Home' Ships and Shipping : April 2011 Contents Another important event held alongside
ASIAN WORK BOAT was the RSIS Maritime
Security Programme seminar which
explored the geo-political and strategic
realities of the region. This event also
attracted a large, high-quality audience.
Further associated events included the
Interferry Regional Meeting, and the
IMarEST Seminar, attended by many
important members, as well as presentations
from Shipowners Asia and the Cummins
Diesel Sales Corporation. All of these events
and their various attendees helped to boost
the overall event to a quality perhaps, as yet,
unseen by the organisers.
"Overall, ASIAN WORK BOAT 2011 was
the most exciting and highest-quality event
we have organized so far," said Mr Baird.
"The cocktail reception was, as usual, a
great success. It was buzzing with
enthusiasm, and the networking conducted
there was legendary.
"A number of the hotels surrounding
the Suntec Centre were full for at least the
first two nights and the vibes around the
event, from setup to pull-down, were
exciting and memorable.
"The opening ceremony performed
by noted marine journalist and author
Alan Haig-Brown was particularly
well-received and provided a refreshing
change from past ministerial and
bureaucratic guests of honour. Alan
presented a wide-ranging and positive
roundup and description of the work boat
industry within the Southeast Asian
region, of which he is a very experienced
and acute observer.
"Practically every significant OSV, tug,
ferry, tug and barge, navy, marine police
and general work boat operator was there.
For example, six senior officers of the Hong
Kong Marine Police were in attendance for
at least two days and there were
innumerable other important regional
visitors," said Mr Baird.
Importantly, the visitors to the event
were quite evenly spaced over its three
"ASIAN WORK BOAT 2011 was
certainly one of the best, if not the best
event that Baird Events has yet organized,"
said Mr Baird.
"As always, this kind of success already
has us looking towards an even higher
quality ASIAN WORK BOAT 2013."
For further information contact:
Baird Events, Australia.
PH: +61 3 9645 0411,
FX: +61 3 9645 0475,
Cummins provided a welcoming and
innovative stand for informing interested
Business being done at the Macgregor
stand, which was a pleasant environment and
hard to miss
A round table at the Third Offshore Support
Vessels Summit, organised by ACI
The RSIS Maritime Security Programme seminar
explored the geo-political and strategic realities of
The Asian Work Boat Cocktail Reception, as always,
provided a great chance for industry members to
mingle and network in a light-hearted atmosphere
One of the best known names in Asia, ZF, fielded
consultants to meet with prospective customers
HamiltonJet, as ever, put on a powerful and
impressive display of waterjet technology
MTU, an important, and long term presence in the
Southeast Asian region, welcomed guests with
their usual aplomb
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conferences the best so far
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