GEAR | Hong Kong Maritime Week 2022 kicks off
The Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board (HKMPB) formally opened this year’s Hong Kong Maritime Week exhibition with a ceremony held on Monday, November 21.
Hong Kong Maritime Week 2022 (HKMW 2022), which runs from November 20 to 26, will include various physical, online, and/or hybrid activities for both local and international industry practitioners.
The HKMPB expects that, through these activities, 1) Hong Kong will be promoted as a preferred base for maritime business and 2) there will be greater awareness among the Hong Kong community about the economic contributions made by the special administrative region’s (SAR) maritime and port industries.
John Lee, HKMPB Chief Executive, said that Hong Kong’s National 14th Five-Year Plan includes the development of high-value-added maritime services for better integration into the SAR’s overall progress and, more specifically, its place in the development of a world-class port cluster.
Lam Sai-Hung, HKMPB Chairman, meanwhile remarked that the HKSAR government will continue to take proactive measures to aid in the development of the maritime industry. Some examples include implementing tax concessions for shipping enterprises, the smart port initiative, and new schemes for maritime manpower development.
Over 40 activities organised by local, mainland and international marine institutes in support of HKMW 2022 will take place over the seven days of the exhibition. The themes range from building up the maritime talent pool, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area development, education and careers, green shipping, maritime technology, ports and logistics, shipping and maritime to high-value-added services such as marine insurance, maritime law and arbitration, ship finance and ship management.
Co-organisers of the event are the Hong Kong Shipowners Association and the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, together with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Invest Hong Kong as partners. For more details of HKMW 2022, please visit www.hkmw.hk.