5th Edition of Maldives Marine Expo begins at Dharubaaruge and Extended Water Display in Fishermans Area

PUBLISHED October 23, 2019

Fifth edition of Maldives Marine Expo kicked off today 1:30pm at Dharubaaruge, the biggest convention center in the Capital City of Maldives, Male'.

Maldives Marine Expo is the Official Exhibition of National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) and organized by Blak Pvt Ltd were inaugurated by Minister of Economic Development Uz. Fayyaz Ismail.

In the opening remark, Mr.Ismail Hameed Vice President of National Boating Association of Maldives said, "This event has expanded over the years, especially this year. An event like this has always been a challenge,  but he appreciated the support from the event manager and industry. This is the longest running event in the Marine industry and the purpose of such an event is to bring the industry together on one platform and share their products with other businesses and state of the art options available in the market. 

Minister Fayyaz said, "After twelve years from inception , the Liveaboard Association has received national status and changed to National Boating Association of Maldives . While, we, the government will hear and consider the voice of the organization when making decisions regarding the development of tourism and marine industry".  Furthermore Minister highlighted, "Approximately, 300 vessels are operating in the Maldives including Safaris , Diving Dhonis and Fishing Boats. While, almost 8000 locals are employed on these vessels. In a very near future, a harbor will be built that is safe and closer to both Hulhule and Male"

Top officials from Maldives National Boating Association and representatives from the marine industry attended the ceremony.

The entrance free expo will be open for 3 days from today 23rd to 25th October, Friday. The expo will be open for public from 2pm to 10pm each day.

Maldives Marine Expo is an international platform that presents a diverse range of exhibitors that contribute to the marine industry. National boating Association of Maldives is the official representative body for live aboard industry of Maldives and is the founder of Maldives Marine Expo.

Over the past 5 years, Maldives Marine Expo has been the mediator for manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, and has facilitated connections between large corporations and stand-alone businesses and continues to introduce newcomers and innovative technologies to the market. Maldives Marine Expo 2019, with its theme Marine Technology aims to share the technological developments that would improve different sectors of the maritime operations.

Gulf Craft and Co-Sponsor is Al-Shaali Marine. The Expo Endorsed by; Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Economic Development, Ministry of Science, Technology and Communication and Male City Council.

Other partners of the event include the largest telecommunication provider in Maldives, Dhiraagu appointed as the Digital Service Partner and Mihaaru News as the Media Partner. other partners associated with the expo includes;

Event Maldives Sound & Lights Partner

Floating Asia Magazine Partner

Design Gallery Production Partner

Eliyz Photography Partner

Crow Maldives LLP Audit Partner

Habitat Pvt Ltd Flooring Partner

The Civil Coffee Society Specialty Coffee Partner

Absolute Security & Advance Protection (ASAP) Security Partner

Loopcraft Creative Partner

Print Lab Printing Partner

Toddy Inc. Apparels Partner

Virtual Technologies LLP Technology Partner

Sunfront Pvt Ltd Furnishing Partner

Aqua Vita Residencies Real Estate Partner


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