30 Pak firms for Seatrade Middle East Maritime

DUBAI - More than 30 Pakistani companies are expected to exhibit at their national pavilion at Seatrade Middle East Maritime in Dubai, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the maritime sectors, according to the organisers.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Fri 4 Jun 2004, 11:32 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 12:00 PM

The event has attracted some of the leading players in the Pakistani maritime industry, says Sales Director Andrew Callaghan, who has just returned from the inaugural International Shipping & Ports Conference in Karachi.

Top speakers from Pakistan at Seatrade Middle East Maritime will include Vice Admiral Ahmad Hayat, Chairman of the Karachi Port Trust and Farouq H. Rahimtoola, Chairman of the Pakistan Ship Agents Association.

Mr Callaghan said, "My visit to Karachi confirms the strong support for the event at the highest levels. The Export Promotion Bureau of Pakistan and the Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry are the latest to pledge their support. Karachi Port Trust will be participating and expects to be joined by more than 30 shipping related companies and organisations. Pakistan is well located to benefit from the increase in trade to the region with a number of new developments in its ports underway."

He added: "Coming together with its neighbouring countries at Seatrade Middle East Maritime is seen as a vital mean's of promoting Pakistan's role in world shipping."

Seatrade Middle East Maritime, a three-day exhibition and series of conferences, will be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from December 6-8.

The show has, to date, attracted exhibitors from 19 countries and national pavilions from Turkey and Iran as well as Pakistan. The organisers say the show is set to triple in size on 2003.

"We have organised a series of roadshows to West and Central Asia and the support is tremendous. With six months to go before the event, over 75 per cent of the exhibition space has already been contracted or reserved," said Chris Hayman, Managing Director, Seatrade.

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