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Understand trends that shape our future: Al Zeyoudi Offshore Arabia Expo witnesses high partcipation


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Offshore Arabia Exhibition witnessed the participation of 100 companies from 23 countries. The companies shared the latest trends in modern technologies, particularly in the marine and maritime industries. This year, Emirates Classification Society (Tasneef) and Aries Group got the largest local stand in the exhibition, and the largest international stand was for Meritatio Seahow.
The higher committee for Offshore Arabia 2016 announced the following recommendations for the 8th edition of the Offshore Arabia Conference & Exhibition:
nThe higher committee expresses its sincerest appreciation and gratitude to His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, for his patronage of Offshore Arabia Conference & Exhibition.
nThe higher committee
expressed its appreciation to Dr Thani Al Zeyoudi the Minister of Climate Change and Environment, for the opening the 8th edition of Offshore Arabia, and expressing his support and interest in the event.
The higher committee appreciated Dr Al Zeyoudi’s word during his opening speech, which included: “Innovate, Adapt & Evolve, an Eye on the Current Situation & other on the Future” to be Offshore Arabia’s theme. That same theme symbolizes the essence of all the strategic initiatives taken by the UAE to diversify its economy and make the shift to a green, sustainable economy, based on knowledge and innovation, in line with the UAE Vision 2021, all while preserving our natural resources for future generations.”
Offshore Arabia Conference will continue to be the ultimate platform for business development and will initiate regional and international partnerships between exhibiting companies that are highlighting their latest technologies and developments in the
marine and maritime industries.
“Despite our understanding of the current decline in prices of services due to the global economic slowdown and falling oil prices, the market size of the marine services industry in the UAE and the region is unique, yet it needs everyone to work on the preservation of its GDP and to raise its revenues. Once again, this requires creating a national platform to discuss the possible means to strengthen the maritime industrial sector and to determine the positive aspects to develop it further and to raise its added-value and to understand the negatives and develop innovative solutions to develop the private sector — especially the national part of it,” says Al Zeyoudi.
“We are very optimistic as there are many indicators confirming the current economic recovery and the rise of more marine industries and the industries associated with it. The marine industrial sector looks up to and strives for innovating and renovating itself. There is no doubt that the UAE is region’s biggest maritime industry market, thus we must take advantage of its unique geographical position, and the global trade and industrial changes,” he said.
“Despite of the difficult current situation, the business sector keeps innovating and renewing itself. We hope to support the marine industry with all what we do have to help it to grow. Doing this will have a tremendous positive impact on the economy and the future investments in all economic sectors,” the minister added.
“In order to continue to thrive and stay in business over the next ten years and beyond, we have to look ahead and understand the trends and forces that will shape our future, and move quickly to get ready for what is coming. We must prepare from today for what will come tomorrow. We have to work together to prevent and reduce the side-effects of the obstacles and challenges faced by the business environment. There are new companies forming, new partnerships rising, and new emerging markets being developed,” said Al Zeyoudi.

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