Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 to address present-day issues and chart new paths

  *   Over 40 key movers and shakers in global maritime to lead global discourse on hot-seat issues affecting the maritime industry.
  *   Inaugural APM Leaders' Forum to spotlight progressive topics such as digitalisation and women leaders in maritime.

     SINGAPORE, 7 November 2017 - The 15th Asia Pacific Maritime (APM), Southeast Asia's most established maritime, workboat and offshore exhibition and conference will be held at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 14 - 16 March next year. The biennial event will expect to play host to more than 1,500 international exhibiting companies from 60 countries, and over 15,000 trade visitors from Asia.

     Although signs of slow recovery in the global maritime sector this year brought relief to an industry that has been depressed in recent years, some industry leaders are holding onto cautious optimism that the global maritime industry will start to ease in 2018, encouraged by indicators such as the recovering energy sector. The digitalisation wave also signals renewed opportunities for players to explore and implement innovative ways to operate with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

     In the face of these industry changes, APM introduces the inaugural APM Leaders' Forum (14 March 2018) in celebration of its 15th edition. Marking the start of the three-day conference, sessions will see industry masterminds discuss and debate the outlook, opportunities and threats in 2018, digital disruptors, digitalisation, women in maritime, the new normal in the industry and shipbuilding in Asia.

     2018 will also see APM presenting its strongest line-up of keynote and conference speakers, with over 40 key shakers and movers in the maritime, workboat and offshore industry. They will lead thought-provoking dialogues as they deep dive into hot issues affecting the maritime industry.

     "Over the last 30 years, APM has become a crucial business platform connecting the global maritime world to Asia. Not only to do business, but to enable discussions on regional developments and major industry shifts, by bringing together business leaders and experts in their respective fields to share their knowledge, insights and forecast that will help industry players reshape their business strategies, navigate new frontiers and discover new business opportunities, which is especially important in this market climate," said Yeow Hui Leng, Senior Project Director, Asia Pacific Maritime.

     Registration to APM 2018 is now open. Asia Pacific Maritime 2018 will be held from 14 - 16 March 2018 at the Singapore Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre.

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Myanmar’s infrastructure development, building and construction supported by foreign and local companies at BUILD MYANMAR 2016, Yangon

Valued at close to US$5,000,000,000 in total, the top 10 development projects in Myanmar alone showcases the potential of its infrastructure development landscape and the market’s capacity for more development projects. International and regional companies have shown keen interest to invest in Myanmar’s development – importing skills, latest products, and solutions for the rapid commercialisation in Myanmar.

The fast expansion of the country’s infrastructure development has led to the introduction of BUILD MYANMAR 2016 – the event supporting various aspects of infrastructure development, facilities, building and construction in Myanmar.

International and regional development organizations such as the ODA (Official Development Assistance) Japan, ADB (Asian Development Bank) have also continuously supported Myanmar with financial and advisory assistance. With new investment laws and new development initiatives and projects, the country is primed to be one of the dynamic markets in the region.

BUILD MYANMAR 2016, the event supporting this development, will be held from 10 - 12 November 2016 at the Rose Garden Hotel, in Yangon, Myanmar. The event provides opportunities for the industry to network, gain knowledge and exchange information for the growth of the developing infrastructure, building and construction industries in Myanmar.

The event will showcase products, solutions, and educational seminars for all aspects of development – from concrete technology, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, refrigeration, pipes, pumps, valves, compressors, solar panels, loud speaker systems & LED lighting, electrical needs, to safety equipment and environmental control, and more.

Visitors can look forward to networking and creating new business opportunities with a largely foreign exhibitor group, with top products from the region. Countries include: Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Korea, Japan, India, Korea, and Myanmar.

One of the key features for the event is the business matching programme assisting buyers and sellers to meet, exchange information and network in a conducive hotel ballroom setting. In addition, there will be three special networking receptions to meet invited guests. Participants are encouraged to sign up for the business matching programme which is free of charge (on a first come first served basis) where they will be matched with the companies that have the solutions to their needs. As a business matching participant, attendees will also gain access to all networking sessions, refreshments throughout the event, as well as be able to take part in a lucky draw with fantastic prizes.

BUILD MYANMAR 2016, is an event for developers, owners, facility managers, architects, contractors, civil engineers, mechanical & electrical consultants/engineers, warehousing, logistics, distributors/agents and related trade involved in both new and refurbished infrastructure developments in Myanmar – both residential and commercial.

Entry into the exhibition is FREE for all trade visitors. Visitors are encouraged to pre-register to participate in the business matching programme, to attend FREE seminars & workshops, and for quick registration at the event. Seminar seats are on a first come first served basis subject to availability. Visit the BUILD MYANMAR 2016 website to pre-register and indicate your interest today!

Registration is also available at the event itself, simply bring your business card to register. For more information, please visit:

For further enquiry, please contact:

Mr. Alan Xing

Project Executive

Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd

Direct: +65 6320 9655


Ms. Alyssa Seah

Marketing Manager

Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd

Direct: +65 6320 9661


About the Organiser:

Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd (GIEC) provides integrated exhibition/conference organising & events consultancy, project management services to companies across diverse industries.

Our associates and team are highly experienced and dedicated Events Specialists with over 30 years of experience operating in Singapore, Southeast Asia, China, UAE and the wider region.

Their exposure cover a wide spectrum of economic sectors including aviation, automotive, boating, building & construction, education, leisure & entertainment, industrial, beauty & wellness, lifestyle & consumer, life sciences, maritime, medical & healthcare, Retail & Franchising, travel & tourism, transport & infrastructure, etc.

From event conceptualization, planning, implementation and post evaluation, GIEC offers reliable and meaningful collaboration with our clients and associates focusing on achieving successful results. As a resourceful and innovative agency, GIEC is adept at operating effectively in a highly dynamic and demanding environment with great agility and finesse offering high contact accessibility and consistent delivery standards. 

GIEC focus on cultivating long term partnership and relationships supporting the trade and investment growth of the industries offering reliable and meaningful collaboration with our clients and associates.



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