Interest in Australian products drives significant presence in Dubai 2010
Australian marine manufacturers and service providers will again have strong representation at the 2010 Dubai International Boat Show via their presence within the Australian Pavilion, the Australian International Marine Export Group (AIMEX) said.
The Australian pavilion is organised by AIMEX who expects it to again be significant display despite the current climate, and will cement Australia’s position as a key player in the global market.
AIMEX said 21 Australian marine-industry companies have already secured their space for the show, staged from March 9 to 13, and it will be a premier platform for AIMEX members to take advantage of opportunities in the emerging Gulf marine market, which as an export market in the Middle East is still seen as having considerable potential.
“There is no question the Middle East is an emerging maritime market offering opportunities across the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Kuwait to name a few,” said Amanda Hodges, Trade Commissioner and Deputy Consul General of Dubai. “These areas in the Middle East have highly active tourism and trade hubs that can support long-term maritime ventures.”
AIMEX said the Middle East is the only region in the world that can boast such a huge level of investment in waterfront developments, with these massive waterside developments expected to generate demand for leisure boats, equipment and associated services.
Dubai International Boat Show is the largest leisure marine exhibition in the Middle East. Now in its 18th year, the show continues to be a great opportunity for Australian companies.
AIMEX said companies residing in NSW have the opportunity to be part of the NSW Trade mission being organised by AIMEX and receive free space for this show.
The NSW department of State and Regional Development is supporting the NSW marine export industry by providing funding to AIMEX for NSW companies.
AIMEX said it is the peak body for the Australian marine export industry, having around 100 of Australia’s most successful marine companies as members. The members encompass a huge range of marine products and services with manufacturers, designers, consultants, service providers and boat show organisers.
The AIMEX members exhibiting in Dubai to date include Aqualuma Underwater Lighting, Austral Propellers, Central Coast Marine Installations, Coursemaster Autopilots, David Bentley Industrial Design, GME, HyDrive Engineering, MultiPanel, Marine Tuft, Marine Engineering Consultants, Palm Plastics, Poly Flex, Pyrotek Noise Control, Southern Stainless, Sanctuary Cove International Boat Show, SeaGyro, Spear Green Design, Steber International, Superior Jetties, Theodore Marine, and VEEM Propellers.