Mumbai, Feb 17 (IANS) A website dedicated to the union government’s Maritime India Summit 2016 to be held in April was launched on Wednesday by Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari at the ongoing ‘Make in India Week’ event here.
“A strong maritime sector will create economic growth and jobs. Realising this potential is our duty towards the nation. I am committed to bring the sector into focus; to achieve our goal of port-led economic development,” Gadkari said while lauching ‘www.maritimeinvest.in’ portal.
The website will facilitate investors and participants access detailed information about the summit, including registrations, the minister said.
He urged potential exhibitors and other participants to register themselves online and avail the “early bird discount” valid till March 10.
The Maritime India Summit, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 14 at the city’s Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, will be the maiden global summit to be organised by the shipping ministry.
“The Maritime India Summit (MIS) 2016 will comprise an Investors’ Summit on April 14 and 15, 2016, along with exhibition and demo sessions spread over three days,” the ministry said in a statement in New Delhi.
“Republic of Korea is the partner country for the MIS 2016 and will be represented by a high-level ministerial and business delegation. More than 50 other maritime nations have also been invited to attend the summit,” it added.