Saudi Maritime Council Strengthens Regional Maritime Education

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SAUDI ARABIA – The 3rd Saudi Maritime Conference, scheduled to be held at Dhahran Expo in Dammam from September 28th to 29th, will strengthen the capacity of the industry workforce and provide a theoretical and All set to develop practical knowledge. Kingdom by giving them the opportunity to interact and learn from industry leaders.

One of the key focus areas of the event’s strategic agenda is improving regional maritime education standards, increasing support for economic diversification, investing in promising sectors and reliance on oil and gas-based revenues. reduction. This reflects the Vision 2030 goal of raising the contribution of non-oil exports to the kingdom’s GDP from 16% to at least 50%, said a statement issued by parliament.

Emad Alhumam, Senior Vice President, Corporate Services, International Maritime Industry, said: Vision 2030 goals. As the largest shipyard in the MENA region, it is our responsibility to contribute to the development of the Kingdom’s maritime industry. Following our strategic plan to build some of the world’s largest ships, our partnerships with major global companies have allowed us to lead the shipbuilding industry and maintain the same standards as major international companies. In line with the national goal of increasing employment opportunities for Saudi citizens, we have always been keen to leverage the capabilities and expertise of local talent and resources. ”

Christopher Welsby, Chief Executive Officer, UAE & KSA, Bureau Veritas Marine & Offshore said: Marine related training required. We have a proven track record in training schemes that provide extensive expertise that has enabled many maritime companies, shipowners and operators around the world. We assure you that our focus is on your safety. Through participation in the Saudi Maritime Conference, we will not only work with and share expertise with regional maritime authorities, but also leverage their research and development capabilities to develop standards specific to the Kingdom’s environment, operational requirements, and flag management requirements. We look forward to establishing ”

Turki Al Shehri, Director of the National Maritime Academy, said: As he one of the leading maritime academies in the region, we at the National Maritime Academy believe it is our responsibility to qualify seasoned local maritime professionals by exposing them to valuable practical experience early in their careers. I’m here. We are always at the forefront of contributing to the growth of this sector by forming strategic alliances with leading industry organizations. Our priority through our participation in the Saudi Maritime Conference is to localize our maritime expertise and transform it into a resource to boost the Kingdom’s economy, while at the same time enhancing our knowledge and opening up new opportunities for our students. is. ”

Chris Morley, group director of Maritime Events at Informa Markets, said: Locally and globally by amplifying the message and supporting the voice of the Kingdom at IMO. The third event prioritized maritime education and its importance in producing skilled local professionals for the industry. Through his discussion of insightful sessions and panels, he facilitates the transfer of knowledge about the best of his practices in the field and highlights multiple opportunities for the next generation of professionals. ”

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