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AD Ports Group Finalises Preparations to Host the IAPH World Ports Conference

AD Ports Group Finalises Preparations to Host the IAPH World Ports Conference 2023

October 24, 2023

The event will be held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from 31 October to 02 November

Abu Dhabi, UAE – 24 October 2023: AD Ports Group (ADX: ADPORTS), the leading facilitator of global trade, logistics, and industry, looks forward to hosting the International Association of Ports and Harbors (IAPH) World Ports Conference - Abu Dhabi 2023. The event will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) from 31 October to 02 November under the theme of ‘Reinventing Ports’.

The IAPH World Ports Conference is a major global platform, outlining the crucial role that seaports play in supporting the global trade sector, which in a landmark step is being held in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time. More than 100 speakers are expected to take part including some of the most influential figures in the industry, along with leading port operators from around the world and an elite group of experts who will participate in more than 35 keynotes, plenary panels, breakout sessions and roundtable discussions.

AD Ports Group holds a leading strategic position in the global trade sector. The company will offer its expertise in energy transition, data collaboration and resilience, with active senior executive participation during the Conference. The Group's diverse network of international relations will enrich the discussions that contribute to developing clear plans for achieving sustainable growth for the industry.

The forum coincides with the 47th anniversary of the founding of the Arab Sea Ports Federation, of which the UAE has been president since 2022, represented by Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director and Group CEO of AD Ports Group. Abu Dhabi will be hosting the sessions of the 61st meeting of the Federation’s Board of Directors on the sidelines of the Conference.

Captain Mohamed Juma Al Shamisi, Managing Director & Group CEO of AD Ports Group commented: “The World Ports Conference 2023 is one of the most important platforms in the maritime sector globally and will address key sector challenges and opportunities. The fact that AD Ports Group is hosting this event confirms the pivotal position that Abu Dhabi’s plays within the industry internationally. In line with the vision and guidance of our wise leadership, our focus is on strengthening Abu Dhabi’s role as one of the leading hubs for global trade, and a major gateway for emerging markets.

“Seaports locally and regionally have witnessed considerable advancements over the past years, in terms of infrastructure and operational processes. The industry has been at the forefront of technological developments, which have played a key role in contributing to the growth and prosperity of economies. These trends will be core focus areas at the global event,” he added.

Capt. Al Shamisi highlighted that the theme of the Conference for this year ‘Reinventing Ports’ underlines its objective of creating effective methods to accelerate progress in the ports sector. It will also bolster efforts to exchange ideas, information and best practices, as well as build new partnerships to facilitate potential future opportunities.

The World Ports Conference, organised in cooperation with S&P Global, is scheduled to discuss a range of critical industry topics. It will include a series of specialised sessions, workshops and panels that focus on analysing case studies, enhancing communication and cooperation between the various parties within the industry.