Significant New South Wales marine presence in Dubai
The 20th Dubai International Boat Show will row through the 13 – 17 March with NSW companies representing 50 percent of the total contingent through their involvement in the Australian Pavilion.
“This is an excellent representation from NSW confirming the significance of the marine sector with the state,” AIMEX CEO MaryAnne Edwards said.
The Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) is the organiser and coordinator of the Australian Pavilion which is growing in size, resulting in a strong position for Australia in the global market.
Over 20 Australian marine industry companies will be represented at the show which is expected to increase over time.
“The support provided by NSW Trade and Investment has been a key factor in enabling such a strong contingent and will certainly drive positive results for NSW exporters,” Edwards said.
The Middle East is the only region in the world that can create a high level of investment. The number of leisure marine boats is estimated to rise to 50,600 in 2012.
The UAE region has considerable potential in the marine export market despite the current economic climate.
“These areas in the Middle East have highly active tourism and trade hubs that can support long term maritime ventures,” Edwards said.
The boat show will be a great platform for NSW companies and AIMEX members to take advantage of the opportunities arising from the Gulf marine market.