The Maritime Standard Awards is the highlight of the year for the region’s shipping and maritime industries. A glittering, high quality event, with attendees including key decision makers from across the Middle East and Indian Subcontinent, it is an occasion to recognise the achievements of the industry’s most outstanding performers and celebrate and reward their successes.
The inaugural event, held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum took place on Thursday 6th November 2014 at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, on The Palm with PR guru, journalist and writer Alastair Campbell as master of ceremonies. The Awards attracted over 600 of the region’s elite, including chairmen, chief executives and directors from all of the leading shipping companies, ports, terminal operators and maritime companies and organisations.
Centre stage was His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, who received The Maritime Standard Special Maritime Visionary Award in recognition of his exceptional foresight in supporting and revitalizing the UAE’s maritime sector, in his role as chairman of Dubai World.
Also in attendance were Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled Al-Sabah, CEO of Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, H.E. Shaikh Dr. Sabah Al Ali Al Sabah, Director General of Kuwait Ports Authority and H.E. Salem Al Zaabi, Director General of UAE’s The Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport along with other leaders representing all facets of the industry from the Middle East and Indian subcontinent.
The 2nd Annual Maritime Standard Awards will be held on Monday 9th November 2015 once again at the iconic Atlantis The Palm. Building on the achievements of the inaugural Awards, this year promises to be bigger and better still, with close to 800 guests likely to attend. All the top names and personalities will be there, providing unrivalled opportunities for networking, and generating business opportunities over the months to come.
As well as the 18 different award winners chosen by a high profile judging panel there will be a few, very special awards presented by the TMS team for outstanding contributions.
The Awards offer the industry a fabulous showcase, to highlight its many achievements. TMS achieved tremendous success in the inaugural year, and the industry can expect even more to come in 2015 and beyond.