Middle Eastern and international maritime professionals are in Abu Dhabi, 3-5 October, for three days of debate, dialogue and deal-making at Middle East Workboats 2011 - the definitive event for workboat operators, builders and equipment suppliers.
With the GCC leading maritime services sector expansion in the region, a growing number of opportunities from the Gulf to the Red Sea across the harbour and escort tug business, support and servicing arena, coastal construction and Greenfield energy exploration will likely dominate exhibitor and conference discussions.
'Upgrade and expansion of the Middle East work boat fleet continues unabated, with the global downturn having left large areas of this maritime sector virtually unaffected. Owners of vessels servicing the energy sector are replacing older units and adopting new technologies as they strive to meet increasingly demanding requirements of key regional charterers,' said Emma Hamilton, Middle East Marketing Manager for event organisers, Seatrade.
The exhibition and conference, returns to Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 3-5 October with a packed agenda and a healthy 21per cent increase in exhibitor numbers compared to the 2009 event, according to Seatrade. Apart from regional exhibitors, Europe, Singapore and China are well represented.
Middle East Workboats has firmly established itself as the 'must attend' industry event for the region. The event continues to grow as an integral part of the workboat industry calendar with exhibitors and visitors travelling from across the world to be part of this exciting event.
More at www.middleeastworkboats.com
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3:53 AM Mon 3 Oct 2011 GMT
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