SINGAPORE: For the first time, an Asian edition of the International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC) will be held in Singapore next year.
It will be part of the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference (IMDEX) Asia.
INEC@IMDEX Asia will be held from May 14 to 16 next year at Changi Exhibition Centre.
It is expected to gather representatives from navies, commercial and military ship operators, among others, to discuss new developments and challenges faced by the naval engineering industry.
The inaugural INEC@IMDEX Asia will carry the theme of ’Transforming Naval Capabilities — Riding the Next Technology Wave’.
It aims to complement the biennial INEC in Europe with a greater emphasis on naval engineering issues in the Asia Pacific region.
According to market analysis firm AMI International, the Asia Pacific region recently surpassed Europe as the world’s second largest naval market after the United States, with projected spending of over US$201 billion in the next two decades.
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