AD Ports to host ME’s 1st Ports Authorities Roundtable conference

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Abu Dhabi Ports (AD Ports) Group, the region’s premier facilitator of logistics, industry, and trade, has confirmed that it will host the 7th Edition of Ports Authorities Roundtable (PAR) 2022, a major annual maritime event that brings together port authorities from around the world to strengthen consensus and cooperation in the industry.

The event comes at a crucial time for the ports and shipping sectors, as concerns grow over cargo backlogs in Asia that could potentially have major downstream effects on global supply chains.

Under the theme “Reimagining a New Era of Trade Together,” global port authorities will convene for the first time in the Middle East to exchange best practices, discuss issues of common interest and build mutually beneficial collaboration for today’s evolving maritime landscape. The event will take place at Four Seasons Al Maryah Island from May 31st to June 2nd 2022.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi
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“AD Ports Group is honored to bring the Port Authorities Roundtable to the UAE and wider Middle East region for the first time. Exceptional challenges faced in recent years have not only demonstrated the crucial role of trade in sustaining economic recovery but have also created opportunities to fast-track critical developments. This event represents a key moment for progressive and productive dialogue on our collective response, and conversations at the Roundtable will be an essential cornerstone to establishing actionable roadmaps for the future growth of our industry.”

The sub-themes of the three-day event include Disruption, Digitalization, Decarbonization, and Diversification and will focus on the role of ports in the global supply chain and their function to impact energy transition, climate change and the digital evolution, delving into topics on cross-border collaboration, the workforce of the future, cybersecurity and more.

Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, said that “The maritime industry has remained resilient in the face of unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic. With global supply chain disruption, ports around the world are doing their best to manage the disruption and facilitate the flow of vessels and goods.”

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