Exhibitor and Sponsor Case Studies

The Seatrade Maritime Middle East team have launched a series of case studies, speaking with our valued customers about their attendance at Seatrade Maritime Middle East and the benefits to them as an exhibiting business.

As well as delving into the history of the organisation(s) in question, we gain insight through a series of questions including:

• How did you hear about Seatrade Maritime Middle East?
• Why did you choose to exhibit at Seatrade Maritime Middle East?
• What are your business objectives for the year and how does exhibiting support these?
• Are you currently facing any industry challenges?
• What are your views on the current climate for ship building, ship management and the oil and gas industry?
• What would you like to say to your target audience at Seatrade Maritime Middle East?


We've managed to grab some time with Mr. Hisham Alkhaldi, Senior VP – Human Resources & Corporate Communications from Bahri who discusses their attendance at Seatrade Maritime Middle East and their vision to connect economies, share prosperity and drive excellence in global logistics services.

Bahri is a global leader in logistics and transportation. Established as the national shipping carrier of Saudi Arabia, Bahri has played a leading role in the transformation and growth of the global shipping industry through an unrelenting focus on innovation and a commitment to delivering technology-driven, value-added onshore and offshore services.



We have spent some time with Salem Marafi, Manager, Operations & Business Development – Shipyard from Heisco, who discusses their attendance at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018 and views on the current
climate for ship building, ship management and the oil and gas industry.

HEISCO is the primary ship repair & ship building, engineering and procurement company in the State of Kuwait with a diversified range of business in marine, power, pressure, equipment manufacturing, dredging & marine construction and other industrial services including heavy industry projects.

Nico International

We’ve been lucky enough to get some time with Prakash Kumar, General Manager of Nico International, who have been exhibting at Seatrade Maritime Middle East since 2006.

The genesis of NICO International dates back to 1947, with the establishment of a small workshop in Gothenburg, Sweden to carry out marine engine repairs. With its headquarters in Dubai since 1973, NICO International is one of the world’s leading marine & industrial engineering group. The period since then has not only seen Nico International’s various acquisitions and joint ventures, but also the diversifying into different activities.


CSO Alliance

We've been fortunate to spend some time with Mark Sutcliffe, Managing Director of CSO Alliance, who discusses their presentation and debate at Seatrade Maritime Middle East, how recent developments in cybersecurity have impacted the maritime industry and much more.

An expanding, global members only risk management platform for maritime, port and oil and gas.

CSO Alliance offers strength in ‘Security through Community’ by providing a secure platform for maritime, port and oil & gas security officers that facilitates incident reporting and analysis, as well as providing an expanding collaborative environment. They  are a one-stop-shop for a cost effective, threat-informed, risk-based approach to maritime security.

BAE Systems

We've managed to grab some time with Adrian Skidmore, Energy Solutions & Services – Platform Energy Projects from BAE Systems who the SEAS fuel optimisation software for ships, which will be on display at Seatrade Maritime MIddle East. 

BAE Systems help their customers to stay a step ahead when protecting people and national security, critical infrastructure and vital information. This is a long-term commitment involving significant investments in skills. They also work closely with local partners to support economic development through the transfer of knowledge, skills and technology.


Francois Marine and Offshore

We’ve been lucky enough to get some time with Dominic Fernandez, Head of Francois Marine and Offshore, who believes sponsoring Seatrade Maritime Middle East enables them to maximise their exposure and visibility in front of an engaged maritime network.

Providing a diverse range of highly-tailored marine and offshore supply and logistics solutions to industry-leading clients, Francois Marine and Offshore is part of a family of companies owned by the Northern Marine Group, itself a subsidiary of Stena AB, one of the world’s leading shipping conglomerates. Established in 1988 and incorporated in Singapore, Francois Marine and Offshore has grown to become the industry specialist in offshore marine supplies, logistics and supply chain management and offshore catering services.

King Abdullah Port

We've been fortunate to spend some time with Mr. Rayan Qutub, CEO of King Abdullah Port, who discusses the ports growth, ambitions for 2018 and why it is important to have a platform at Seatrade Maritime Middle East.

Strategically located on the Red Sea coast on one of the world’s busiest maritime shipping lanes and with direct access to extensive transportation networks and urban centers, King Abdullah Port is the first privately owned, developed and operated commercial port in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

King Abdullah Port occupies a total area of 17 square kilometers and enjoys close proximity to King Abdullah Economic City’s Industrial Valley and the bonded zone. The port is making an increasingly important contribution to the Kingdom’s regional and global role in trade, logistics and shipping.

Reach and Rescue Case Study

Reach and Rescue

We have spent some time with Jo Taylor, Global Sales Director from Reach & Rescue, who discusses plans to build their presence in the Middle East and their attendance at Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2018.

When firefighters realised they were missing a vital component in their water rescue procedure, they needed an innovative solution. Rather than turning to safety gear experts, it was the manufacturing industry that they asked for help. As such, Reach and Rescue have created an innovative and revolutionary lifesaving invention.


We've managed to grab some time with Ron Droogleever, Managing Director from Scandia who discusses their new offices and warehouse opening in 2018.

Scandia are industry leaders in the design, production, and delivery of apparel and PPE for the maritime, offshore, and cruise industries. What began as a family business nearly 45 years ago has since gone worldwide from Rotterdam, Singapore, Houston, and, soon, Dubai. Still, they remain a family business of skilled, relentless innovators and expert partners to their longstanding clients.

Scandia Exhibitor Case Study
Lloyds Register Exhibitor Case Study

Lloyd's Register

We’ve been lucky enough to get some time with Tony Field, Marine & Offshore Manager from Lloyd's Register, who believes that exhibiting at Seatrade Maritime Middle East is key to their overall strategy.

Lloyd's Register started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, they are one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology – improving safety and increasing the performance of critical infrastructures for clients in over 75 countries worldwide. The profits generated fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything they do.