HONG KONG, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/—Marintec China 2013, the leading and most prominent maritime event in Asia, is opened in Shanghai today. In the forthcoming four-day show, industry professionals from renowned shipping companies, authorities and government bodies will be gathering in Shanghai to participate in this maritime significant event.

As one of the most important trading platforms in the maritime industry, more than 1,700 exhibiting companies from 34 countries / regions will be gathering at the Marintec China 2013 to showcase their latest products and technologies for the international maritime industry professional visitors. With a significant increase in the floor area from 2011, this year’s Marintec China will cover more than 70,000 square metres. Taking up six exhibition halls, (Hall N1, N2, N3, W3, W4, W5) of the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC), this year is going to be another record breaking year in maritime history. 16 national / regional pavilions from Austria, mainland China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Taiwan region, the United States and the United Kingdom are also staging in Marintec China which proved the internationality of the show with a wide variety of maritime products and technologies. To enhance our communication channels, Marintec China mobile app is newly launched this year.

On any Android or iPhone devices, users can visit the Marintec China website or scan the QR code to install the app. The mobile app can help the users navigate through the show, identifying exhibitors, create a customized list to plan the meeting itinerary and any items of interest etc. The new tool will surely make the exhibition experience easier throughout the four-day show. The Senior Maritime Forum will be held from 2-5 December at the Kerry Hotel, Pudong, Shanghai.

The overall theme this year is “Green Technology, Transformation, Breakthrough” with sessions dedicated to “Shipbuilding,” “Shipping and Ports,” “China Summit on International Ocean Engineering Equipment” and “Marine Finance,” as well as keynote speeches in tomorrow’s session. We are honoured to have the participation of many outstanding international experts to share their views in Senior Maritime Forum, including Dr Martin Stopford, President of Clarksons Research Service, Mr Andreas Nordseth, Director General of the Danish Maritime Authority, Mr Peter Noble, President of Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Mr Alf-Kare Adnanes, Vice President, Technology Director of ABB Group Marine & Cranes, Mr Masamichi Morooka, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) & International Shipping Federation (ISF), and many more. Exhibitors take Marintec China as an important platform to introduce their products and to promote and consolidate their brands in this event. Exhibitors like Siemens China has newly launched a new generation of diesel-electric propulsion system which reduce the cost of operation and; also ABB has adopted a new industrial drive which enables more efficient use of the monitoring system. Marintec China is sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, PRC; the Ministry of Transport, PRC; and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government; and co-sponsored by the China State Shipbuilding Corporation; the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation; the China Association of National Shipbuilding Industry; and the Chinese Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers; organised and managed by UBM and the Shanghai Society of Naval Architects & Ocean Engineers (SSNAOE). For more information, please visit: www.marintecchina.com.

SOURCE Marintec China