ORGANIZERS of the sixth edition of Hong Kong Maritime Week (HKMW), which ended November 26, have hailed the event a success by exposing the maritime cluster to the world.
"The industry has rendered unstinting support on 49 activities, ranging from conferences, seminars and forums, to visits, competition and family fun day, staged by 69 local and overseas organizations," the organizers said in a statement.
The event was opened by Hong Kong's Chief Executive John Lee who said in a pre-recorded speech that the National 14th Five-Year Plan "championed Hong Kong's status as an international shipping centre, which included the development of high value-added maritime services for better integration into our country's overall progress and, more specifically, Hong Kong's place in the development of a world-class port cluster."
Also speaking at the opening ceremony, the chairman of the Hong Kong Maritime and Port Board and the Secretary for Transport and Logistics, Lam Sai-hung emphasized the utmost importance to keep the maritime cluster vibrant.
He said that the Government would continue to take proactive measures to fuel the development of the maritime industry, such as implementing tax concessions for shipping enterprises, the smart port initiative, and new schemes for maritime manpower development. The Government would join hands with the community in showcasing Hong Kong's unique strengths. There was no better opportunity to do so than the HKMW.
"We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the activity organizers and audience for making HKMW 2022 a resounding success. Look forward to seeing you again in the HKMW 2023," Mr Lam added.
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