Singapore Maritime Week returns with ‘Transformation for Growth’ theme

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Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2022 returns for the 16th time this year, from 4 to 8 April 2022. Presented in a hybrid format and organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW 2022 will be anchored on the theme of ‘Transformation for Growth’. The week-long event will bring together industry experts and thought leaders from various sectors within the maritime industry to discuss and share insights on four key areas – innovation, sustainability, services and talent.

This year’s event will spotlight the challenges and opportunities in these uncertain times with supply chain disruptions, as well as how the latest trends such as digitalisation are disrupting the maritime industry and its journey towards the development of smart ports and shipping. It will also serve as a platform to evaluate the industry’s sustainability efforts and examine the opportunities that digitalisation and decarbonisation create to accelerate our progress towards sustainable shipping.

Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, said: “Shipping is a global business and will hence need a collaborative approach amongst all stakeholders to deal with our common set of challenges. Singapore Maritime Week 2022 provides the platform for international maritime thought leaders and industry partners to come together to discuss issues openly, spar ideas, build partnerships, and to advance our collective interest to make shipping more resilient and sustainable.”

Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations Mr S. Iswaran will officiate at SMW 2022’s opening ceremony on 4 April. It will be followed by the Singapore Maritime Lecture, where Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Mr Heng Swee Keat will kickstart the conversation on how Singapore is responding to global trends impacting the maritime sector. DPM Heng will also provide details of the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map Refresh in his keynote speech.

Throughout the week, SMW 2022 will see more than 20 events, including ten MPA-led events taking place through a mix of virtual and hybrid formats consisting of various forums, conferences as well as anchor events. SMW 2022 will also see participation from more than 10 international organisations and over 100 keynote speakers.