Your dedicated workboat event






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5-7 October 2009

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, United Arab Emirates

Your dedicated



for the

Middle East

Organised by

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Public Works and

Chairman of the National Transport Authority

Supporting Organisations Sponsors Principal Sponsors















5-7 October 2009

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre,

United Arab Emirates

Workboats in demand

As the world's supply of oil depletes, the Gulf's importance as a

source of energy will increase throwing the Middle East Offshore

oil and gas industry into overdrive. Just over 61%* of global

reserves are located in countries around the Gulf furthering the

importance of maritime security vessels.

* Source U.S Energy Information Administration.

The continued land reclamation projects, plus rapid development of shoreline and island

projects throughout the region and the growing workboat presence within the Indian

Sub-continent and Caspian regions, further fuels the demand for workboats of all varieties. From

maritime security vessels to dredgers and water taxis to tugs, already more than 2000

workboats of all kinds are estimated to be working in the Middle East.

Middle East Workboats, the event dedicated to the workboat industry in the region

, is perfectly placed as a unique

platform bringing together leading players from all over the world for networking and business.




Salvage vessels

Offshore support vessels

Anchor handling vessels

Coastal crew vessels

Inter island ferries

Pilot boats

Diving vessels


Coastguard vessels

Emergency service vessels

Patrol boats

Research, science and education


Water taxis

Security and safety vessels

Workboats range in size, function and capability, taking on a

multitude of roles in the maritime and offshore industries.

Examples of workboats include:

Defining the Workboat

The Seatrade exhibition for

workboats is a focused

exhibition.This was a good

chance to meet up with

suppliers and customers from

our area of business.

Bo Vestbirk Laub, Managing Director, Svitzer Middle East Ltd, UAE

Following the successful launch in 2008, Middle East Workboats is established as the must

attend event solely dedicated to this industry, which brings together regional and


Your dedicated




exhibiting companies from


countries participated

at Middle East Workboats 2008.


high level industry executives




attended the exhibition and conference.

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Who should exhibit

Participating at Middle East Workboats 2009 is a must for all owners,

operators, builders, repairers and component manufacturers of workboats.

Exhibitor Profile:

Agents, distributors and insurance


Architects, designers and consultants

Trade associations

Electronics, software and IT solutions

Dredgers and reclamation companies

Engine, propulsion and power


Deck machinery, marine and safety


Classification societies

Fuels, lubricants and pollution control

Offshore support, equipment,

engineering and construction

Ship/Boat builders, repairers and

conversion specialists

Port terminals and dockside


Recruitment and training

Middle East Workboats represents an important platform

for the industry in light of current developments and land

reclamation underway in Abu Dhabi.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister for Public Works and Chairman of the National Transport Authority


event for the

Middle East

Exhibitor Package

Choose between our two exhibition packages,

depending on your requirements...

Shell scheme

(minimum 12sqm)

Package includes: walls, carpet, lighting, 1 electricity socket, fascia board with company name in English and stand number, stand cleaning and furniture package ( 1 table, 3 chairs, 1 wastebasket) per 12sqm.

Space only

(minimum 30sqm)

The opportunity to design and build your own stand. An agreed area of exhibition space will be provided.

Exhibition space expanded for 2009

book your space now

Corner support (where appropriate)

Wall panel Spotlight Fascia

Seminar Theatre

An opportunity for all exhibitors to show case their latest products and services,

highlighting the latest technology and developments affecting the industry. All

exhibitors are encouraged to book a 30 minute presentation slot, part of their

exhibiting package, and promote their presentations before the event. All

presentations are free for visitors to attend.

Middle East Workboats 2008 was extremely successful for

Royston... we have already rebooked our stand for 2009!

Lawrence Brown, MD, Royston, UK

Great Exhibition – over 140 visitors to our stand and they

were all serious clients.We’ll be back!

Steve Dougal, MD, Century Marine Services Ltd, UK

Prime exhibition location

Early-bird booking discount

Company listing within the commemorative

programme/event guide - maximum of 50 words and full company contact details.

Company listing on event’s dedicated website

2 year promotional subscription to Seatrade Magazine (per company)

Opportunity to book a 30 minute presentation slot within the Exhibitor Seminar Theatre

Preferential advertising rates within the commemorative programme and show daily.

Event targeted marketing campaign through industry press, newsletters, global trade associations and pre show promotional material.


Middle East Workboat Conference

Sponsorship at Middle East

Workboats 2009

Sponsorship is an effective marketing tool to promote your company brand, message, products and services. Middle East Workboats offers a number of tailor made sponsorship packages to suit your needs and requirements. As the only dedicated workboat event in the region, Middle East Workboats provides an outstanding platform for all sponsors to target a dedicated and high profile audience.

For further details and costs please contact or

Steering Committee

A group of industry leaders has been brought

together to form a steering committee

whose aim will be to help build on the

success of the first event.

Jassim Al Mulla

Head of Administration Services, ESNAAD

Hassan Abouraya

Technical Adviser, Zamil Offshore

Ron Clark

General Manager, NICO Middle East Ltd

Gary Dockerty

Group Business Development Manager

Lamnalco Group

Mohamad Kamal Abdallah

Business Development Manager, ESNAAD

Gary Mills

Business Development Manager

Zakher Marine International Inc.

Sergej Krstanovic

Marine Chief Executive UAE, Bureau Veritas

Vivek Seth

Regional Commercial Manager, Middle East and Indian

Sub-continent, Svitzer Middle East Ltd

Hennie den Toom

Managing Director, Albwardy Marine Engineering LLC

Hamid Ben Yaghla

Operations Division Manager, IRSHAD

The Middle East Workboat 2008 Conference addressed key challenges and issues concerning the workboat industry in the region for the first time, providing debate and discussion over three days. Speakers at our inaugural event included the following global industry leaders: Amer Al Sulaim, Executive Director of Industrial Services, Saudi Aramco; Robert Allan, President of Robert Allan Ltd; Geir Sjurseth, MD and Global Head, Offshore Support Group, DVB Bank AG and Hugh Williams, Chief Executive, IMCA – The International Marine Contractors Association.

Following the success of our 2008 conference we are looking forward to developing the programme further. For topic and paper suggestions please emailDeborah Scullion, Conference Manager at

Golf Tournament

Sponsored by

The Middle East Workboat

golf day tees off on Sunday 4

October, offering an afternoon

of golf, refreshments and


Event Timetable

Saturday 3 October / Sunday 4 October

Exhibition Build up

Sunday 4 October

Golf Tournament

Exhibition Open Hours

Monday 5 October

0930 – 1800hrs

Tuesday 6 October

0930 – 1800hrs

Wednesday 7 October

0930 – 1600hrs

Seminar Theatre – during opening hours

Conference Sessions

Monday 5 October

1400hrs – 1700hrs

Tuesday 6 October – Wednesday 7 October

1000hrs – 1300hrs

Thursday 8 October


GCC Countries:

Seatrade Middle East Tel: +971 43245344 Fax: +971 43245345 Richard Johnson Email: Mobile: +971 50 450 1774 Alan Le Coyte Email: Mobile: +971 50 785 8126 UK/Rest of World:

Seatrade Head Office Tel: +44 1206 545121 Fax: +44 1206 545190 Mary Sargent

International Exhibition Sales Manager Email: Chris Adams

Exhibition Sales Manager


Hong Kong/China:

Mainak Victor Halder Tel: +852 2805 1402 Fax: +852 2805 1426 Email: India: Anthony Pereira Global Expo Tel: +91 22 2528 4063 Fax: +91 22 2528 2214 Email: Italy: Giulio Pontiggia Game Srl T +39 010 589 752 F +39 010 562 193 Email: Korea: SeKyoo OH CMP Media Korea Co Lt Tel: +82 2 6715 5400 Fax: +82 2 432 5885 Email: Singapore: Winnie Low

Overseas Media Representation Tel: +65 6293 8208

Fax: +65 6293 8840


The Netherlands – Belgium – Luxemburg: Cora Burger Fair Format Ltd Tel: +31 55 533 04 00 Fax: +31 55 533 03 06 Email: Turkey: Cem Goca Goca Exhibitions Ltd. Tel: +90 216 518 0397 Fax: +90 216 489 0594 Email:

5-7 October 2009

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre,

United Arab Emirates

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Accommodation & Travel


We have appointed Events in Focus as our official accommodation and travel partner for Middle East Workboats 2009 . Events in Focus is a market leader in accommodation, travel and on-site management for worldwide events.

Events in Focus offer competitive rates at a wide range of hotels and apartments for Middle East Workboats 2009 participants. The company can also offer tranfers, meet and greet, car hire, organisation of private functions, dinners and tours during the event.

For further details, please contact Randy Wright Tel: +44 (0) 207 902 7760 Fax: +44 (0) 207 633 9427 Email: Principal Sponsors Sponsors Official Publication Supporting Publications Supporting Organisations





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