Jul 9, 2024 9:19:07 AM

Maldives Marine Industry Forum 2024 concludes with Gulf Craft Maldives in attendance

Malé, Maldives – July 9, 2024 – The second edition of the Maldives Marine Industry Forum (MMIF'24) successfully concluded at Meerumaa, Malé, marking a significant milestone in the advancement of the marine industry in the Maldives. The forum, endorsed by the National Boating Association of Maldives (NBAM) and the Maldives Marketing and Public Relations Corporation (MMPRC), and organized by MEDIUM Events Pvt Ltd, served as a vital platform for industry leaders, government officials, and stakeholders to discuss, plan, and collaborate on fostering innovation and sustainable development within the Maldivian maritime sector.


Equipping the Next Generation of Maldivian Boat Builders

A key highlight of the forum was a panel discussion titled "The Next Phase of Boat Building" featuring Mr. Daniel Thomas Schindler, Deputy General Manager, Gulf Craft Maldives, as a prominent panelist. The discussion centered around significant efforts to implement comprehensive capacity building programs. These programs aim to equip local talent with the necessary skills and knowledge to flourish within the Maldivian boat building industry. The panel offered a comprehensive roadmap for the future of boat building in the Maldives, outlining actionable strategies to promote innovation, safeguard cultural heritage, and support the industry's sustainable growth. Gulf Craft has been in the Maldives since 2002 and has been constantly supporting the country's infrastructure as well as continuing to create jobs and opportunities for future generations. The shipyard is firmly dedicated to developing job opportunities for the younger generation and getting them into boating and manufacturing.


Enhancing Marine After Sales and Streamlining Regulations

The forum also featured discussions on other critical topics relevant to the Maldivian maritime industry. These included:

Discussing Marine After Sales: This session focused on improving after-sales services for the Maldivian maritime sector.

Regulations from Maldives Customs Service: Exploring improvements to streamline import processes, ensuring smoother operations and reduced delays. Experts shared their insights on import procedures, supply chain management, marketing strategies, and training programs.


The successful conclusion of MMIF'24 underscores the forum's critical importance to the Maldivian marine industry. By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, MMIF'24 plays a significant role in charting a course for a sustainable and prosperous future for the Maldives' maritime sector.