The Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2021 is back, and will run from 19 to 23 April with some 6,000 attendees expected at 19 events with a mix of virtual and hybrid formats.
The theme this year is 'New Frontiers, Shifting Paradigms' — addressing resilience, digitalisation, decarbonisation and talent development in the post-Covid environment.
Anchor event, Sea Asia, will host a virtual preview at SMW from 21-22 April, drumming up engagement between exhibitors, sponsors and target audiences ahead of the main hybrid show in September 2021.
The SEA Asia preview will include webinars, business matchmaking, networking opportunities, and a virtual exhibition. The event will also unveil the second phase of [email protected] — a single app consolidating vessel, immigration and port health clearances. An estimated 1,200 delegates from more than 40 countries are expected to tune in online, more than 60% comprising C-suite and senior management roles.
Meanwhile, the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC), will take place at Marina Bay Sands as a hybrid event (19-22 April). The first three days will see 250 local delegates attend in-person, following the latest safe management measures, while foreign delegates will tune in online for live-streamed content. Day four (22 April) will be a fully virtual event.
Sustainability is another focus for SMW, flowing with the IMO’s target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50% in 2050.
To support decarbonisation of the industry, attendees at the Singapore Shipping Forum (22 April) can expect the announcement of a new set of recommendations, while the Singapore Maritime Technology hybrid conference (19-22 April) will explore digital transformation, autonomous shipping, and decarbonisation technologies.
Understanding that current and future generations will require new skillsets and perspectives, the Maritime Manpower Forum (22 April), co-organised by MPA and the Singapore Maritime Foundation, will dive into future-ready skills and job redesign.