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Saudi Maritime & Logistics Congress returns to Dammam in September 2024

The much-anticipated exhibition and conference will bring together leading industry players who look to shape the future of the shipping sector in this dynamic region 

Supporting Saudi Arabia's ambitious growth plans of increasing its non-oil revenues to SR 45 billion a year, the 5th edition of Saudi Maritime & Logistics Congress, the Kingdom’s largest and most important maritime event, will take place on 18 – 19 September 2024, at the Dhahran Expo, Dammam

Press Releases 2023

Saudi Maritime Congress Provides Platform for Global MOU Signings

The 4th edition of the Saudi Maritime Congress – held under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services - showcased the immense potential and transformative power of the shipping and logistics sectors in Saudi Arabia and the GCC region. Aligned with the ambitious goals of Saudi Vision 2030, the event served as a catalyst for revolutionizing the maritime industry and driving sustainable growth.

4th Saudi Maritime Congress Opens in Dammam with Powerful Industry Support

The event, aligned with the goals set out in Saudi Vision 2030, will revolutionise the shipping and logistics sectors in the Kingdom and the GCC

Ministry of Transport and Logistic Services, the 4th edition of Saudi Maritime Congress - the Kingdom’s largest and most important global maritime event - successfully opened doors today at the Dhahran Expo in Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. H.E. Omar Hariri, President, MAWANI and Eng. Ahmed Al Subaey, CEO, Bahri officially opened and gave keynote addresses at the two-day event which supported by founding strategic partners, Bahri & Seatrade Maritime, with main partners, MAWANI & Transport General Authority (TGA), and strategic partners Saudi Aramco and IMI.

Saudi Maritime Congress brings the global spotlight to Kingdom’s shipping & logistics sectors.

With its economic diversification efforts; policy reforms and foreign direct investment commitments over the next five years, the eyes of the shipping world are on the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as it fast tracks to becoming a world leading maritime hub

The 4th edition of Saudi Maritime Congress will take place in Dammam from 20-21st September 2023 and put the spotlight on the scope of opportunity within this burgeoning sector and the fast-growing maritime logistics potential.

Press releases 2022

Saudi Maritime Congress opened with immense industry support on World Maritime Day

The event witnessed a record number of attendees including industry heavy-weights and facilitated strategic partnerships that will contribute to the growing local and regional economies

The third edition of Saudi Maritime Congress, the Kingdom’s largest and most important global maritime event successfully opened doors today at the Dhahran Expo in Dammam on World Maritime Day. The show was opened by, His Excellency Dr Rumaih Al Rumaih, Vice Minister of Transport & Logistic Services, His Excellency Omar Hariri, President, Saudi Ports Authority (Mawani) and Undersecretary of the Eastern Region Governorate Dr. Khalid bin Mohammed Al-Batal. 

Saudi Maritime Congress showcases the most prominent big data solutions and advanced technology in the maritime sector
Pushing the ceiling of digital transformation by accelerating the adoption of high-quality communication systems in the maritime sector

Dammam, Saudi Arabia – 14 September 2022: Latest innovations and adoption of new technologies within the maritime sector are at the top of the agenda of the 3rd edition of the Saudi Maritime Congress. The event aims to present the most prominent developments related to accelerating digital transformation and adopting advanced technological solutions in all operations within the sector.

Saudi Maritime Congress discusses future of energy to reach zero carbon in maritime sector
The most prominent maritime and logistics event in Saudi Arabia will lead discussions on the industry's changing landscape 

Dammam, Saudi Arabia – 12th September 2022: Saudi Maritime Congress will reinforce industry leaders’ commitment to achieving climate neutrality and discuss its impact on global supply chains, with the aim of creating a sustainable and safe environment in the maritime sector.

As the leading maritime and logistics event in Saudi Arabia, the conference will witness a number of discussion sessions that will bring together decision-makers from private companies and government bodies from around the world. The aim is to focus on accelerating the transition to clean energy and adopting best practices to reduce carbon emissions.

Saudi Maritime Congress gains the support of leading maritime organisations across the region
The event aims to facilitate valuable discussions for private and public maritime stakeholders on matters concerning the global maritime industry

Dammam, Saudi Arabia – 1 September 2022: Supported by major maritime authorities in the Kingdom such as Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and the Transport General Authority, the event will connect the industry across the region by bringing together ship owners, suppliers, and key decision-makers.

Saudi Maritime Congress 2022 to emphasise digitalisation and modern solutions
The event aims to enable the shipping and logistics industry’s digital revolution in the Kingdom and the GCC

Dammam, Saudi Arabia – 28 August 2022: The 2022 edition of the Saudi Maritime Congress (SMC) aims to bring together some of the leading tech companies in the region’s maritime sector to showcase their latest products and services.

Increased digitalisation, as well as greater reliance on autonomous applications and big data, are on top of SMC’s agenda for this edition. The conference brings in thought leaders who will play a vital role in educating the industry about new and improved technologies that can help in the accelerated growth of the sector

Saudi Maritime Congress announces dates for 2022 edition
The event, aligned with the goals set out in Saudi Vision 2030, will revolutionise the shipping and logistics sectors in the Kingdom and the GCC 

Damman, Saudi Arabia – 18th July 2022: The 3rd edition of Saudi Maritime Congress, one of the Kingdom’s most influential gatherings of professionals from the maritime and logistics industry is set to make a comeback. The event is scheduled to take place in Dammam on September 28-29 2022. 

Dates announced for the third Saudi Maritime Congress!
Ambition, innovation & growth

As we head toward the third Saudi Maritime Congress, I am delighted to share the dates for our in-person return this 28-29 September - Dhahran Expo, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It’s fantastic to see so much of our industry embracing the opportunities ahead both within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it’s connected global supply chain.