PM Modi to inaugurate Maritime India Summit

CHENNAI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the virtual Maritime India Summit (MIS) 2021, to be conducted by Union ministry of ports, shipping and waterways from March 2 to 4.
Around one lakh delegates and 40 partner countries are expected to participate in the event.
The summit intends to be a powerful platform for international collaboration with partner countries for mutual exchange of knowledge and opportunities. FICCI is the industry partner for the summit.
Giving details to the media, Chennai Port Trust chairman P Raveendran said the summit, while showcasing abundant opportunities in the maritime sector in India, would provide an excellent forum for the exchange of ideas and networking.
Investment opportunities exist in all segments of the maritime sector — development of world class ports, modernization and development of new berths/terminals in existing ports, connectivity projects (road, rail and inland water transport), coastal shipping, cruise tourism, maritime education and training, shipbuilding and ship repair, shipbreaking, dredging and development of smart port industrial cities.
This also serves as a virtual platform of prominent shipping and transport ministers and dignitaries from across the world. Maritime states of India will participate in the summit through dedicated sessions.
An important session in the summit will be an exclusive ‘CEOs’ forum and various thematic breakout sessions. Policy planners, domestic and international investors, experts, stakeholders, and representatives of ports would participate in the summit for which the registration is free, he said.


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