China Maritime Week attracts record numbers of Korean and Chinese exhibitors

China Maritime 2012 will be held at the world-renowned Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Hong Kong?s China Maritime Week has attracted record numbers of Korean and Chinese exhibitors and delegates as Asia continues to buck the global economic downturn.

China Maritime Week will now host fifteen events (see below for details) from February 28th-March 1st as international conference organizers from UK, Singapore and Australia produce a strong line up of diverse maritime forums ranging from ship finance to cleans seas and an INTERFERRY regional meeting.

The latest addition is a Ballast Water Management Symposium set for February 29th at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) where twelve of the conferences and seminars will take place.

“The response from the Chinese and Korean maritime community has been excellent and we will have some of the region‟s leading maritime professionals in Hong Kong for China Maritime Week,” said Neil Baird, Chairman of China Maritime.

«It is important to remember that there is still growth in Asia and that despite the gloomy prospects for 2012, there is still a need to look at the key strategic issues and challenge facing the industry.”

The keynote social and networking event will be a charity dinner in aid of seafarers jointly organised by the Sailors Society of UK and the Hong Kong Shipowners Association.

Delegates will include representatives from banking, government, military, shipping and the ports sectors. There is, in the surrounding region, intense activity in ship-owning, ship-building, ship-repair, naval architecture, port operations, tugs, ferries, commercial fishing, naval, police, coast guard, tourism, work boats, pollution control.