Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to address present-day issues and chart new paths

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*   Over 40 key movers and shakers in global maritime to lead global discourse on hot-seat issues affecting the maritime industry.
*   Inaugural APM Leaders’ Forum to spotlight progressive topics such as digitalisation and women leaders in maritime.

     SINGAPORE, 7 November 2017 – The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Southeast Asia’s most established maritime, workboat and offshore exhibition and conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 14 – 16 March next year. The biennial event will expect to play host to more than 1,500 international exhibiting companies from 60 countries, and over 15,000 trade visitors from Asia.

     Although signs of slow recovery in the global maritime sector this year brought relief to an industry that has been depressed in recent years, some industry leaders are holding onto cautious optimism that the global maritime industry will start to ease in 2018, encouraged by indicators such as the recovering energy sector. The digitalisation wave also signals renewed opportunities for players to explore and implement innovative ways to operate with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

     In the face of these industry changes, APM introduces the inaugural APM Leaders’ Forum (14 March 2018) in celebration of its 15th edition. Marking the start of the three-day conference, sessions will see industry masterminds discuss and debate the outlook, opportunities and threats in 2018, digital disruptors, digitalisation, women in maritime, the new normal in the industry and shipbuilding in Asia.

     2018 will also see APM presenting its strongest line-up of keynote and conference speakers, with over 40 key shakers and movers in the maritime, workboat and offshore industry. They will lead thought-provoking dialogues as they deep dive into hot issues affecting the maritime industry.

     “Over the last 30 years, APM has become a crucial business platform connecting the global maritime world to Asia. Not only to do business, but to enable discussions on regional developments and major industry shifts, by bringing together business leaders and experts in their respective fields to share their knowledge, insights and forecast that will help industry players reshape their business strategies, navigate new frontiers and discover new business opportunities, which is especially important in this market climate,” said Yeow Hui Leng, Senior Project Director, Asia Pacific Maritime.

     Registration to APM 2018 is now open. Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 will be held from 14 – 16 March 2018 at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

     More information about APM 2018 is available on https://www.apmaritime.com.

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