Shri Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Shipping, Road Transport and Highways launched the Website for Maritime India Summit 2016 www.maritimeinvest.in at the Ports and Shipping seminar at Make in India (MII) Summit on Wednesday in Mumbai. The Maritime India Summit is scheduled to be held in Mumbai in April this year. The user friendly website launched today will facilitate investors and participants to access detailed information about the summit, including registrations. Launching the website Shri Gadkari said, “A strong maritime sector will create economic growth and jobs. Realizing this potential is duty towards the nation. I am committed to bring the sector into focus; to achieve our goal of port led economic development”
Maritime India Summit 2016 (MIS 2016), is the maiden global summit being organised by the Ministry of Shipping in April, to unleash the potential of Indian Maritime Sector. The summit will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on 14 April 2016 at the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. MIS 2016 will comprise of an Investors’ Summit on 14–15 April 2016 , along with exhibition and demo sessions spread over three days. The Republic of Korea is the partner country for the MIS 2016 and will be represented by a high level ministerial and business delegation. More than 50 other maritime nations have also been invited to attend the Summit
As a precursor to the MIS 2016 roadshows have been organised in Kolkata, Chennai and Hyderabad. The next roadshow is scheduled in Ahmedabad on 23 February 2016. The Ministry of Shipping showcased the potential of growth in the maritime sector at Make in India Week. The launch of the website at MII Summit witnessed an enthusiastic participation by policy-makers, industry experts, corporate captains and Ministry of Shipping officials. Shri Gadkari has urged the potential participants/exhibitors to register themselves online and avail the early bird discount till 10th of March 2016.