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Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East is the essential event for maritime markets in the MENA region, connecting ship owners, shipyards, port operators, government representatives and industry professionals with a high-quality conference agenda and exhibition of maritime suppliers, services and solutions.

Connect with world-class maritime suppliers

Whether you’re looking to find solutions to operational challenges, discover innovations that enhance efficiency or get hands-on with the latest tech, the exhibition at #SMLME is your arena for sourcing the right supplier for your business needs.

Engage in an educational conference agenda

Gain actionable insight as leading names guide you through a crucial programme of talks. Our unmissable State of the Industry will set the agenda before a series of break-out sessions covering specialist topics within the maritime logistics sector.

Build a strong network of maritime connections

Meet new and familiar faces through formal and unstructured networking opportunities. As the essential meeting of maritime markets in the MENA region, #SMLME represents a powerful opportunity for strengthening your network.

"We have been participating in and supporting Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East for many years as it is a great opportunity to connect with the industry’s finest and share experiences and know-how. "

DNV Maritime

Meet the winners of our #20Under40

The definitive guide to young talent, representing the future for maritime markets in the Middle East, held in association with Youngship UAE. Meet the class of 2021.

Celebrate with the Seatrade Maritime Gala Dinner

Perfect for catching up with old friends and meeting with new. The Seatrade Maritime gala dinner is the place for networking and relaxing!

Experience the buzz of an in-person event 

As events return back to a normal cycle, the opportunity to meet up face-to-face has never felt so important. Who will you see at #SMLME 2023?

Coming up in May 2023


15 May - Course TBA

One of Dubai’s leading courses will host a full compliment of maritime golf enthusiasts to kick off UAE Maritime Week and SMLME in style.

16 May (AM)

Directly following the opening and VIP tour of Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East, the Keynote Forum will provide a strategic and macro introduction to the three days of content to follow.

16 May (PM)

An exciting new addition to the event, the Innovation Incubator will give a stage to start-ups and innovators creating some of the latest technology, projects and processes set to enhance sector.

17 May (AM)

The latest challenges in the legal landscape and opportunities for maritime CFOs in today’s boardrooms. Key topics: Decarbonisation, digitalisation and disruption.

17 May (PM)

Cadets and recent post-graduates witness a masterclass panel of industry leaders talk about working in maritime & logistics in an industry where skills and opportunities are changing everyday. 

17 May

The return of Seatrade’s highly popular technical conference will fill the Al Multaqua Ballroom for a day of innovation, technical prowess and operational excellence.

18 May

This vital one-day conference will bring together experts from maritime-related logistics concerns, ports and shipowners to debate opportunities and risks throughout this market segment.

18 May

The return of Seatrade’s high-level conference celebrating all things offshore marine will bring together the serious players in the offshore marine services space.

19 May - TBA

A series of networking events and tours of some of Dubai's most presitigious port facilities. Full details to be announced in the new year.