UAE Government Officials and Industry Experts to Speak at Tristar’s 4th Annual ‘Security at Sea’ Conference


  • This year’s event focuses on the happiness and well-being of seafarers, understanding decarbonization, the roadmap towards EEXI and CII management and maritime artificial intelligence.

UAE, Dubai: Under the patronage and presence of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure (MOEI), Tristar Group has officially announced the agenda for its 4th Annual Maritime Security Conference , focused on improving the lives of seafarers at sea.

The 4th edition will be held in Dubai on November 22, 2022 and will bring together UAE government officials, prominent regional maritime industry leaders and representatives from numerous maritime organizations, in addition to seafarers.

Senior Officials SE Eng. Hessa AlMalek, Advisor to the Minister of Maritime Transport at MOEI and Captain Abduallah AlHayyas, Director of Maritime Transport at MOEI will be among the industry panelists who will discuss proactive measures to improve working conditions and support for seafarers.

Experts from the shipping industry, shipbuilders, classification societies, universities and law firms were also lined up to delve deeper into this year’s theme of “Enhancing Seafarers’ Wellbeing “. Kitack Lim, Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO), will also deliver the keynote address to seafarers.

Supporting seafarer happiness and well-being

HE Kitack Lim, IMO Secretary General, said: “A safe, secure and efficient international maritime industry is indispensable to the modern world and is in the interests of global trade and the economy. As a former seafarer myself, the safety and security of seafarers is close to my heart. The IMO Secretariat will continue to work tirelessly to address maritime security challenges through a multi-pronged approach, including policy development, direct responses from our seafarer crisis SCAT and inter-agency and industry partnerships and we will continue to work with governments, industry and other international organizations to enhance maritime safety and security. I therefore look forward to participating in the next event and I am convinced that it will greatly contribute to safety at sea.”

Industry Call to Action Assessment

Eugene Mayne, Founder and CEO of Tristar Group, explained: “The 2022 agenda is full of topics that will help strengthen the industry with new insights and solutions. Our initiative will draw more attention from shipowners and other stakeholders to the plight of seafarers and the need for the industry to take action. Seafarers work around the clock to ensure business continuity and facilitate maritime trade. To maintain recent positive trends, governments and industry, in collaboration with international organizations, must intensify their joint efforts to limit the effects of emerging variants on crew changes while safeguarding the health and well-being of seafarers and global communities.

Chris Peters, Managing Director of Marine Logistics at Tristar Group, said: “The pandemic has challenged us to adapt to a rapidly changing world. To ensure rapid action and effective solutions, dialogue with industry is essential. Our event was an integral platform that initiated discussions and brought industry professionals together, encouraging them to take collective action. Therefore, our sessions will discuss company and project outlook, where industry leaders will provide insight into the current situation and emphasize the need to adapt to the dynamic market. ‘Safety at Sea’ will also give seafarers a platform to highlight the challenges facing them and raise their voices on the support they need. This includes the best medical care, maritime education and training to improve their professional abilities, and the identification and removal of physical and social barriers through effective cooperation between the public and private sectors.

The conference launched by Tristar’s Maritime Logistics division will continue to draw industry and global attention to the importance of the well-being of workers at sea, such as their physical and mental health. Scheduled to be held in-person from 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (GST), the event will also be broadcast live at crew centers in Mumbai, India and Manila, Philippines, and will also be available online thereafter.

For more information, please visit: https://conference.tristar-group.co/agenda/ and you can register from: https://conference.tristar-group.co/event-registration/

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“Safety at sea” press contact:
Arthur Los Banos
Senior Corporate Communications Manager
Tristar Group
[email protected]

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