Staying competitive through port innovation, development and expansions of ports in the Middle East

Last year’s Port Development Middle East Forum concluded with one resounding remark: “Ports are the future”! Diversification is driving development of ports in the Middle East. Countries such as Oman, Iran, Qatar and Saudi Arabia realise the opportunity to improve domestic and international trade and transport links which is driving investment into port infrastructure.

In light of this, Port Development Middle East will host major project owners from Oman, Iran, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Dubai this 17-18 October in Muscat to not only discuss plans to develop strategic trade routes but to also reveal exclusive project updates for some of the region's most imminent port project.

Hear about how:

  • Sohar Port is launching its new masterplan as it aims to expand its infrastrucutre
  • King Abdullah Port is going to launch the first priovately owned and operated port in the GCC
  • Iran is planning to develop 5 of its major ports and is looking for international partners
  • New Port Project will accomplish completing their port 10 years ahead of schedule

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Why Attend?

Update yourself on some of the region’s most exciting masterplans for clients, consultant and contractors to target the right projects

Discover the requirements of the Ports and Maritime Organisation of Iran in order to develop their ports into global hubs

Gain unique insight from the region’s only private port, the King Abdullah Port in Saudi Arabia and how it aims compete regionally and globally

To solve the most pressing issues surrounding, ports operations, logistics, security and management

Who should attend?


Port Authorities


Port Operators




Logistics & Shipping Companies


Planning & Design Consultants


Project Management Consultants


Main Contractors


Suppliers and Solution Providers


Industry Associations

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