7th Singapore Maritime Lecture
An anchor event of the Singapore Maritime Week, the Singapore Maritime Lecture is an opportunity to hear from, and engage in dialogue with a notable personality on maritime matters.
Organised by MPA, previous speakers include Singapore’s former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew, Mr Efthimios Mitropoulos, former Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), Dr Helmut Sohmen, Chairman of the BW Group, Capt Wei Jiafu, former President and CEO of COSCO Group, Mr Nils Smedegaard Andersen, Chief Executive Officer of the A.P Moller-Maersk Group and Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the IMO.This year, Mr James Hughes-Hallett, Chairman of Swire Group will deliver the 7th Singapore Maritime Lecture.
Maritime Learning Journeys
The MLJ programme provides a glimpse into maritime operations carried out in Maritime Singapore. Students will go out to sea, visit local shipyards and take a tour the newly opened Singapore Maritime Gallery to gain firsthand experience of our dynamic maritime industry.
Next Generation Container Port Challenge
The Next Generation Container Port Challenge was launched during SMW 2012, and is a call for ideas that will achieve a quantum leap in port performance, productivity and sustainability for a new generation of container port that is set 10 years in the future. Based on the targets of performance, productivity and sustainability, the winner of the Challenge stands to receive USD1 million. Before the winner and commendation awards are announced, shortlisted proposals will also be displayed in a public exhibition that will be held in conjunction with SMW 2013.
Singapore International Maritime Awards 2013
The biennial Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) is a gala dinner and awards ceremony where individuals and companies are recognised for their outstanding contributions to Singapore’s development as a premier global hub port and an international maritime centre.
The winner of the Next Generation Container Port Challenge, which was launched at SMW 2012, will be announced at IMA 2013.
International Sportsweek for Seafarers
MPA organises the annual International Sportsweek for Seafarers to promote a healthy lifestyle and foster team spirit amongst local and foreign seafarers. Typically comprising more than 1,000 participants of different nationalities, the event involves activities like soccer basketball and tug-of-war.
Sea Asia 2013
Introduced in 2007, Sea Asia quickly established its solid reputation with major stakeholders in international shipping, trade associations, and government agencies. The event, hosting numerous national pavilions, is a keystone of Singapore Maritime Week, organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. Since 2007, it has seen a 70% increase in participants, sustained growth which mirrors that of the region’s maritime industry. At Sea Asia in 2011, one in five registered visitors were shipowners, charterers, operators, and managers. The event had grown to over 13,000 square metres in size by then, hosting more than 12,000 maritime professionals from 70 countries, and witnessing more than US$310 million in business deals agreed during its three days.
In 2013, Sea Asia will return to Marina Bay Sands in the business heart of Singapore. The event is expected to grow still further and achieve even more in appeal, participation, and deals done. Its size will equal or exceed 15,000 square metres and more than 14,000 visiting executives are anticipated.
The conference will feature debates and thought-leadership sessions on all vital issues currently influencing the maritime markets, from the ‘Asian voice’ in liner and bulk shipping to maritime financing, the current and projected states of the offshore marine sector, design technology and ‘green’ ships, LNG/LPG transportation, and project cargo & heavy lift matters. The pivotal significance of China in the region, and to the world at large – its resources, capabilities and aspirations – will be one of the key matters discussed.