Sea Asia 2021 to Catalyse Opportunities in Maritime Transformation
Critical issues of decarbonisation, technology, innovation and talent set to dominate agenda at Asia’s flagship maritime event
SINGAPORE, 17 September 2021 –Sea Asia, scheduled from 21st to 23rd September 2021 in Singapore, is the maritime industry’s key event in Asia whose agenda is designed to address the intersection of decarbonisation, technology, innovation and talent. Delivered virtually, it will be a premier marketplace for knowledge, networking and business matching.
Sea Asia 2021 will be opened by Guest of Honour, Mr S Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations in a fireside chat with Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman, Singapore Maritime Foundation.
“Over the past 18 months, the maritime industry has continued to deliver essential goods across the globe in the midst of a pandemic. Post-Covid, the trends around decarbonisation and increasing use of technology will continue to gather pace, and I am pleased that Sea Asia 2021 will host a series of conversations on how our industry can best position itself,” said Mr Sohmen-Pao.
In the build-up to COP 26 in November 2021, Sea Asia, with over 100 global speakers, is primed to ask the tough questions on decarbonisation, green finance and technology adoption. Focusing on market opportunities arising from an industry investing strongly in technology, Sea Asia 2021 will include startups into the conversation to expand the ecosystem and form new partnerships.
Mr Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, Chief Executive Officer DNV Maritime, who is chairing the panel on “Transitioning to Zero Emission Fuels” commented:
Sector leaders will also address the pressing issues on talent; how shipping can become more diverse, improve its record of developing women leaders; and how it must proactively respond to the reputational and relationship issues arising from the crewing crisis.
Mr Kishore Rajvanshy, Managing Director, Fleet Management (a Caravel Group Company), who will be speaking on the panel “Proactive and Practical Solutions for the Crewing Crisis”, said:
The launch of TechX @ Sea Asia also sees the event expand into the dynamic ecosystem of maritime startups, VCs, incubators, accelerators, and technology and digitalisation solution providers. TechX @ Sea Asia will include a pitch fest, VC inputs on raising finance and dedicated discussions on business management. Importantly, emphasis will be placed on the significant role that is being played by Singapore as the world’s leading maritime hub to create an ecosystem of innovation.
Sukumar Verma, Managing Director, Informa Markets (Maritime Group), said:
Sea Asia 2021 is expected to welcome over 2,000 delegates from more than 60 countries, targeting executives in C-suite and senior management roles.
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