As World Maritime Day approaches, the Singapore Shipping Association raises the curtain on its 2013 Conference and Exhibition.
The keynote speaker to the conference, held Sept 26th and 27th, Singapore’s High Commissioner to Malaysia, and former ASEAN Secretary General, Mr Ong Keng Yong, will provide an insight into the aims and objectives of establishing an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015 and he will give his latest
assessment of the progress that has been made towards achieving this goal.
This year’s Conference theme, “Strategies in Uncertain Times”, will explore the challenges and potential benefits of shipping in the ASEAN region and offer delegates the insights needed to develop successful strategies to grow their shipping business in the current difficult economic climate.
The Conference will consist of three discussion panels with the following
themes: ASEAN and Asian Shipping & Trade; Sustainable Shipping – Economic,
Social and Environmental Factors; and Achieving Higher Standards. Speakers
from around the world provide expertise in a wide range of disciplines –
shipowning, government, ship financing, marine insurance , shipbuilding,
classification societies, maritime law and port operations – and sharing
their global perspective on the concerns, challenges and controls that are
affecting the industry today.
For further information please visit: http://www.ssa.org.sg.
• The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) represents more than 450 shipping companies and other businesses allied to the shipping industry. It is a national trade association formed in 1985 to serve and promote the interests of its members which comprise shipowners and operators, shipmanagers, ship agents and other ancillary companies such as shipbrokers, classification
societies, marine insurers, bunker suppliers, maritime lawyers, and shipping bankers amongst others.
• SSA works closely with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to promote Singapore as a leading maritime centre, and also with the Asian Shipowners Forum and other fellow shipping associations in the region with the goal of speaking with a unified Asian voice