Former chairman of the Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA), and immediate past Director-general of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr Dakuku Peterside, is one of 50 speakers expected at the Sustainable Maritime Industry Conference, holding September 4-6 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
The conference, organised by the Transport General Authority (TSA) of Saudi Arabia, under the patronage of the kingdom’s Minister of Transport and Logistic Services, His Excellency, Saleh Aljasser, will bring together experts from the maritime sector across the world to share ideas on latest innovations in the industry.
The event aligns with TSA’s objective of improving the trustworthiness, dependability, and sustainability of the transport sector.
Dakuku, the lead speaker on maritime circular economy, would be sharing his thoughts and ideas on opportunities within the maritime industry. He would be navigating the key pillars of the maritime circular economy subject, including its benefits, notable initiatives, challenges, and why it is the future of the maritime economy.
During his term as NIMASA director-general, Dakuku undertook measures that rejuvenated the maritime regulatory agency, making it one of the most admired among Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) in Nigeria.
A co-founder of Growth and Transformation Professionals (GTpro), Africa’s foremost government relations and policy strategy consultancy firm, Dakuku brings to the conference a wealth of experience and expertise that is expected to hugely help in shaping maritime activities within the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and the rest of the world.
Dakuku is also billed to speak at a university event in China and, later in September, at the Arab Academy for Maritime in Egypt.
With 170 countries, over 2,000 participants, and 50 speakers expected at the Sustainable Maritime Industry Conference, it represents one of the biggest platforms for industry experts, investors, regulators, policy makers and operators.
The event is expected to spark discussion on innovation, human potential, and framing vital associations in a push to upgrade the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s status as a world-renowned logistics centre, realising Vision 2030 and worldwide maintainability