The 13th edition of the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), themed “Positioning for Future Growth – Driving Connectivity, Innovation and Talent”, was officially opened by Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, at the Suntec City North Atrium yesterday afternoon.

To generate greater public awareness of the maritime sector, SMW 2018 will also feature outreach activities highlighting Singapore’s vibrancy and diversity as a premier global hub port and leading international maritime centre.

From 21 to 29 April, the SMW Exhibition 2018, a key feature of SMW 2018, will be held at Suntec City North Atrium. Themed “Maritime Singapore. Future Ready”, visitors of all ages can gain insights into Singapore’s maritime industry and its plans to transform and become the Global Hub for Connectivity, Innovation and Talent.

Before the official opening of SMW 2018, participants of the Amazing Maritime Challenge also raced against time to complete tasks in different parts of Singapore that enabled them to learn more about the maritime industry.

Since its inception in 2006 with 2,800 participants, SMW has grown significantly. This year, more than 30,000 maritime professionals, including high-level delegates from port authorities, industry leaders and members of the public are expected to attend the 34 events lined-up for this year’s SMW.

Please find attached the press release and hi-res images for your use. Details of the events open to media – arranged in chronological order – are in Annex A as attached.