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Singapore Celebrates The “10th Singapore Maritime Week”

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Singapore celebrates 10th Singapore Maritime Week in conjunction with SG50 with People, Ideas and Opportunities

Delegates representing port authorities, CEOs, industry leaders, and maritime experts and professionals worldwide will converge in Singapore at the 10th Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2015 from 19 to 24 April 2015 to discuss key trends, opportunities and challenges facing the maritime industry today.

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Comprising trade conferences and public events, SMW 2015 will feature 30 events. About 54,000 public participants and high-level delegates are expected to attend these events.
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Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW 2015 is a flagship event that brings together the international maritime community in Singapore for a week of high-level programming to profile Maritime Singapore. 2015 is especially significant as SMW marks its 10th anniversary, at the same time that Singapore celebrates its 50th birthday this year.
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Themed People, Ideas and Opportunities, SMW 2015 will be a key platform to promote thought leadership and business opportunities, as well as offer good networking opportunities for the who’s who in the maritime industry. SMW 2015 is a good showcase of Singapore’s vibrant maritime cluster, from shipping, offshore marine, ancillary services to research and development. Community outreach events will also be enhanced with a public exhibition that tells the past, present and future story of Maritime Singapore.
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This year, SMW 2015 will bring together thought leaders from around the world. With ongoing election at the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Singapore is pleased to host all the IMO Secretary-General candidates. These include Mr Lim Ki-tack, President of Busan Port Authority; Mr Andreas Chrysostomou, Acting Director, Department of Merchant Shipping, Cyprus; Dr Maximo Q Mejia, Administrator, Maritime Industry Authority, Philippines, Mr Andreas Nordseth, Director-General, Danish Maritime Authority, Mr Juvenal J.M. Shiundu, Deputy Director/Head of Programme Management, IMO; and Mr. Vitaly Klyuev, Deputy Director Department of the State Policy for Maritime and River Transport, Ministry of Transport, Russia. Mr Koji Sekimizu, the Secretary-General of IMO, will also be in Singapore.
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In addition, MPA will be organising the inaugural Port Authorities Roundtable to bring port authorities together to share and discuss issues and ideas. MPA is also organising the Advanced Maritime Leadership Programme, a unique immersive executive development programme that seeks to further hone the leadership skills of senior maritime leaders and build new capacity to transform their organisations.
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Another key event is the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference, a new and dedicated platform for industry and technology solution providers, as well as research institutes, to meet and collaborate. Technology solutions for the maritime sector will also be profiled.
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Mr Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “The Singapore maritime industry has transformed over the last 50 years. With the evolving maritime landscape, it is critical that we keep abreast of industry trends and work closely with partners to remain relevant for the next 50 years. SMW aims to prepare maritime leaders with new thought leadership events and networking opportunities so that they can collaborate and better address new and complex challenges ahead. At the same time, we want to better and more closely engage the public to raise the profile of the maritime industry.”
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People

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MPA and its MaritimeOne partners – Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), and the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) – will kick off SMW 2015 with a first ever Maritime Heritage Exhibition. Titled“Maritime Singapore: From Trading Post to Global Hub”, the exhibition will be held at the Marina Bay Sands Events Plaza from 19 – 24 April 2015. To mark SG50, the special exhibition will trace the evolution of Maritime Singapore from its humble beginnings to its emergence as a global hub port and an international maritime centre. The exhibition will also offer a peek into the shared future of Maritime Singapore.
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During the week, more than 1,000 students and members of the public will also go on SMW Maritime Learning Journeysthat include a sea tour to the Raffles Lighthouse. This complements the ongoing efforts to generate public interest in the maritime sector and to profile the exciting career opportunities.
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Besides these events, members of the public can also look forward to more outreach activities later this year. These include the launch of the second edition of the Singapore Maritime Trails, and the Amazing Maritime Challenge in September to be held in conjunction with World Maritime Day. These activities are part of MPA’s ongoing efforts to promote Maritime Singapore and careers in the maritime sector.
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Ideas

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For the maritime industry, SMW 2015 is an ideal platform to exchange ideas and discuss issues or developments in the industry. The variety of events at this year’s SMW generates and showcases Singapore’s thought leadership on maritime issues.
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Sea Asia 2015, a biennial international exhibition and conference, is now in its 5th edition. It is expected to attract more than 14,000 participants from over 60 countries. The exhibition will be 30 percent larger with over 400 exhibitors from more than 30 countries. A key highlight will be the Sea Asia Global Forum, in which speakers such as Christian Clausen, President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Nordea Bank; Khalid Hashim, Managing Director, Precious Shipping Ltd; Tom Boardley, Marine Director, Lloyd’s Register and Vice President, UK Chamber of Shipping; Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman, BW Group; and S.S. Teo, Managing Director, Pacific International Lines Pte Ltd will discuss trends and issues impacting the maritime industry.
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Mr Tung Chee Chen, Chairman of the Orient Overseas (International) Ltd (OOIL), the parent company of Orient Overseas Container Line Ltd (OOCL), will be sharing his insights on The Changing Dynamics of the Container Shipping Industry at theSingapore Maritime Lecture on 22 April 2015. Mr Tung joins the line up of prominent personalities invited to share their insights on key maritime issues at this prestigious annual lecture series.
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The International Chemical and Oil Pollution Conference and Exhibition (ICOPCE) 2015 brings together stakeholders to develop next generation strategies to help the industry manage evolving risks. It will discuss topics such as incident management, dealing with changing risk profiles and use of technology in managing spills.
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The ReCAAP Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference will feature two scenario-based panel discussions using case studies based on real incidents that occurred in Asia.
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IBC Asia will organise four offshore conferences for the offshore maritime community to get the latest offshore developments and opportunities. The conferences include the Offshore Marine Crewing and Manning Summit, Floating Production Storage and Offloading Conference, Offshore Drilling Conference and Offshore Support Vessels Conference.
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At TOC Asia 2015, economic experts and supply chain stakeholders will analyse the fundamental challenges and opportunities presented by the shifting drivers of regional and global trade. TOC Asia comprises two concurrent debating forums – the Container Supply Chain (CSC) Conference and the TECH TOC Conference.
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Opportunities

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The many SMW events create opportunities for delegates to meet, network and forge new and closer business relationships.
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The biennial Singapore International Maritime Awards, a gala dinner and awards ceremony, will honour individuals and companies for their outstanding contributions to Maritime Singapore. This year, the event will also recognise the immense contributions made by maritime pioneers.
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The inaugural Singapore Maritime Technology Conference brings together local and overseas maritime companies and organisations to promote and profile industry solutions and technologies, and provide thought leadership in maritime technology. Local and overseas participants can look forward to opportunities to develop R&D projects and test-bedding collaborations with institutes of higher learning (IHLs), research institutes and equipment and technology developers to find solutions that meet the industry needs.
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SMW 2015 is organised in partnership with Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), and the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI).
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About Singapore Maritime Week (19 – 24 April 2015)

Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW gathers the international maritime community in Singapore for a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events in celebration of all things maritime. The range of activities and events organised by MPA, the industry, and research and educational institutions, as well as the cosmopolitan profile of participants, reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore as a major international maritime centre.
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SMW has grown in significance since the inaugural event in 2006, and is attracting more participants and event organisers from around the world. Participants can experience something new every year, as activities are added to the line-up, and as eminent speakers share their insights and participate in dialogues on topical maritime issues. This dynamism and the good range of issues discussed during SMW are major draws for maritime decision-makers, as are the many business networking platforms. This is why Singapore Maritime Week is all about PEOPLE, IDEAS and OPPORTUNITIES for the maritime community.
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For more information and the full calendar of events, please visit www.smw.sg.
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About Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore’s strategic maritime interests. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore’s port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.
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