Manila to host the Expo Maritime Philippines 2023 and the excitement is building.
The world’s leading ship registries will gather in the Philippines next year to participate in the first-ever Flag State & Shipbuilders Convention and Expo: Maritime Philippines 2023 on February 1617, 2023 at the Hotel Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila.
For many years now, Manila has been a favorite venue for many international conferences, most notably in the shipping and transportation sector. Some of the biggest conferences in the world have made Manila a regular venue and have successfully created an awareness of the issues that these conferences have put in focus.
Organizer Rachelle Lopez of WMOC Group of Companies sees this as a favorable opportunity to ventilate critical maritime issues to gather traction for the new government under President Ferdinand Marcos to respond and push for the country’s maritime development.
The President, who showed his good grasp of maritime issues, had earlier declared during the presidential campaign his bias in favor of developing the Philippines as a major shipping hub.
The event can serve as a reminder to the President of the country’s vast maritime potential as an engine of economic development.
Notable speakers from some of the biggest Flag States like Panama, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Hongkong, and Singapore will be sharing their experiences and success stories that helped propel their countries’ reputations among shipowners and ship managers around the globe.
Participants will be given the rare opportunity to learn and understand the requirements to have a vessel registered in a flag state, and how to comply with all maritime rules and stipulations by the Flag State following the international maritime rules.
Lopez said, “Our participants will have an understanding of how a country to be a flag state has to have the necessary maritime infrastructure – both financial and financial and most importantly adhere to all the norms and regulations established by the International Mantme Organization (IMO).
It will also be a rare opportunity for all participants to have a first-hand look at what these flag states can offer especially with the heightened focus of the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) on all seafarers onboard European-owned ships.
“We are happy to announce that Manila, the vibrant and modem capital of the Philippines, is hosting a very timely and important conference and exhibition focusing on the Flag State Ship Registry, and the promising future of shipbuilding in the Philippines,” explains Lopez
Lopez also informed that the conference will also be holding a simultaneous exhibition and forum that will also present the Ship Building and Ship Repair (SBSR) industry in the Philippines.
The event will also present the current situation and the future of Ship Building and Ship Repair in the country with both private stakeholders and investors and representatives from the government presenting their agenda and plans for a robust SBSR industry that will fuel the country’s dream to be a shipping and logistics hub in the globe.
Lopez hopes that the 2-day event can position the country’s manpower, facilities, and policies to support a robust international maritime and waterfront industry.
“The Philippines is truly a land of great opportunity. We believe, therefore, that it’s time for all the players and stockholders to meet with investors, policymakers, and international developers to share insights as well as exchange information on matters and issues of mutual interest”, she added.
The exhibit is still open for sponsorships and exhibitors. You may contact us at 09205033408 and 09099547102 or email us at operations@expomaritimephils2023.
Visit http://www.expomaritimephils2023.com for more details.
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