‘The largest and most successful event since the beginning’. This was the general sentiment among exhibitors and participants of the 8th East Med Marine and Oil & Gas Exhibition. 84 exhibitors and more than 600 shipping and maritime professionals attended the conferences, workshops and exhibition. This year’s increased attendance verifies that the local shipping industry is growing and extends a vote of confidence for Cyprus macroeconomic stability.
During the 2-day event, customers and services providers had the opportunity to discuss and learn more about technological trends and how they impact the operations and efficiency of ships. Among other important topics, presentations were given on the new regulations evolving around Ballast Water Treatment Systems and Bunker fuel efficiency related to the 2020 low sulphur regulation.
Special attention has been given by the Minister of Transport, Communications and Works to the role of the shipping cluster in Cyprus and the importance of the development of supporting and auxiliary services to the shipping and upcoming oil and gas industries. The event has been endorsed by the Cyprus Shipping Chamber and the Poseidon Med II programme.