DUBAI: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has revealed that it is set to host a ‘Japan Day’ this October 31, 2018, an event being held on the sidelines of ‘UAE Maritime Week 2018,’. The event reflects a new achievement for UAE Maritime Week 2018 being an international pioneering platform in the global maritime industry. During the event, the Japan Ship Machinery and Equipment Association (JSMEA) will hold key seminars and trainings that looks towards discussing the latest global developments related to shipping, technology, sustainability, marine fuels and innovation.
The exclusive sessions and highly interactive seminars organized for ‘Japan Day’ are expected to see the participation of leading industry experts and analysts from the Japanese maritime segment, like Saeed Al Malik, President of Middle East Fuji LLC; Shinzo Yamada, Chairman of JSMEA and Yukihito Fujinami, Middle East Regional Manager, ClassNK. The event agenda features two key sessions focused on highlighting the latest technologies, equipment and devices designed by major Japanese companies to help improve safety, operational efficiency and reduce energy and marine fuel consumption, all of which are pressing demands to drive the growth and sustainability of the global maritime industry.
Amer Ali, Executive Director, DMCA, said, “We are honored to host and organize ‘Japan Day’ and the leading industry personalities that we have invited for this event, to learn more about the strengths of the UAE and Japan’s maritime segments, while also taking into account, the transfer of information and experience between both countries, which aids in solidifying their position as highly competitive global maritime hubs. This move will help open up strategic opportunities to further enhance maritime cooperation and drive in more growth and sustainability. We look forward in continuing the coordination with the leading players in the Japanese and global maritime landscape to organize similar events on the sidelines of UAE Maritime Week, which plays a pivotal role in spreading, imparting and enriching the maritime knowledge and sharing the most successful experiences and best practices with decision makers and leaders from the global maritime industry in order to improve the competitiveness, comprehensiveness and efficiency of the international maritime community.”
Meanwhile, Saeed Al Malek, President, Middle East Fuji Group, praised the efforts of DMCA in providing a strategic gateway for Japanese companies to learn more about the competitive advantages of Dubai and the UAE, which has achieved a forward step in enhancing the competitiveness and attractiveness of the maritime community.
“We are honored to meet with leading Japanese companies to put our expertise and technologies at the service of the UAE Maritime leaders, driven by our confidence in the upcoming discussions that will enable us to gain a deeper understanding of the strengths, investment opportunities and prospects of both sides and discuss ways to employ them optimally to serve the common aspirations,” he added.
‘Japan Day’ will also see the participation of leading speakers from top Japanese companies such as Daihatsu Japan, Nakashima, Taiyo, Nabtesco and Kemel. PR