MARINTEC China 2017 will be held from December 5 to 8 in Shanghai. The maritime exhibition serves as a window through which the international maritime community can understand Chinese shipbuilding, offshore equipment markets, shipping and ports.
The exhibition also plays a pro-active role in advancing exchanges and cooperation in Chinese and foreign marine technology, economic and trade cooperation, ship financing, safety and insurance, standards and regulations and environmental protection, said a statement from the organisers, Shanghai Society of Naval Architects & Ocean Engineers (SSNAOE) and UBM.
This year's Marintec China 2017, which is to be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre over an exhibition space covering 90,000 square metres, is expected to attract 2,100 exhibitors and 65,000 visitors.
Companies participating in the exhibition include Caterpillar, ABB, Siemens, GE, Bosch, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Schneider Electric, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, CRRC, HNA, and China Communications Construction Company.
Concurrently with the exhibition, the Senior Maritime Forum will be staged. The theme of the forum this year is: Innovation, Smart Manufacturing, Collaboration. The event will be held on December 4-7 at the Kerry Hotel Pudong, which is next to the exhibition centre.
The forum will consist of six sessions, namely: keynote speech, shipbuilding and ocean engineering, shipping and ports, cruise, maritime finance and law, and marine technology and equipment.
Over 50 distinguished guests will speak on topics related to the theme, closely linked to the strategies required to becoming a major shipbuilding power, and the Belt and Road Initiative among other subjects.
The specific topics include: "The Belt and Road Initiative and Global Collaborative Development", "Intelligent Manufacturing - Steering the Shipbuilding Industry in the Next 10 Years", "Financial Innovation, Legal Protection - Promoting the Healthy Development of the Maritime Industry", and "New Regulation, New Convention - Opportunities and Challenges."