Cutting-Edge Maritime Technology Takes Center Stage at ShipTek International Conference 2023 – Dubai Edition


ShipTek International Conference & Awards 2023, held at The Address Marine Hotel, Dubai, on 15 – 16 March 2023, was a resounding success. The event, organized by Biz Events Management, brought together top industry stakeholders, decision-makers and experts from the maritime industry under one roof. Attendees were treated to a wide range of thought-provoking presentations and interactive panel discussions highlighting the many ways technology enhances efficiency, safety, and sustainability in the maritime world. One of the event’s key highlights was the presidential address by Sir Sohan Roy, who emphasized how technology and AI will play a huge role in disrupting the maritime industry in the future. The Keynote Address was delivered by Capt. Abdulla Al Hayyas, Director of Maritime Affairs, The UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure.

ShipTek 2023 has, time and again, acted as a platform to unite the maritime industry under one umbrella and open up new avenues for growth, discussion, and collaboration of companies to realign their business goals and find new areas of viability within the region. Just in line with the predecessors, the event offered an excellent platform for the attendees to connect with like-minded professionals, foster lively discussions and debates, and share their experiences and opinions on the latest trends and developments in the maritime industry. As the industry evolves, events like this will facilitate dialogue, foster innovation, and drive progress toward a more sustainable and efficient future.

The eagerly anticipated industry awards – ShipTek Maritime Awards 2023 recognized the 'Bravehearts' of the maritime industry who have contributed significantly to the industry and demonstrated innovative and visionary leadership. Mr. Ibrahim Al Nadhairi, CEO (Shipping & Drydock), ASYAD was presented with the ShipTek Maritime Personality of the Year Award, Mr. Numair Shaikh, CEO of Tomini Shipping, was honored with the Rising Star award, and Capt. Tanuj Balani, Managing Director, Stag Marine, was bestowed with Excellence in Professional services – Maritime. To recognize a student with exceptional academic performance, leadership, and engagement in the maritime industry – the Shiptek Maritime Student of the Year award was presented to Ms. Varsha VB,  Final Year Bachelor of Technology in Naval Architecture and Shipbuilding Engineering of Sree Narayana Gurukulam College of Engineering, Ernakulam.

Organizational Awards were bestowed upon BAHRI Shipmanagement (Ship Operator of the Year); Drydocks World (CSR Award of the Year); ADSB (New Build Yard); ADNOC L & S(Green Shipping award); Lamprell (HSE Initiatives of the Year); ASYAD Shipping (The Shipping Company of the Year); Bureau Veritas (The Best Classification Society - Marine); WinGD Digital Integrated Expert (The Digital Initiative of the Year); The UAE Ministry of Energy & Infrastructure (Excellence in Governance – Maritime); Saudi Ports Authority: Mawani (Excellence in Corporate Branding); Gulf Navigation Holding (Excellence in Maritime Services); Shift Clean Energy (Rising Star – Organization); American Bureau of Shipping-ABS (Best classification society – Offshore); SHIPFINEX (Best Project innovation); GAC (Best Shipping Agency of the year); ISWAN (Excellence in Seafarers' Welfare); V Ships (Ship manager of the Year); Drydocks World (Repair yard of the Year); International Maritime Industries (Emerging Service Yard facility);  Albwardy Damen (Best Service Provider- Marine); BAHRI Ship Management (Sustainable Organization of the Year); Arya Insurance Brokerage Co. (Marine Insurance Broker of the Year); Logipoint (Logistics Hub of the Year) and Fitche & CO. (Law Firm of the Year).