Maritime Academic Conference and Expo
The MARACAD Conference and Expo is held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority – Land and Maritime, in a high level strategic partnership with the Dubai Maritime City Authority.MARACAD 2016 will include a conference and exhibition focused on helping shipping industry stakeholders prepare the next generation for jobs in the maritime sector. The event also aims to encourage the implementation of innovative new technologies in maritime training and education and to help develop the capabilities and effectiveness of human resource management teams within the ports.
Day two of the MARACAD 2016 conference will host an expert panel of speakers focusing on the social element of the shipping business and will address the main challenges and opportunities, facing the industry as it seeks to develop its human resources. In particular, speakers will address how the maritime sector can attract talented young people to work in various segments of the industry, in line with the stated aims and aspirations of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The conference will also highlight the movement away from traditional methods of education and training through the utilisation of creative new ideas and innovative technologies.