Why Exhibit at Seatrade Maritime Middle East

The UAE's Largest Gathering of Maritime Professionals

Expand Your Buyer Network


Seatrade Maritime Middle East is the UAE’s most influential maritime event, focused solely on connecting the lucrative Middle East with the global maritime market.


Here, thousands of maritime industry stakeholders, key buyers and procurement managers from around the world convene to create a powerful network of purchasing authority and influence, all under one roof.

Seatrade Maritime Middle East By Numbers


Over 7,500 visitors across three days, with participation from over 80 countries including Maritime's biggest powerhouses.


Over 73% of visitors to Seatrade Maritime Middle East operate at either management level or with higher responsibility.


52% of visitors attend Seatrade Maritime Middle East to learn about new technology and find supplier solutions.


63% of all visitors have influence over purchasing, with over 35% of visitors responsible for a budget worth over $100,000.

Why Seatrade Maritime Middle East?

  • Capitalise on $65bn worth of infrastructure investments across the UAE
  • Showcase what makes your brand a market leader to the UAE’s largest gathering of ship owners, managers and operators
  • Build profitable relationships with a reactive, curious market of over 7,000 industry professionals in real time, not screen time
  • Strengthen existing connections at the UAE’s most pivotal maritime trade show, during UAE Maritime Week
  • Learn how to ensure your operation remains competitive and share best practise across a rich, topical and lively conference agenda
What brings people to Seatrade Maritime Middle East?

Very informative and laid a positive tone for the future of the market. This is a very good platform for the industry to network.

Why Should Your Business Exhibit?

Seatrade Maritime Middle East is by far the best platform to do maritime business and make new contacts within the UAE region.


Where The UAE Maritime Market Does Business


Whether you’re a business based in the UAE looking to meet with the international market, or your business is looking to increase it’s market share in the UAE, Seatrade Maritime Middle East is where you need to be.

Who Should Exhibit at Seatrade Maritime Middle East?

  • Ports and terminals
  • Marine civil engineering
  • Design and naval architecture
  • Ship build and repair
  • Technical and cyber security solutions
  • Fuel and lubricant solutions
  • Safety and security
  • On-board equipment suppliers
  • Logistics and supply
  • Environmental services
  • Classification socities 
  • Regulatory bodies
Why Do Business in the UAE?

"The broad outlook for the UAE’s Maritime Sector is positive.

Following the launch of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030 and growing consumer demands in the emerging markets serviced by Dubai, there is a lot of potential for international companies to explore."

Dubai - the Hub of the UAE Maritime Market

The UAE has been a key beneficiary from the growth of maritime, flexing an impressive increase in container port traffic of over 300% between 2001 and 2017. Investment in portinfrastructure reached $65bn in 2018 – cementing the region’s commitment to seaborne trade and signalling clear opportunity for the international market.

Dubai is continuing to emerge as the maritime hub of the UAE, maintaining the highest Liner Shipping Connectivity Index in the sub-region and rising to take the ninth-place spot as the world’s most important maritime hubs in 2019. 

Seatrade Maritime Middle East isn’t just the UAE’s most influential maritime event.


It represents a global opportunity to create business in one of the industry’s most vibrant, prosperous and promising markets.


To discuss the opportunities for your business, get in touch with our team today.