Fresh batch of partners announced for Maldives Marine Expo

A new batch of partners and sponsors have been announced for the upcoming Maldives Marine Expo 2017.

Leading local event management company Blak Pvt Ltd, which has been appointed by Liveaboard Association of Maldives (LAM) to organise and manage the expo, has earlier announced that this year’s edition of the Maldives Marine Expo will take place from September 9-11 at the main convention centre of Dharubaaruge in capital Male.

At a special ceremony held at Kohdhipparu Finolhu on Saturday, Gulf Craft Maldives and Suzuki marine engines by Maldives Transport and Contracting Company (MTCC) were announced as main sponsors, while Allied Insurance Company of the Maldives and Fuel Supplies Maldives (FSM) were named co-sponsors.

Others partners announced on Saturday include Meraki Coffee Roasters as the Speciality Coffee Partner, Design Gallery Holding as the Architecture Partner, Maldives TV as the Exclusive TV Channel, Rhombus as the Lifestyle Partner, Seven Ocean Transport as the Logistics Partner, Assurex by iTech as the Technology Partner, Parley Maldives as the Conscious Partner and Dive 48 as the Supporting Partner.

Meanwhile, Maldives Association of Tourism Industry (MATI) and Maldives Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (MATATO) were named Endorsement Partners.

Luxury cruiser Ritrella is pictured off Kohdhipparu Finolhu during the partners signing ceremony of Maldives Marine Expo held on Saturday. PHOTO/ LAM

State-owned tourism promotion company Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), local telecom giant Dhiraagu, local printer M7 and Event Maldives have earlier signed up as premium partners. Ten additional exclusive partners, including luxury cruiser Ritrella (Boating Partner), Pixel Solutions (Visual Partner), Efficacy Legal (Legal Counsel), Floating Asia (Magazine Partner), CTL Strategies (Tax Advisor), Symphony (Catering Partner), Rauch (Beverage Partner), ELYIZ (Photography Partner), ASAP (Security Partner) and Mihaaru (Media Partner), have also been announced at the official launching of the event in May.

Held annually since 2013, Maldives Marine Expo is the official exhibition of LAM, and serves as a platform for local boating industry professionals to meet and connect with their peers from around the world. It provides boat owners as well as suppliers to explore new business opportunities and partnerships, and collaborate with organisations that represent the boating industries of other countries.

Exhibitors include a wide range of businesses, including trade representatives, marine equipment suppliers and service providers. It also extends to resort developers and real estate agents as well as companies that provide telecommunication services, technology solutions, banking, financing and insurance services.

Over 32 exhibitors, including suppliers from China, Egypt, India, Russia, Sri Lanka, UAE and the US attended last year’s expo, which was held in the satellite town of Hulhumale.

Founded in 2007, LAM represents liveaboards operating in the Maldives and helps them expand their businesses through lobbying and promotional efforts.

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