29 events scheduled for Singapore Maritime Week

29 events scheduled for Singapore Maritime Week

Singapore: For those recovering from last week’s manic series of maritime events in the Lion Republic should rest up as the 9th Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is about to take place from 6 to 11 April.

Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW will feature 29 events, the biggest show since its inception in 2006.

Andrew Tan, chief executive, MPA, said, "This year's SMW has close to 30 events, built around the theme of People, Ideas and Opportunities. We have put in more efforts to reach out to the public, especially the young, through fun and exciting outreach activities. We hope to put Singapore on the thought leadership map, by bringing the best experts and practitioners to share their expertise and insights, and promoting the exchange of best practices in the industry. With Singapore's strategic location, SMW also provides a one of its kind business platform for companies to access new market in the region and beyond.

"Last year's SMW saw some 100,000 participants. We are confident that this year's event will be as successful as previous runs. The continuing growth of SMW shows strong interest in our maritime sector."  [26/03/14]