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Webinar on Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference explores blue economy potential of Pakistan



The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) and ADS Group arranged a webinar regarding Pakistan International Maritime Expo & Conference-23 (PIMEC 23) on 12 Dec 2023 in collaboration with the Defence Wing of High Commission for Pakistan, London, Department of International Trade, UK and the British High Commission Islamabad. The aim of the webinar was to explore the emerging blue economy in Pakistan market and learn more about the event which is being held in Karachi, Pakistan, from 10 February 2023 until 12 February 2023.

Mr. Tim Currass from Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) and Mr. Brinley Salzmann of ADS Group gave their opening remarks during the session. Dr Faisal Aziz Ahmad, Deputy High Commissioner, delivered the Keynote address followed by informative briefings by Commodore Zeeshan, Defence & Naval Adviser, Commodore (R) Ali Abbas, Director of National Institute of Maritime Affairs (NIMA), Pakistan, Captain Shafique, Maritime Coordinator and Pakistan Representative to International Maritime Organization (IMO), Muhammad Abbas Abdulla, Deputy Head for Middle East and Pakistan of Maritime Capability Campaign Office (DIT) & Mr. Ehtisham Bari of Badr Expo Solutions.

During the webinar, the participants were apprised of the opportunities and potentials of the event including procedure for participation. Various Business Groups and renowned firms from Defence and Maritime industry attended the session.

PIMEC will be a three-day event to be conducted by Pak Navy and the Ministry of Maritime Affairs with a view to bringing together international and national stakeholders in the Maritime Arena of the Port City of Karachi.  The event would be a marketplace for sharing innovative ideas about maritime potential and opportunities in Pakistan’s rich maritime field.

As Pakistan is seeking international collaboration to harness its untapped maritime resources in fisheries, coastal tourism, environment protection, maritime training & education, ports operations, shipbuilding & repairs, housing sector development and many other areas in its maritime space, this session allowed the participants to explore the emerging blue economy of Pakistan in detail.

Published on : January 12, 2023

Last Update : January 12, 2023