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Major maritime event will cover a wide range of topics

Discussions will cover issues ranging from falling oil prices to new cargo generators.

"The maritime industry - which employs some 170,000 people in Singapore and contributes around 7 per cent of Singapore's GDP - has played a key role in driving Singapore's development and this trend is set to continue." - Michael Chia, SMF chairman

SEA Asia, one of the region's largest maritime conferences and a leading forum for analysis and debate on the challenges and opportunities facing the maritime sector opens today at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre, and runs till Thursday as part of Singapore Maritime Week. Sea