About 3rd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2018

The 3rd Annual Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2018 event will focus on the GCC governments, public and private sector companies that are investing significantly in advanced and highly sophisticated technology and innovation for data acquisition, integration and management to maximise access to marine data through regional cooperation. Marine data gains more and more importance in ports and waterfront projects as well as in offshore activities (oil and gas exploitations) and in ocean protection initiatives. Therefore, the GCC needs to share data and exchanges best practices to secure navigation and safety in the region.

Thanks to the impact from World Expo 2020, substantial investments have been made to increase the Emirate’s coastline. With other multiple marine projects announced in Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the GCC region is showing a strong and continuous development. This expansion highlights the importance of integrating existing technical capabilities and information into a framework for GCC marine data infrastructure that have been already raised by stakeholders acting in ports, oil and gas projects, building projects, environment protection.

For the third edition, the Annual Marine Data Infrastructure GCC 2018 conference will bring together marine data management experts, regulators, maritime sector stakeholders and technology providers to discuss ocean monitoring, data collection techniques and sharing, best practices and case studies, the latest technological advancements in terms of marine data infrastructure.

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Now is the moment for the GCC to evolve into a leader in marine data infrastructure:

  • DP World is to expand its flagship Jebel Ali Port with the construction of Terminal 4, costing S1.6bn. The planned construction work will see the port’s capacity increase by 3.1-million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) by 2018, taking its overall capacity to 22.1-million TEU. That means more needs for port equipment, costal and water data and weather forecast.
  • Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a contract for Phase 4 and 5 of the Dubai Water Canal Project. According to the contract, which amounts to Dh703 million, works in both phases are set for completion by the end of September this year.
  • In January 2016, Abu Dhabi Ship Building (ADSB) and Drydocks World have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to create an industrial entity to strengthen maritime projects in the UAE and across the GCC involving the latest infrastructure. The MoU aims to enhance knowledge and marine data transfer and capabilities exchange between the two companies and is the basis for future cooperation agreements.
  • Port of Duqm (Oman) plans massive development in next 3 years 2016, 2017 and 2018 in view of the hectic activities in progress to complete the final development work at the port for commencing fully-fledged operations and the last construction packages for completing the work.

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Excellent Opportunities for the Marine Industry

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  • Expand your network of contacts and potential clients in the GCC marine, port, oil and gas sector
  • Build brand credibility in the GCC region
  • Generate new leads and build quality new business relationships 
  • Position your brand and technology offers as a thought leader 
  • Demonstrate your commitment to the local market 
  • Gain a competitive edge 
  • Interact with government, developers, contractors, owners and marine data solution, influencers and engage key decision makers 
  • Launch new products and services


Top Reasons To Attend

Interact with government policy makers and marine industry experts to discuss, evaluate and support the new projects to be done by 2020 and the exchanges of data.

Gain insight into the upcoming the new projects in progress and to be launched, the GCC regulations, specifications and standards to be applied

Achieve your current and future development objectives and strategies by identifying new technology innovation, optimizing existing hardware and software configurations, integrating new devices into existing infrastructures

Develop your network of peers, decision makers and solution providers to increase your knowledge base and expertise resources in Dubai

Share national and international best practices and successful stories on technology used to bring efficient solutions that may applied to improve local marine data collection


2017 Advisory Board

2017 Speakers

The ACM Interface+ Format

The ACM Interface+ conference format is designed to optimise the valuable and finite time our busy delegations can dedicate to being out of the office while also enhancing their enjoyment of the ACM on-site experience. Specifically tailored to our region of operations here in the Middle East, the Interface+ format maximises networking opportunities, facilitating the building of profitable relationships within the context of a dynamic, efficient and relevant learning environment.

ACM conference days, using the Interface+ format, have an earlier start than conventional agendas and conclude with a late lunch. The conference sessions are regularly punctuated by refreshment and networking breaks to allow for unhurried face-to-face interaction between peers, colleagues and business prospects. The mid-afternoon conclusion of our formal conference agenda allows for government representatives and busy executives to adjourn earlier in the day, having still enjoyed a full and rich programme of content. Post-lunch, ACM will offer additional, optional learning and networking opportunities in the shape of workshops, product demonstrations, technology launches, site visits, pre-arranged 1-2-1 business meetings and hosted receptions.

Interface+ makes timing sense for our delegates and business sense for our sponsors.