Colombo Dockyard PLC the premier Shipbuilding & Ship repairing yard in Sri Lanka participated as the Bronze Partner at the Shipping, Marine & Ports World Expo 2012 (SMP World Expo 2012) a Maritime Conference & Technology Exposition at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai organized by the CHEMTECH Foundation between 8th to 11th February 2012 and showcased its products and services.
The event provided excellent business opportunities and a platform where the Shipyard met many representatives of the Government, maritime bodies and the shipping industry. The Conference covered areas such as shipbuilding technologies, infrastructure requirements, maritime safety & security issues and many more relevant topics, while the Exhibition was used to showcase the state of the art and innovative products, systems and processes in use. The live coverage provided by the TV and press media ensured wide media publicity to this event. Mr. Mangala Yapa, MD / CEO Colombo Dockyard PLC addressed the SMP 2012 conference on the topic “Ship Repair Industry Challenges” on invitation made by the distinguished advisory panel. The conference was attended by key players from the international shipping fraternity.
The inaugural opening ceremony on 8th February 2012 was held under the patronage of Shri K. Mohandas Secretary Ministry of Shipping and Hon Minister of Defence, Vice Admiral Ganesh Mahadevan COM, Ministry of Defence (Navy) was the Chief Guest for the proceedings held on 9th February 2012. High ranking Government officials and many Indian private sector and foreign delegations added prestige to the Event.
Shipbuilding Tribune Staff, February 22, 2012; Image: cdl