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Abu Dhabi hosts world ports summit Monday

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Abu Dhabi, March 27 (IANS/WAM) Representatives of the global maritime industry will participate in a two-day World Ports and Trade Summit being organised here March 28-30, it was announced Sunday.

The summit will be attended by the representatives from some of the world’s most important international commercial shipping hubs.

“Given the truly global nature of the industry, which increasingly relies upon unhindered international trade and standardized regulations, this conference caters to the full spectrum of maritime industry stakeholders, from economists to terminal operators and shipping companies to cargo owners and investors,” said Chris Hayman, chairman of Seatrade, which is jointly organising the event with Turret Media.

UAE Foreign Trade Minister Sheikha Lubna Al Qasimi will be among those who will deliver the keynote address during the opening ceremony.

The event is split into six different sessions, covering topics such as the world economy, trade and ports, future challenges and opportunities for the Middle East.

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