INMEX INDIA 2013 Opens Its Doors to Thousands of …

first_img Print  Close 此页面无法正确加载 Google 地图。您是否拥有此网站?确定 My location INMEX INDIA, October 9, 2013 zoom South Asia’s largest and most Successful Maritime Event opened its doors to thousands of maritime professionals who had the opportunity to see the latest products and solutions, network with industry leaders and discuss business opportunities.“The Indian maritime sector – which handles 90% of India’s International trade – facilitates not only transportation of national and international cargo but also provides a variety of other services such as cargo handling services, shipbuilding and ship repairing, freight forwarding, lighthouse facilities and training of marine personnel etc.” says Guru Prasath, Group Exhibitions Director, Informa Exhibitions.The event has over 550 participating companies from 35 Countries including 7 Country Pavilions from Holland, Norway, Korea, Singapore and China among others The products and solutions showcased at the event include dredging, marine equipment, marine offshore technology, ocean engineering, port equipment, port technology, ship repair, Marine telecommunications and navigational equipment, shipbuilding and underwater robotics among others.“Despite challenging market conditions, INMEX INDIA has consolidated its strong position in the global maritime calendar for many companies and consistently continued its growth which underscores the importance of genuine business opportunities gained from the show. This year’s edition is hosting more than 500 participating companies from 35 countries, thereby successfully establishing itself as South Asia’s definitive event for the maritime and shipping community.” Says Guru Prasath.A high level INMEX Technical Conference themed “One Maritime Voice” takes place alongside the event, wherein over 40 prominent Indian & International speakers comprising of Industry leaders, policy makers and experts on the Shipping & Maritime sector will involve in deliberating issues related to the Indian Maritime sector. The panel discussions at the technical conference will be added feature which will highlight and offer solutions to challenges being faced within the industry.Organized by Informa Exhibitions India, one of the leading global exhibition organiser, part of the UK based INFORMA plc group, INMEX INDIA is supported by the Ministry of Shipping and several important maritime associations from within India and abroad.last_img read more

UN warns of harmful impact on poor farmers of narrow focus on

1 March 2010An over-dependence on genetically modified organisms to boost agricultural production eclipses other biotechnologies and their potential to benefit poor farmers in developing countries, warned the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today. An over-dependence on genetically modified organisms to boost agricultural production eclipses other biotechnologies and their potential to benefit poor farmers in developing countries, warned the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) today. “Modern and conventional biotechnologies provide potent tools for the agriculture sector, including fisheries and forestry,” said FAO Assistant Director-General Modibo Traore.“But biotechnologies are not yet making a significant impact in the lives of people in most developing countries,” Mr. Traore told the FAO-sponsored conference on Agricultural Biotechnologies in Developing Countries in Guadalajara, Mexico.He told participants at the four-day gathering, co-hosted by the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), that most poor nations currently lack appropriate and useful technologies, policies, technical capacities, and the necessary infrastructure for the development, evaluation and deployment of biotechnologies.Biotechnological innovations – such as rice hybrids for Africa that have doubled yields and the use of artificial insemination to raise dairy cattle milk production in Bangladesh – can contribute significantly in doubling food production by 2050 and in addressing the uncertainties of climate change, according to FAO. However, the agency noted that there is often an emphasis on genetically modified organisms only, underscoring the need for a new approach to agricultural research and development which supports a wider use of biodiversity to promote development and improve food security.“New technologies should make their contributions also through efficiency gains from better management of inputs and biodiversity,” said Mr. Traore. “This will require greater involvement of farmers, institutions and communities.“It will require other enabling factors such as policies, institutional support, and investment in human and physical capital and in-country capacity building,” he added, urging the international community to play a key role in supporting developing countries.In addition to taking stock of how agricultural biotechnologies can contribute to help developing countries, this week’s conference will explore opportunities and partnerships to strengthen the capacity of developing countries to choose and use appropriate biotechnologies. read more