SPECIAL: DANISH MARITIME FAIR 2018
ACCESSING A NEW AGE OF OCEAN OPPORTUNITY It’s not all doom and gloom. Markets remain tight and projected growth uncertain, but maritime has the key to accessing a range of opportunities that are almost as limitless as the oceans themselves.
or anyone involved in shipping, sometimes it pays to look to the horizon. Today’s challenges understandably occupy both heads and headlines, but a longer-term focus is necessary to unlock real value and business potential. According to Danish Ship Finance, the maritime industry is eyeing projected growth of just 1% over the next five to ten years. But look beyond that to the ocean itself and OECD sees a doubling of value creation by 2030. Key growth areas include tourism, offshore wind and port activities, marine aquaculture and deep-sea mining, amongst others. These segments need maritime. Maritime has the established skills, resources and infrastructure
to help these emerging areas develop, while supporting ongoing requirements and success. Today’s firms need the right partners, expertise and ambition to seize tomorrow’s opportunities. OPENING OCEANS CONFERENCE This is the focus for Nor-Shipping’s new initiative in 2018 – the Opening Oceans Conference. Timed to coincide with Danish Maritime Days in Copenhagen, Opening Oceans Conference runs from 2-3 May and is supported by both the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association and Danish Shipping. It will attract key players within maritime and the ocean industry, as well as financial, advisory, and policy leaders.
Together participants will highlight and discuss opportunities, equipping one another with the tools to tackle them, while facilitating fresh collaborations and the exchange of knowledge. Central themes include energy production and access to minerals, changing logistic demands, food production, and releasing value from the ever-increasing flow of ocean-related data. This is a game-changing initiative for a transforming industry landscape. Look to the horizon in May this year – join us at Opening Oceans Conference 2018.
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