The 5th edition of Sea Asia, held at Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore from April 21-23, welcomed over 14,000 attendees from the global shipping industry. FCm Singapore was one of the exhibitors throughout the three days, allowing us to meet clients as well as prospects. The event also has a conference held concurrently to discuss topics such as ship financing, the current climate of the oil trade, the shale revolution, intra-Asia trade alliances and the future of the maritime sector. FCm presents a summary of the event…
Visitors to Sea Asia are mainly from businesses dealing with shipping and offshore management and the energy, or OGP (Oil, Gas and Petrolchem) trade. Sea Asia recognized as a networking platform for CEOs, presidents, decision-makers and maritime professionals from diverse sectors of the global shipping industry to come together to form partnerships with exhibitors and conference goers.
At the conference, a wide range of topics was discussed but finance seems to be a key concern across the board. Since the downslide of oil prices last June, many producers have switched to streamlining core operations by cutting costs and re-channelling focus on long-term contracts.
Meanwhile conference attendees came from all parts of the world, ranging from energy corporations (BHP Billiton Marketing, ExxonMobil), engineering and design (Maersk, Rolls-Royce), financial institutions (e.g. Credit Suisse AG, China Exim Bank), government bodies and associations (International Chamber of Shipping, Embassy of Netherlands), legal firms (Allen & Gledhill, Rajah & Tann), charters and logistics companies (CJ Korea Express, K Line).