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SHIPTEK 2024 Celebrates Innovation and Excellence in Global Maritime Industry, Uniting Leaders in Saudi Arabia

Shiptek 2024, the premier maritime event, recently came to a close following two days of engaging discussions and awards bestowed upon key players driving the sector forward. Held on May 14th and 15th, 2024 at Sofitel The Corniche, Al Khobar, this esteemed conference united industry leaders, policymakers, and specialists for enriching conversations on the maritime industry’s changing landscape. Dr. Omaimah Bamasag, Deputy of Transportation Enablement at the Transport General Authority (TGA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, delivered the keynote address, while Sir Sohan Roy, President of the International Maritime Club (IMC) and Founder Chairman & CEO of Aries Group, gave the presidential address. The event served as a hub for expert presentations and captivating,panel discussions covering a wide array of maritime industry topics.

Mohammed Qahtani, a renowned TedX motivational speaker, trainer, and coach, conducted a captivating and interactive leadership session, drawing from his vast experience to motivate and inspire the audience. The event culminated with the highly esteemed Shiptek International Maritime Awards, celebrating top-performing organizations and notable professionals in the industry.

Under the category of Individual Awards, Ms. Hind Alhelal – Senior Seafarer Affairs Officer, Transport General Authority (TGA) was bestowed with Young Woman Achiever of the Year (Human Resource Management) and Ms. Hadeel Khawagi – Yachts Operations, Faisal M. Higgi & Associates, won the Young Woman Achiever (Maritime Operations). Yasser Zaghloul CEO at National Marine Dredging Company won ShipTeK Personality of the Year. CEO of the Year was bestowed upon Dr. Abdullah Alahmari, CEO of International Maritime Industries (IMI).

OUTSTANDING PERFORMER OF THE YEAR was awarded to H.E. Eng. Essam Alammari, Acting Deputy for Maritime Transport, TGA. Goridah Alyami, Project Director, NEOM, won the EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (PROJECTS) award, Adil Zobair, Vice President, Sedres Maritime won the EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (MARITIME SERVICES) and Rayan Salwati, Reliability Manager at MA’ADEN won EXCELLENCE IN PROFESSIONAL SERVICES (OIL & GAS).

SHIPTEK Organizational Excellence Awards were bestowed upon the top-notch maritime organizations that have contributed immensely to developing global maritime sector. The winners included BAHRI (Tanker Operator of the Year & Best HSE Initiatives), International Maritime Industries (IMI) (New Building Yard of the Year), Transport General Authority (TGA) (Best Employer of the Year), Zamil Shipyard (Ship Repair Yard of the Year), National Maritime Academy (NMA)
(Best Training Institute), KANOO SHIPPING (Ship Agency of the Year), P&;O Maritime Logistics (CSR Award of the Year), American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) (Classification Society of the Year – Offshore), Faisal M. Higgi & Associates Co Ltd. (Best Service Provider – Marine), Al Tamimi & Co. (Law firm of the Year), Robban Assafina (Best Regional Maritime Media), RAWABI VALLIANZ (Ship Manager of the Year), Bureau Veritas (Classification Society of the Year – Marine), RED SEA GLOBAL

(Rising Star – Organization), and King Abdul Aziz Port – Dammam , Saudi Ports Authority
(Port of the Year).

The awards honored the innovations and stewardship guiding the future of global maritime trade. Saudi Arabia upheld its reputation as a hub convening both public and private sector blue economy leaders. The awards honored the innovations and stewardship guiding the future of global maritime trade.
The event sponsors:

Strategic Partners: Transport General Authority, Saudi Red Sea Authority; International Maritime
Industries, and Mawani
Badge & Lanyard Sponsor: National Maritime Academy (NMA)
Delegate Bag Sponsor: Faisal M. Higgi & Associates Co.
Registration Sponsor: American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)
Lunch & Coffee Sponsors: Bahri and SEDRES MARITIME
Conference Session Sponsors: Bureau Veritas, Marca Marine, China Classification Society and Kanoo Shipping
Associate Sponsors: UNI Marine Group, Sea Safety Marine Services Co. LLC, Saifee Trading Co, Al Tamimi & Company.
Source: ShipTek

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