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International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) 61st Convention
14:00 - 21:00 Al Multaqua Ballroom

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The annual International Shipsuppliers & Services Association (ISSA) Convention, along with its local National Association, the UAE National Ship Suppliers Association (U.N.S.S.A), is staging its 61st Convention in conjunction with Seatrade Maritime Middle East (SMME) 2016, the maritime meeting place in the Middle East.

The Convention will run from 31 October – 2 November 2016 and is a must-attend for maritime industry professionals to connect with leading shipowners, managers and suppliers; learn the latest market trends and innovative solutions; and explore new business opportunities.

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Economic Forum: Challenges and Prospects (session sponsored by ABS)
16:00 - 17:30 Show floor forum area
President & Chief Executive Officer
Minister of Maritime Affairs
Panama Maritime Authority
Chief Executive Officer
Tufton Oceanic Finance Group
Managing Director
Founder & Managing Director
E Treanor Media

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The World will continue to face economic challenges on multiple fronts in 2016, with a slowing Chinese economy, collapsing commodity prices and geopolitical tensions continuing to pose threats.  Now with the economic and market fallout of BREXIT continuing to cause shockwaves in the international community, the global economy is entering a period of uncertainty.

Although greatly lowered oil prices and weakened currencies are keeping the European and Japanese economies buoyant, emerging economies are increasingly fragile and are becoming real sources of concern. The start of 2016, has seen the US Federal Reserve commence monetary tightening, Europe continuing its struggle to manage both migrant and debt crises, as well as doubts continuing to remain about China’s financial stability; now with the BREXIT vote, it is evident that economic recoveries and market up-turns are less likely to be realised in the foreseeable future.

A panel of experts and thought leaders from a variety of industry backgrounds will assess the most critical issues and evaluate how the global and regional economy is likely to perform given the extraordinary circumstances that are evolving as well as the effect on the commercial prospects for industry, both in the region and internationally.

Discussion topics:

  • Current economic conditions, medium & long-term growth forecast and prospects
  • Impact of the continued market and economic uncertainty following BREXIT
  • Impact of the predicted slowdown in the Chinese economy
  • The outlook for the regional economy in a low oil price environment
  • Strategically important trading partners for the ME region and prospects for greater market and commercial synergies; a South Asia and Africa analysis
  • Key risks to growth, productivity and competiveness
  • Strategies for uncertain times
  • Oil price focus
  • Which regions will lead on economic growth?

MODERATOR: Eithne TREANOR, Founder & Managing Director, E Treanor Media

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Egypt and the Suez Canal Expansion
18:30 - 19:30 Show floor forum area
A K Naggar Group of Companies
Chairman and Managing Director
Suez Canal Authority
Managing Director

Discussion topics:

  • The new Suez Canal project and what it means for world trade and international shipping
  • The Suez Canal Special Economic Zone: a blueprint for economic development in the Arab Republic of Egypt
  • The implications of the new Suez Canal: the user’s perspective
  • Canal transits and the state of the shipping markets
  • Port development and the opportunity for inward investment
  • Egypt - a pivot on the Silk Route

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