Maldives Marine Expo 2017 kicks off

Maldives Marine Expo 2017 kicked off Saturday.

The expo takes place from Saturday to Monday at the main convention centre of Dharubaaruge in capital Male, and is open for visitors everyday from 2-10pm.

Event organiser Blak Pvt Ltd said 24 exhibitors are participating in this year’s edition of the expo. In addition, the expo includes expert panel discussions, hourly lucky draws and an art exhibition.

Stalls at the Maldives Marine Expo 2017. PHOTO/ SUN ONLINE

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.

A panel discussion at the Maldives Marine Expo 2017. PHOTO/ BLAK PVT LTD

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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