About Dubai Maritime Summit

Dubai Maritime Summit 2018 Ministerial Address

Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, the Dubai Maritime Summit is a biennial event held in Dubai as part of UAE Maritime Week.

The Summit is a strategic platform for the emirate to present its experience as one of the five most competitive and attractive maritime clusters in the world, where Dubai accommodates more than 7,400 companies and over 13,000 maritime and investment activities that will help contribute to the creation of more than 76,000 jobs.

The Dubai Maritime Summit draws the maritime sector’s leaders, decision makers, policymakers, high-level government officials, and regional and international maritime industry leaders. Previous editions included some of the most distinguished local and international guests such as Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO); H.E. Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime; H.E. Sultan Bin Sulayem, Chairman of Dubai Ports, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) and the Chairman of DMCA; and H.E. Admiral Mohab Mamish, Chairman, Suez Canal Authority; and other notable international economic experts.