Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre participates in the second Dubai Maritime Agenda


Board of Trustees Member, Edward Newitt to speak during the Safely Sailing the high seas – reducing the legal risks panel

To facilitate meaningful dialogue with some of the world’s leading maritime leaders, the Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre (EMAC) will participate in the second Dubai Maritime Agenda to be held on 10 October 2017 at The Address, Dubai Marina.

A strategic platform encouraging discussion around the future of the maritime sector, the event will bring together some of the industry’s most influential figures, sector experts, decision-makers and maritime leaders to discuss ways to enhance the competitiveness of the local maritime cluster to provide a secure, sustainable and integrated maritime sector.

“Investment in infrastructure and the introduction of new auxiliary services, specifically tailored to the maritime community has helped transform this region into one of the world’s leading maritime hubs,” said Mr. Majid Obaid bin Bashir. “The Dubai Maritime Agenda provides an invaluable platform for regional and international maritime leaders to meet and discuss challenges and opportunities present within the sector.”

As part of the Agenda, Mr. Edward Newitt, EMAC Board of Trustee Member, will participate in the morning’s Safely Sailing the high seas – reducing the legal risks session. Discussing the role of arbitration and its ability to reduce legal risks for ship owners the session will identify the key attributes of strong arbitration and mediation services and how they are achieved by the world’s leading arbitration jurisdictions.

“The launch of EMAC in November 2016 was a major milestone for the region’s maritime sector and reflected the changing dynamics in the maritime sector in the Middle East,” said Mr. Obaid bin Bashir. “Our presence at the Dubai Maritime Agenda allows us to work with the world’s most influential maritime figures to help better inform regional stakeholders about the maritime-specific services they can now access in the United Arab Emirates. In turn, positioning the region as a growing player in the global maritime sector.”