Discussion on Challenges of Blue Economy at Pakistan’s Inaugural Maritime Awareness Show  

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Karachi: A three-day International Maritime Conference (IMC)  was held on the side line of Pakistan International Maritime Conference (PIMEC), The talks, organised by Pakistan’s National Institute of Maritime Affairs in collaboration with the Pakistan Navy carries the theme “Embracing Blue Economy – Challenges and Opportunities for Developing Countries”.

Subject-matter experts from China, Germany, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Turkiye, United Kingdom and United States are participating in the three days conference and will share their thoughts on the dynamic theme. Additionally, majority of international scholars are also joining the Conference online.

Currently in the second day, the IMC was divided into two sessions with four sub-sessions). The first session discussed the impact of innovation in sustainable blue economy, and challenges to marine industries and contemporary scientific developments.

Meanwhile, impact of climate change on the marine environment and the topic of  Ocean bio-geo sciences and marine technologies were discussed in the second session.

The second day of International Maritime Conference was attended by a large number of dignitaries from across the globe, Officers from defence forces of Pakistan and friendly countries, academia, media representatives and researchers from local and international think tanks. International Maritime Conference will continue till Feb 12, 2023.  

The inaugural PIMEC has showcased overwhelming interest with the participation around 133 exhibitors which consists of local and foreign firms. –shp/adj/aaa (Image: ADJ)