Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to Gather Best of International Maritime Industry

Luthfil Hadi - , 13/03/2018, 11:16


Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to gather best of international maritime industry Strong international representation; official pavilions from Greece and Spain present for the first time

SINGAPORE, From 14 to 16 March 2018, Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) will gather key industry players and thought leaders within the global maritime industry for three days of knowledge exchange, networking and business-building. The 15th edition will also welcome 18 official pavilions, including Greece and Spain which will be present for the first time. Throughout the three days, the biennial event expects to host more than 1,500 exhibiting companies, represented at over 630 booths from 60 countries, and over 15,000 trade visitors from around Asia.

The anticipated strong attendance at APM 2018 comes at a time when industry pundits have expressed optimism in an upturn, given signs of recovery in shipping – estimates indicate that the global container throughput was on track for a growth exceeding 6 per cent in 2017, while dry bulk shipping rates bounced back too. At the same time, newbuild ordering increased by 50 per cent in 2017, compared to 2016.

Yeow Hui Leng, Group Project Director, APM said, “2018 marks a year when maritime players are beginning to express confidence in an uptick in industry performance, after a period of downcycle. As one of Asia’s leading maritime, workboat and offshore exhibition and conference, we hope that discussions, knowledge exchange and partnerships sealed at APM will help businesses navigate new frontiers and uncover new opportunities as maritime industry shapes up for the upward cycle.”

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