from the previous chapter in 2014
Exhibition: 5551sqm net space - a 11% increase on the 2014 event

The event is an opportunity to:

Learn more about the industry in the region
Get an update on the market
Network and do business with key industry majors in one place during 3 days of exhibition, conference programme and networking events.

We are certain that the event will offer you a learning and networking platform like no other!