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"Exhibition of 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road" focused on development of the Belt and Road Initiative

Marintec China 2015 - the largest and most authoritative maritime trade fair in Asia - will introduce a new exhibition area to its event, the "21st-Century Maritime Silk Road", which is hosted by the promotion panel office of the Construction of Shanghai International Shipping Center.

The 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road is an initiative unveiled by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2013 to connect China with Asia, Africa and Europe. It aims to promote trade cooperation and cultural exchange among the peoples, hence creating an unparalleled maritime Silk Road across the continents. The new exhibition area will showcase pictures of the Silk Road, so visitors are given a chance to gain more insights into the initiative at the fair. Along with the One Belt One Road initiative, Marintec China, one of the most important global events of the maritime sector, serves as the bridge between China and the international maritime industry to facilitate all-round and multilayer cooperation. It is a significant gateway for the international maritime industry to the China market and its sub-sectors such as shipbuilding, ocean engineering equipment, shipping and ports.

Shanghai International Forum on the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road - Shipping and Ports

Held concurrently with Marintec China 2015, the Shanghai International Forum on the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road - Shipping and Ports in the Senior Maritime Forum will take place from Dec 1-3 in the Kerry Hotel Pudong. Renowned speakers including Mr. Dostain Khan Jamaldini, Chairman of Gwadar Port Authority in Pakistan will share their views on latest development and trends in the ports sector. Mr. Joseph J. Angelo, Deputy Managing Director, International Association of Independent Tanker Owners and Dr. Patrick Verhoeven, Secretary General of the European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) will deliver speeches on tanker issues and EU Shipping Policy respectively.

Marintec China 2015 is delighted to have notable speakers from the maritime industry in different regions present at the Senior Maritime Forum. Mr Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, one of the keynote speakers, President of BIMCO and Chairman of Louis Dreyfus Armateurs, will deliver his keynote address titled "Hot topics on the shipowners' agenda: BIMCO perspective". Captain Charles H. Piersall, IMO Maritime Ambassador and Chairman of ISO/TC 8 Ships and Marine Technology will be presenting with insights during the Shipbuilding & Ocean Engineering session on "The 3 Part Foundation for a sustainable maritime - the essential linkage".

The Senior Maritime Forum consists of four different sessions, which are Keynote Speeches, Shipbuilding and Ocean Engineering, Shanghai International Forum on the 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road - Shipping and Ports, and Marine Finance.

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