Celebrating its 12th edition in 2012, APM is one of Asia’s most established and proven maritime exhibitions and is strongly supported by the international maritime community.
World shipping giants converge in Singapore at Asia Pacific Maritime 2012
APM rises with Asia’s maritime industry, 40% hike in participating companies
Asia’s maritime community will converge in Singapore on 14 to 16 March for the Asia Pacific Maritime (APM) 2012. This year, more than 1,300 leading international maritime companies from 53 countries, a 40% hike as compared to the last edition in 2010, will be exhibiting in one of Asia’s leading maritime events.
APM will also bring together more than 70 world maritime thought-leaders and host 14 official pavilions including Asian shipping giants, China, South Korea and Japan as they return with bigger pavilions and higher participation numbers. Over 13,000 Asian visitors are expected to attend the three-day exhibition and conference.
With shipping trade in Asia going strong, industry experts have expressed confidence in the rise of Asia’s influence as a major player in global shipping. “China, Korea, and Japan have long been the world’s leading shipbuilding nations, and they are home to a large and growing number of ship owners, manufacturers and other related industries. At the same time, Singapore has grown to become a maritime centre unparalleled around in the world in terms of its concentration of ship owners, operators, and financial institutions,” said Mr Noboru Ueda, Chairman and President of ClassNK and Vice-Chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies Ltd. (IACS) Council.
Mr Ueda will be delivering his take on the outlook of the maritime industry at APM as one of the keynote speakers. “With the growing importance of South Asian countries such as the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka to not only manning, but also shipbuilding, ship owning, and offshore energy development, Asia is truly the engine of the maritime world,” added Mr Ueda.
Visitors will have the opportunity to network with ClassNK as well as other maritime heavyweights like COSCO(Weihai) Shipbuilding Marine Technology Co. Ltd, ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants, Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., Rolls-Royce, Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Ltd, Siemens Pte Ltd and SINOTRANS&CSC Shipbuilding Industry Corporation on the exhibition floor.
Occupying two levels of the Sands Expo & Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, more than 1,300 leading international maritime companies will showcase the latest innovation in marine engineering and port technology with over 100 new products at this year’s APM. At a time when minding costs are paramount and efficient technical and operational measures are in demand, visitors will be able to learn about the newest marine solutions to improve fleet efficiency and technology to improve fuel savings and ballast water management, and view the latest in power instruments innovation and ship safety and security features.
“Asia is the driving force in the shipping industry today, and the maritime community here has a vital role to play in helping the industry successfully integrate digital navigation into bridge operations,” said Mr Ian Moncrieff CBE, Chief Executive of UKHO and Admiralty.
“We are delighted to bring the Admiralty Digital Integration Workshops to Singapore at the Asia Pacific Maritime to help meet the demand for strategic and practical advice on achieving compliance with the ECDIS Mandate, and to equip shipping companies with the knowledge and skills they need to embrace the digital future of navigation,” he added.
Forecasting the 2012 shipping industry
APM will bring together more than 70 world maritime thought-leaders in a series of dynamic conferences to discuss and analyse the trends dominating shipping discussions at the moment, most notably the promising sectors of offshore marine and green shipping, and the growth of Asia as a major economic and shipping region.
Participants will be able to glean useful insights on these key areas from the 4th Offshore Support Vessels Summit organised in partnership with ACI, Seminar on the Future of Green Ship organised in partnership with Danish Marine Group, and keynote conferences, Asian Shipping: Coping with Turbulent Waters and What is to Come for the Shipping Industry? Short and Medium Term Outlook, which examines the outlook of the international shipping industry from various experts’ viewpoints.
Ms Michelle Lim, Managing Director of Reed Exhibitions, which organises APM, said: “We are privileged to have on board the committed support of 45 maritime associations this year and working with key industry associations to tailor a conference series of such high quality. The ultimate beneficiaries will be industry participants that we hope will fully utilise the wide offerings at APM to garner market insights and discover opportunities even amidst this tough year ahead.”
APM 2012 will be taking place between 14 and 16 March 2012 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
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