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Seatrade Maritime #20under40 Awards to identify young innovators and trailblazers in the maritime industry

3 October 2021

As maritime markets in the Middle East prepare for a future shaped by new and unexpected challenges, Seatrade Maritime is on the hunt for the leaders of tomorrow. 

Working with Seatrade Maritime, we will be showcasing the leaders of tomorrow to form the foundations for its brand new 20 Under 40 community. The successful winners will be announced during Seatrade Maritime Middle East, as part of UAE Maritime Week 2021 and invited to collaborate with us over the next year on research, briefings, and more exciting opportunities. 

The #20under40 Awards aim to recognise the top 20 maritime industry professionals under the age of 40. The awards will celebrate the success and achievements of industry professionals who have paved the way for change in the industry and shed light on innovation, paving new growth opportunities for other professionals.

H.E. Eng. Hessa Al Malek, Advisor to the Minister for Maritime Transport, Affairs, the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure and the first Regional Ambassador of the Global Maritime Club, said, “Over the past year, we have faced unprecedented challenges that have disrupted various sectors across the globe, including the maritime and shipping industries. During the past year, the sector has stood the test of time, however, we were quickly able to overcome the challenges by demonstrating resilience. Tackling the adverse effects of the pandemic would not have been possible without the support of industry players who have elevated the sector to new heights. Seatrade Maritime #20under40 Awards is a great platform that recognises the commendable work of young industry professionals. As young people are the custodians of tomorrow, we hope the awards empower them and give them the stimulus to think unconventionally, creating a better future for the generations to come.”

“We are really delighted that this year we are able to inaugurate the Seatrade Maritime 20 Under 40 scheme – an initiative that will enable our industry to recognise the young talent that is not only spearheading the development of maritime markets in the Middle East but also showcase the tenacious ambition of those who have the potential to be tomorrow’s leaders,” said Chris Morley, Group Director – Maritime Events.

“Our Seatrade Maritime Awards platform provides opportunities to celebrate the achievements of a young person in the Middle East, and the complementary 20 Under 40 scheme is an additional opportunity that really focuses on identifying, nurturing and supporting the future of our industry in this region,” continued Morley.

You can nominate yourself or someone else for Seatrade Maritime 20 Under 40, where all nominees must be 40 or under as of Monday 13th December 2021 and work within a role that is directly involved in maritime or shipping markets in the Middle East. Nominations must be submitted by Thursday 30 September.