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Operation Phakisa in the spotlight at Maritime Africa conference and exhibition

Operation Phakisa in the spotlight at Maritime Africa conference and exhibition

TO date, 2015 has seen many exciting developments for the local maritime industry. President Zuma’s Operation Phakisa, which is said to have the potential to contribute up to R177bn to GDP, has put the spot light on the local ocean economy and its related stakeholders and urged the sector at large to realise the immense potential the ocean has to play in contributing to a thriving economy.

The theme - ‘Enabling a secure maritime domain for the ocean economy to flourish’, will attract experts from marine protection and governance, marine transport, manufacture and repairs, offshore oil and gas, fisheries and aquaculture, alluvial and marine mining.

Operation Phakisa is a key focus for this year’s conference and it provides the opportunity to engage with professionals from the maritime industry as they discuss unlocking the potential of the South African maritime security and ocean economy, in a secure and sustainable environment. 

Maritime Africa will also feature a first-rate exhibition where over 70 suppliers from across the globe will be showcasing the leading technology and equipment on offer to the maritime sector. 

Confirmed attendees to date include:

  • Paramount Group Naval Systems
  • Centre for Asia Studies
  • Marine Industry Association of South Africa
  • ISS
  • NSRI
  • Engen Petroleum
  • South African Navy
  • Bombardier
  • Coega Shipping (Pty) Ltd
  • CSIR
  • Veecraft Marine
  • ECA Group
  • Denel
  • DeBeers Marine South Africa
  • Department of Transport
  • Guardian Maritime
  • MTU
  • Barloworld
  • SA Shipyards
  • SAAB Grintek Defence
  • Seascape Marine
  • SMIT Marine SA
  • Underwater Surveys
  • ZF Services South Africa
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