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What's On at UAE Maritime Week

The 2025 edition of UAE Maritime Week will be held under the patronage of the Ministry for Energy and Infrastructure and provides an inspiring platform for participants to come together, build new networks and work collaboratively to explore the opportunities ahead for maritime across the UAE.

Build and strengthen your network

Attracting a network of proactive professionals from the UAE and beyond, each event offers you a unique opportunity to connect with those committed to regional markets.

Discuss industry opportunities and challenges

Throughout the week, industry influencers will lead a series of unmissable talks, empowering you with insight, ideas and practical advice for the future.

"The events taking place under the umbrella of the UAE Maritime Week will continue to help our industry find solutions to pressing concerns."

H.E. Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei,
Minister of Energy and Infrastructure

What's On...

Anchored by the flagship event, Seatrade Maritime Logisitcs Middle East, UAE Maritime Week will feature key networking events, awards, thought-leadership and experience days to engage with.

Coming Up in May 2025...

UAE Maritime Leaders Forum 

Held In association with Seatrade Maritime Club and in partnership with Tactics Media by invitation only.

Seatrade Maritime

One of Dubai’s leading courses will host a full compliment of maritime golf enthusiasts to kick off UAE Maritime Week and SMLME in style.

The centrepiece of UAE Maritime Week, our flagship #SMLME expo boasts some 200 exhibitors and sponsors bringing you the latest technology, services and solutions over the show's three open days. Exhibitor Information

Directly following the opening and VIP tour of Seatrade Maritime Logistics Middle East, the Keynote Forum will provide a strategic and macro introduction to the three days of content to follow.


Seatrade Maritime

SMLME will host a who’s-who of VIPs at this exclusive Gala Dinner. Guests can also applaud the 0 under 40 class of 2025 – an inspirational group of young future leaders in the regional maritime community.

Women in Maritime Business Excellence Roundtable

The International Day for Women in Maritime is celebrated every year. It recognizes women's achievements in the industry and promotes their recruitment and employment. The IMO is dedicated to achieving gender equality and is organizing the Women in Maritime Business Excellence Roundtable as part of the UAE Maritime Week. 

The return of Seatrade’s highly popular technical conference will fill the Al Multaqua Ballroom for a day of innovation, technical prowess and operational excellence.

The latest challenges in the legal landscape and the  challenges and opportunities for maritime CFOs in today’s boardroom.

Cadets and recent post-graduates witness a masterclass panel of industry leaders talk about working in maritime & logistics in an industry where skills and opportunities are changing everyday.

The Innovation Incubator will give a stage to start-ups and innovators creating some of the latest technology, projects and processes set to enhance sector.

This vital one-day conference will bring together experts from maritime-related logistics concerns, ports and shipowners to debate opportunities and risks throughout this market segment.

The return of Seatrade’s high-level conference celebrating all things offshore marine will bring together the serious players in the offshore marine services space.

Maritime Future Dialogues - Panel Discussion

This Panel Discussion, open to the Shipping Community will focus across relevant topics to the UAE Market, including UAE as a Flag State and also around COP28 and the role the maritime industry is taking for same. 

Your opportunity to show people your facility  “let us know if you are planning a tour and we can promote that to our audience"

A showcase of regional maritime markets, UAE Maritime Week is the essential platform for showcasing the best of local maritime markets across a series of in-person events, conferences and experiences.