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Frequently Asked Questions

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General attendee information

Seatrade Maritime Middle East is a business event for maritime professionals with a vested interest in the Middle East. The event features a three-day tradeshow, which connects senior buyers with a diverse market of industry suppliers, including on-board solutions, port services, equipment, machinery, classification services and more. A three-day educational conference runs in tandem, providing attendees with a unique opportunity to learn first-hand from renowned leaders, influencers and stakeholders.

This year's event will take place under the patronage of the UAE Ministry for Energy and Infrastructure, as part of UAE Maritime Week 2021.

Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2021 will take place from 13 - 15 December at Dubai Exhibition Centre (South Complex) - Expo 2020, Dubai. Find out more about the venue for this year's event here.

The online event will also run from 13 - 15 December, enabling those who are unable to travel to still access the most valuable parts of this year's event.

Seatrade Maritime Middle East is suitable for all shore-side maritime professionals in the Middle East.

The trade show is the heart of the event, making it ideal for those are either in a specialised procurement/sourcing role or have a direct input in buying decisions.

If your objectives are focused more on gaining educational insight, the three-day conference agenda is a great place to start.

Opening times for Seatrade Maritime Middle East 2021 will be announced shortly.

Nothing! Seatrade Maritime Middle East is free for attendees.

If you are or represent a member of Global Maritime Club, please contact Jo Lieberman to arrange registration. 

Health and safety

Informa AllSecure is Informa’s approach to enhanced health and safety standards at our events following Covid-19.  When you join Seatrade Maritime Middle East, you can therefore expect your health and safety to be our priority, with a range of measures are in place to ensure everyone involved is able to enjoy a safe, hygienic, productive and high-quality experience. 

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Seatrade Maritime Middle East will take place in accordance with local government guidelines for exhibitions, which currently state that anyone attending live events in the UAE must have received two doses of a Covid-19 vaccine and be able to supply a negative PCR test no more than 48 hours prior to the event taking place.

We will continue to monitor local response and update you as required.

Travel and hotel

We are delighted to announce Careem as the official travel partner for Seatrade Maritime Middle East. Attendees can get 20% off a total of six rides, valid on Careem Economy, Max, Business and Kids car type. Discount codes will be shared with attendees.

Expo 2020's Dubai Exhibition Centre is located just 300m from the new Dubai Metro Route 2020 station, with arrivals starting 06:15am and last departures at midnight. 

There is ample parking at the Expo 2020 site, but we would encourage you to consider using public transport as we seek to create a more sustainable event experience.

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Our official hotel concierge service is supplied by HotelMaps, which ensures you can take advantage of great accommodation at unbeatable prices. More information will be available soon.

Requirements for travel to the UAE are dependent on the country you are travelling in from, and we would encourage you to check with your local travel news. You can find out more here.

Expo 2020

Expo 2020 is a world expo which will take place from 1 October 2021 - 22 March 2022 in Dubai. The six-month event provides attendees with access to an exciting series of connected events and experiences, which includes Seatrade Maritime Middle East.

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Seatrade Maritime Middle East will take place in the South Complex of the brand-new, state-of-the-art Dubai Exhibition Centre at Expo 2020. Located just 300m from the heart of the Expo 2020 site, Dubai Exhibition Centre is adjacent to Dubai Metro Route 2020 Station and has ample parking space.

Attendees can also benefit from our partnership with Careem, which is the official travel partner for Seatrade Maritime Middle East.

While your registration will give you access to the Expo 2020 site and Seatrade Maritime Middle East, it will not guarantee you entry to the other events and experiences taking place during Expo 2020.