Stakeholders to showcase opportunities at Lagos International Maritime Week

Oritsematosan Edodo-Emore,

Stakeholders and operators in the maritime sector are set to showcase new technologies and opportunities in the sector during the forthcoming Lagos International Maritime Week (LIMW), slated to hold between May 15th-17th at Oriental Hotel, Victoria Island.

The Chairman of Zoe Maritime Limited, Oritsematosan Edodo-Emore, said the maritime week, themed: ”Developing Maritime Infrastructure In Africa”, is aimed at bringing together stakeholders across the world to network and explore opportunities for growth.

She said the week would provide a platform to showcase new developments and products, to put Lagos on the global map of maritime events worldwide, and to continue the promotion of Nigeria as the preferred destination for maritime investments in Africa.

The LIMW provides an invaluable platform for organisations to expand their market share in the maritime industry not only in Nigeria, but in the West and Central African subregions, as regional stakeholders will also be participating at this event.

According to her, the LIMW promises to be a week of activities showing the best of the maritime industry in Nigeria. Events for the Lagos international maritime week (LIMW) 2018 include: public lecture(15th May ); third international business to business conference and exhibition(15th-16th May) which comprise of round tables on subjects such as maritime transportation ,maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea, maritime law and arbitration, port development, marine environment, maritime training and education and women in maritime, excursion (17th May 2), mentoring and introduction of the maritime industry to the youths(17th May).

There will also be exhibition booths during the 3rd international maritime businss to business conference and exhibition where stakeholders will be allowed to showcase their brand products and services and then the exhibition would be rounded up with a gala dinner which is scheduled for May 16th at 6pm prompt.

Some of the speakers expected at the event include: Former President of Union of African Shippers’ Council, Dr Kofi Mbiah; Commissioner for Transportation, Lagos State, Ladi Lawanson, Commissioner for Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives, Mrs Olayinka Oladunjoye; Managing Director of the Nigerian Ports Authority, Ms Hadiza Bala Usman; Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Maikanti Kacalla Baru, among others.

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