Gulf Maritime opens at Expo Centre Sharjah

SHARJAH — The fourth edition of Gulf Maritime, the Middle East's premier maritime event dedicated to meeting the complete requirements of the commercial, government, and military maritime industry, was inaugurated at Expo Centre Sharjah on April 24, 2006, by Shaikh Abdullah bin Salem Al Qassimi, Chairman of the Sharjah Amiri Court.

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Published: Tue 25 Apr 2006, 10:36 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 2:00 PM

The opening ceremony was attended by Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdullah Bin Sultan Al Qassimi — Chairman of the Sharjah Ports Authority, Ahmed Mohammed Al Midfa — Chairman of the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI), Mohammed Salem Al Mosharrekh — Expo Centre Sharjah Board Member, Saif Al Midfa — Director General of Expo Centre Sharjah, directors of various government departments, and members of the diplomatic corps and trade associations.

The Gulf Maritime exhibition is an annual event, which is held under the patronage of Sharjah Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi. It is organised by Expo Centre Sharjah with the support of the SCCI. The current edition of the Gulf Maritime exhibition, the focus of which is on ship building and repairing, is hosting over 150 leading marine companies including from Australia, Bahrain, Canada, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Italy, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and United States.

“The UAE in general, and Sharjah in particular, has a long maritime tradition,” said Ahmed Mohammed Al Midfa after the inauguration ceremony. “Over the years, the UAE has emerged as a major hub for maritime activities in the region."

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