Archive for October, 2008

Stalwarts of Middle East Maritime Industry Tie- Up for MASTECH 2008

Monday, October 20th, 2008

MAST Middle East Alumni of Naval Architects graduated from the Department of Ship Technology, Cochin University of Science and Technology is organizing their first International Maritime Conference, MASTECH 2008. The high profile Conference is exclusively supported by Marine BizTV- the world’s first global Maritime Television Channel. MASTECH 2008 will be the first maritime conference in the Middle East to be telecast live. The telecast will be done by Marine BizTV.

The maritime digital show MASTECH Digi Show that showcases the latest technology and trends in the shipbuilding industry will also be held along with the conference. Scheduled for two days 12th & 13th November at Hotel Crowne plaza, Dubai, the
conference will have 20 international paper presentations from the leading players of the industry. MASTECH 2008 will be the right platform for the delegates to network, strike deals, forge trade relations and discover new realms of success.

MASTECH 2008 is organized in connection with the 25th Anniversary celebrations of MAST. To commemorate this milestone Techno Maritime Awards 2008 will make its appearance on the 13th of November 2008. The Award Nite will honor the yeoman service towards the UAE Maritime Industry.

Stalwarts of the UAE Maritime Industry have already declared their complete support and sponsorship of MASTECH 2008. Dubai Dry docks World has come forward as the Main Sponsor of the event and has promised their support to make this event the most successful one. Since the past 25 years, Dubai Drydocks world is the unrivalled premier repair, conversion and new building yard in the Middle East.

Equally delighted and supportive is the co-sponsor Albwardy Marine Engineering LLC, one of the most reputed marine engineering service provider in the Asian region which has diversified operations in Ship Repair, Ship building, Marine Engineering, Diving, Hydraulic & Electrical services, from our fully equipped shipyard in Dubai, workshops in Fujairah & Salalah (Oman). Along with Albwardy is the co – sponsor Emarat Maritime LLC. EMARAT MARITIME is the Ship operating arm of SHARAF
GROUP and has already made its name eminent in the Global Markets as the operators of the Dubai series of vessels.

MASTECH 2008 will be the right podium to strike a good deal for business networking and to meet people from around the world unanimously voices the representatives from Emarat Maritime and Albwardy. MASTECH 2008 is supported world wide by various organizations such as RTA, Dubai, SNAME, RINA, UAE Ship owners Association, Dubai Ship Agents Association and RECSO. The event has received extensive publicity through various medias like The Naval Architect, Baird Maritime, Ginsye Publications, Marine & Industrial Report, Marine Log and The Maritime Executive.

MASTECH 2008 is governed by a Technical Ardvisory Board. Trevor Blakely : Chief Executive, The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Nawal Saigal : Managing Director, Drydocks World-Dubai, Paul Friedberg : President, Goltens Worldwide Service, Capt Jitendra Misra : Managing Director, Emarat Maritime LLC, Dubai and Prof Walter Stovhase : Rostock University, Germany lead the Technical Advisory Board.

The two day conference will be followed by Silver Jubilee celebrations of MAST and Global Gathering of Naval Architects and marine Engineers. The entire event will give a platform to rub your shoulders with the giants of the industry. Delighted at the exuberant response from the industry, MAST President Mr. Sohan Roy expects the MASTECH 2008 crowd to be over 3000 Naval architects and Marine Engineers from the global maritime fraternity. Seeing the support and excitement from the Maritime Industry, MASTECH 2008 will be a landmark in the history of Middle East maritime events says Mr. Ashik Subahani, Event Convener.

Post Event: International Optical Fair Tokyo (IOFT 2008)

Thursday, October 9th, 2008


Dear GoingToMeet,

Thank you very much for cooperating with IOFT 2008.

Fortunately, the show drew tremendous number of visitors not only from Japan but also from other countries and received a high degree of media coverage, of course, including you!

We have heard a lot of voices saying that the show was even more successful than ever.

All this success was primarily due to the unstinting support of you.

We still have plans for next year (27-29, Oct) to continue the progress and expansion of IOFT and look forward to receiving continuous supports from you.

We hope to have a further cooperation with you for the coming years, and thank you again for your kind supports for IOFT 2008!

Best regards,

Satoko Hombu (Ms.)
IOFT Show Management/Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.
Tel: +81.3.3349.8508
Fax: +81.3.3344.2411