The second Malta Maritime Summit was officially launched this morning, Friday 9th February 2018, by the Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects the Hon. Dr Ian Borg during a press conference held at the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects. The press conference was also attended by Mr. Ivan Sammut, Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, Mr. John A. Gauci-Maistre, CEO of GM Conferences & Exhibitions Ltd.
The maritime industry is continually evolving and demands ongoing consideration as the industry has to endure new challenges while simultaneously is faced with the demands and dangers of modern day piracy and technology. This year’s summit will again be a unique opportunity where highly influential international maritime executives will meet, to also discuss and analyze the ongoing European Union maritime policy and its global impact and the concern expressed particularly by the European stakeholders and players. Great importance will be given to the Valletta Declaration and its contribution to the industry.
Spread over four and half days, the summit will seek to address logistics, automation, greenhouse gas emissions, digitalization, finance, cyber security and needless to say Brexit. An innovation this year will be a day – that is Friday the 5th October – dedicated entirely to the yachting industry and sea tourism where a number of exigencies, regulations and constraints overlap with commercial shipping.
Malta is one of the major players and continues to climb the ladder of success thus strengthening its synonymy with the maritime industry. For this reason it is ideally positioned to welcome yet again high level and distinguished speakers, panelists and delegates including some of the leading maritime executives, regulatory and representative bodies. These are expected to stimulate and engage in heated but constructive debate with the scope of truly being in line with the conference theme “The Voice of the industry”. Summaries of the various debates and their outcome, concerns and recommendations will be presented to the relevant authorities for their consideration.
Address given by John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M. – Malta Maritime Summit
Photo – From Left to Right: Mr. Ivan Sammut, Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen, the Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects the Hon. Dr. Ian Borg and John A. Gauci-Maistre K.M.– Malta Maritime Summit.