Mumbai, September 6 (Washington Bangla Radio): Informa Exhibitions India, part of the UK based Informa plc is organizing the 8th Edition of INMEX India 2013, South Asia’s largest and most successful maritime event at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (Goregaon East, Mumbai) from 8th October 2013 to 10th October 2013. This trade event will have over 600 participating companies from 35 Countries including 7 Country Pavilions from Holland, Norway, Korea, Singapore, China and Iran among others. The products and solutions showcased at the event include dredging, marine equipment, marine offshore technology, ocean engineering, port equipment, port technology, ship repair, shipbuilding, underwater robotics etc. The event is supported by the Ministry of Shipping & many other key associations & trade bodies.
The 2013 edition is expected to be attended by over 8,000 global visitors that include shipping company owners, shipbuilders, port authorities, marine offshore technology, marine equipment, Indian Navy, Coastguards, Government officials, international trade representatives and high profile solution providers and decision makers under one roof!
INMEX India 2013 will bring together the national and international shipping, and maritime community making it the best platform to promote India’s scope of being a global maritime hub and leader. The shipping industry is considered to be a catalyst for economic development, as it facilitates 90% of world trade.
Indian government has announced a combined US$ 110 billion package to develop its ports and shipbuilding industry by 2020. The overall cargo traffic at major ports in India is about 600 million tones and is likely to reach 1,230 million tonnes by 2015 and 3,000 million tons by 2020 growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 20 per cent. The Indian maritime sector facilitates not only transportation of national and international cargo but also provides a variety of other services such as cargo handling services, shipbuilding and ship repairing, freight forwarding, lighthouse facilities and training of marine personnel etc. Against a background of globalisation and liberalisation, the global shipping industry has increasingly started looking to India for shipbuilding, ship repair and many other services.
The international INMEX conference takes place alongside the exhibition with session themes focused on the issues and solutions within the Indian maritime sector and are chaired by industry leaders and spokespersons. For more information on INMEX, visit www.inmexindia.com.