Dubai – MENA Herald: The Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries (DCMMI), an industrial body representing the offshore and maritime industry and relevant services and INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions, the organizers of Offshore Arabia 2016 Conference and Exhibition, announced today at a press conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai, the agenda of Offshore Arabia 2016 that will be held on the 17th & 18th of May at Dubai International Exhibition & Convention Center.

The press conference was presided by HE Khamis Juma Buamim, Chairman of Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, the Executive Chairman of Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition and member of the Dubai Council for Marine and Maritime Industries DCMMI, Mr. Juma Mubarak, Managing Director- Mubarak Marine LLC, Eng. Omar Abu Omar, Chief Operating Officer of Tasneef, Mr. Shashi Shekhar, Group Chairman and Founder SCLG, and a number of officials and experts covering a wide spectrum of the marine industry .

The panel discussed during the press conference the latest updates in marine and maritime industries, and they highlighted the main topics that will be covered and discussed during Offshore 2016 conference revolving around the future of Offshore Environment, Oil & Gas, Marine and Renewable Energy Industry in the region and worldwide. The event brings together industry professionals from all over the world to discuss the strategic, operational and technological developments in the MENA region for offshore activities and sea environment.

The organizers of show announced during the press conference the agenda of Offshore Arabia 2016 that will cover topics like: Oil & Gas Industry- Global Bigger Picture & Regional Perspective, Innovations in Ports, Freezones, Offshore Technologies, Shipping & Ship Building, Offshore Opportunities, Coastal & Offshore Oil Production and the Protection of Sea Environment, Maritime Education and New Opportunities, Maritime Security, to name a few. Offshore Arabia 2016 conference will include researches and lectures presented by environmental, oil & gas specialists from the USA, Canada, Germany, Singapore, France, Denmark, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.

HE Khamis Juma Buamim said during the press conference: “Offshore Arabia 2016, from its theme “Innovate, Adapt & Evolve, an Eye on the Current Situation & other on the Future”, clearly forms the exceptional business platform to build a global reach and ensure total offshore and marine connectivity. Without a doubt the UAE represent a true catalyst of change and transformation among a wide ranging economical and financial global fragmentation.”

“Our region as a whole remains and will continue to prosper as a center piece of creative global business interconnectivity. Offshore Arabia 2016 is considered a platform of innovation and adaptability for all stake holders, decision makers and everyone involved in the offshore and marine industry. It is a unique place where you meet and share knowledge and experiences, showcase new technologies and identify potential opportunities and future trends that will drive the way forward.” He added

From his side, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani said: “As organizers for Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition and in cooperation with the DCMMI, we have put together a 10 years working plan to support and improve the marine industry and its technologies, as well as supporting ports, logistics and to ensure the environmental and coastal protection in the region.”

Dr. Al Madani continued on saying: “We have done a restructuring for Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition so it would accommodate with the country’s requirements from this industry. Offshore Arabia is now a significant platform for the institutions involved in the maritime and petrochemical industries, in addition to spreading awareness and education in addition to reinforcing the economy. ”

Dr. Al Madani added: “We, as organizers; will work diligently to promote this event globally until it becomes the first event in the region specialized in marine and maritime industries. This event is timely, as it coincides with the many challenges and changes that we observe in the world, including the oil price turmoil and the growing phenomenon of climate change and the impact of these changes on economy, environment and social systems. Those changes represent the challenges effecting the energy and environment sectors, so we are keen through Offshore Arabia to highlight the marine and maritime sectors and find suitable and sustainable solutions”.

From his side, Eng. Rashed Alhebsi, Chief Executive Officer, Emirates Classification Society -TASNEEF said: “Despite the successful diversification of our Nation’s economy, the offshore sector still plays a major role and will continue to do so for years to come. The health and safety of employees working in this sector and the environment as a whole makes this event of paramount importance to everyone involved in the offshore business. Platforms such as Offshore Arabia 2016 provide stake holders, decision makers and everyone involved in this key sector a great opportunity to share experiences, showcase new technologies and identify potential opportunities and future trends that will drive the way forward.”
Shashi Shekhar, Group Chairman and Founder SCLG added: “Offshore Arabia Conference and Exhibition is a forum for facilitating collaboration and innovation across supply chain for all industry verticals. This is must attend event for those seeking growth and excellence.”

Offshore Arabia Conference & Exhibition is held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and it is organised by INDEX Conferences and Exhibitions Organisation Est. – member of INDEX Holding.

The event is also supported by governmental & private organizations to name a few, Ministry of Environment & Water-UAE, Dubai Municipality, Department of Economic Development – Dubai, General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs – Dubai, Emirates Airlines, Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Regional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment (ROPME), Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries, The Regional Organisation for the Conservation of the Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden (PERSGA), UNESCO, World Ocean Council, Maritime Cluster Northern Germany, Supply Chain & Logistics Group.