Indian Navy champions the cause of being a “Builders Navy”- endorses Maritime Nation India 2017
‘A robust and competitive shipbuilding industry is an important contributor to a nation’s Comprehensive National Power’.
The Indian Navy is sailing towards indigenisation, transforming itself from a buyer’s navy to a builder’s navy.
According to Admiral Sunil Lanba , Chief of the Naval Staff ‘The 21st century is truly the ‘Century of the Seas’… Warship Building capacity is a contributor to National Power … I am confident that Maritime Nation India 2017 will highlight opportunities for enhancing indigenisation”
The three day exhibition and conference- Maritime Nation India 2017, includes a conference dedicated to Shipbuilding, Ship Repair and Ship Recycling and, has now received a formal endorsement from the Chief of Naval Staff. The Indian Navy has confirmed their participation in Maritime Nation India 2017 and Admiral Sanjay Mahendru, Flag officer Commanding, Maharastra Naval Area would share his insights and present a key note at the conference.
While the maiden 2016 edition garnered participation of 2000 industry professionals and 40 exhibitors from 10 countries, the 2nd edition would have over 100 exhibitors and 5000 participants from over 20 countries.
The tradeshow includes 7 conferences on each key segment of the maritime ecosystem – Trade Lanes & Shipping, Maritime Infrastructure, Multi-modal Connectivity, Shipbuilding & Ship Repair, Finance & Investment, Automation & Training, and Cruise & Lighthouse Tourism, which will bring together industry stakeholders - decision makers, senior government officials, and business leaders, on a single platform.
Maritime Nation India 2017 has received letters of endorsement from Shri. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping of India, Shri. Suresh Prabhu, Minster of Railways, India, Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, India and support from several industry associations including the Indian Merchants Chamber (IMC); Maharashtra Chamber of Commerce, Industry & Agriculture (MACCIA); Freight Forwarders Association in India” (FFFAI); Brihanmumbai Custom House Agents' Association (BCHAA); Association of Multimodal Transport of India (AMTOI); Shipbuilders & Ship Repairers Association (SSA)—UK, etc.