Three of the maritime industry’s most respected global professional bodies have announced their commitment to September’s Maritime Academic Conference (MARACAD) and Expo in Dubai, demonstrating the priority they are giving to regional education and training needs.
The Nautical Institute, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology and the Royal Institution of Naval Architects have confirmed participation in MARACAD, which will be staged September 20th–21st September at Dubai World Trade Centre, UAE.
His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Public Works Chairman of The Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime, said that MARACAD offered a vital opportunity for regional and global academies, institutes and wider maritime interests focusing on ‘the human element’ to work towards common goals.
“MARACAD has evolved into a permanent strategic platform enabling the exchange of information, ideas and opinions on the human resources which are the fundamental pillars pushing the advancement of the maritime sector’s growth both locally and regionally,” the Minister said. “The event is expected to expand the horizons of maritime education and training.”
Organised by Cham Events, MARACAD attracts strong support from within the region, with Dubai Maritime City Authority confirming that it will act as event sponsor for the second time. Amer Ali, chief executive officer of Dubai Maritime City Authority, said: “The conference will shed light on how to unite the efforts of all those who are involved in the maritime industry, in order to prepare young generation for maritime jobs in the near future, and to develop the industry to attract and encourage talent and competence.”