15/11/2017 – News / Asia Pacific Maritime / Offshore / Singapore
Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to explore industry challenges and chart new paths
The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), South East Asia’s most established maritime, workboat and offshore exhibition and conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 14 – 16 March next year. The biennial event expects to play host to more than 1,500 international exhibiting companies from 60 countries, and over 15,000 trade visitors from Asia and beyond.
Signs of slow recovery in the global maritime sector this year brought relief to an industry that has been depressed in recent years,. And some industry leaders are holding on to cautious optimism that the industry will start to ease in 2018, encouraged by indicators such as the recovering energy sector. The digitalisation wave also signals renewed opportunities for players to explore and implement innovative ways of operating with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
In the face of these industry changes, APM introduces the inaugural APM Leaders’ Forum (14th March 2018) in celebration of its 15th edition. Marking the start of the three-day conference, sessions will see industry masterminds discuss and debate the outlook, opportunities and threats in 2018, digital disruptors, digitalisation, women in maritime, the new normal in the industry and shipbuilding in Asia.
2018 will also see APM presenting its strongest line-up of keynote and conference speakers, with over 40 key movers and shakers of the maritime, workboat and offshore industry leading thought-provoking dialogues as they deep dive into a number of issues impacting on such segments of the market.
“Over the last 30 years, APM has become a crucial business platform connecting the global maritime world to Asia – not only to do business, but also to enable discussions on regional developments and major industry shifts. This it does by bringing together business leaders and experts in their respective fields to share their knowledge, insights and forecasts that will help industry players reshape their business strategies, navigate new frontiers and discover new business opportunities,” said Yeow Hui Leng, Senior Project Director at APM, adding that such activity was particularly vital in the current market conditions.
Registration to APM 2018 is now open. Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 will be held from 14-16 March 2018 at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.