The Straits Times
Published on Feb 19, 2013

Singapore Maritime Week to hit the shores here in April


The eighth edition of the Singapore Maritime Week will take place from April 7 to April 12 this year.

Organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the event will once again gather the international maritime community in Singapore for a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events.

Mr James Hughes-Hallet, chairman of global group John Swire & Sons Limited, will speak at this year's Singapore Maritime Lecture on April 10. Previous speakers include former Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Mr Koji Sekimizu, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization.

Like previous years, the maritime week will offer public outreach programmes A free exhibition titled "An Insight into Maritime Singapore" will be held at Plaza Singapura from April 1 to April 7, and display maritime artefacts and exhibits.