DMCA holds inaugural workshop for maritime industrypartners in Dubai
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First-of-its-kind strategic maritime initiativegathers strong response from high-profile industry stakeholders
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority incharge of regulating and supervising all aspects of the maritime sector inDubai, has held today (Monday, June 25, 2012) the first-ever maritimeindustry workshop in Dubai attended by key maritime industry partners in theemirate.
The workshop wasorganized in line with the strategic cooperation and collaboration between DMCAand its industry partners to create an integrated ecosystem that complies withthe highest international standards of sustainability and maritime safety. Theinitiative likewise aims to reinforce Dubai’s position as a leadinginternational maritime hub.
High-profileofficials from different entities were invited to attend the workshop, which isexpected to be organized annually. Among the attendees were representativesfrom Dubai Customs, Dubai Ports Police Station, DP World, Drydocks World, DubaiMunicipality, Department of Tourism, Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) andDubai Maritime City Authority. DMCA expects to gather more participants fromvarious industry segments and governmental and non-governmental bodies in thefuture editions of the workshop.
Serving as aroundtable meeting, the event included presentations by all participatingentities from the maritime industry to shed light on their roles in promotingthe maritime sector, while maintaining sustainable development and ensuringclose communication and collaboration.
Led by DMCA, theworkshop also featured an in-depth discussion of pressing issues related to theEmirate’s efforts to boost its maritime competitiveness at the regionaland global level. The participants also exchanged knowledge and experiences toachieve their mutual goals and aspirations.
“Theworkshop is the first of its kind in Dubai to gather such extensiveparticipation from key industry players in the country to discuss thedevelopment of the maritime industry,” said Amer Ali, CEO, Dubai Maritime City Authority.“Organizing regular workshops, meetings and seminars with industrystakeholders can contribute to the establishment of effective channels ofcooperation and communication to benefit the Emirate and support its strategiesto promote maritime services. The participation of strategic industry partnersdemonstrates the ongoing efforts to achieve better results in line with ourmutual aspirations to support vital businesses and promote integration anddevelopment in the country and region.”
“We havetouched on all the issues of mutual interest, with particular focus on theorganization and development of the maritime sector and promotion of maritimesafety, sustainability and competitiveness. We believe that this meeting willplay a significant role in our attempt to lay down more effective strategiesthat can strengthen Dubai’s foothold as a leading hub for maritimedevelopment and excellence,” he added.