Posidonia 2024: Showing that we have good professionals in the maritime industry

Poland's Deputy Infrastructure Minister Arkadiusz Marchewka

‘We are showing our potential here, we are building our brand as maritime professionals,’ Poland’s Deputy Infrastructure Minister Arkadiusz Marchewka told PAP as he opened the Polish Pavilion at the Posidonia International Maritime Fair in Greece on Monday.

This is one of the largest and most prestigious maritime fairs in the world and we, as Poland, focus on the maritime economy, so we must also be here to show our potential. I am convinced that such a presence will allow us to build and strengthen our brand as reliable partners and professionals who deal with the maritime industry – said the Deputy Minister.

In our pavilion, both the largest Polish ports, i.e. the port of Gdańsk, Gdynia and the port of Szczecin-Świnoujście, as well as state shipyards and private enterprises present their offers – he added. – I am glad that we have a combination of state-owned, state-owned and private companies, because there is great potential in them and we must do everything to show the world that we are simply good at it,’ Marchewka announced. There are 28 Polish exhibitors participating in the fair.

When asked about the challenges for the maritime economy, he pointed out that ‘we look at every aspect of the maritime economy today through the prism of security.’

Given what is happening with our eastern border, we know that maritime issues are ones that need to be recognised not only in terms of economic development, but also in terms of the security of our country, he stressed. If maritime trade ceased to function, the world would simply come to a standstill, he noted. We must, as Poland, seize our opportunity. We have well-functioning ship repair yards on the Baltic Sea and those that build ships, so I think we have a good time ahead of us because we have the professionals to do it – the minister concluded.

The event was also attended by Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jakub Wiśniewski.

We will help Polish companies to invest abroad, we will contact the authorities of the host countries, we will help solve problems so that Polish business can be the best ambassador of Poland in the world – declared the Deputy Minister during the opening.

The Posidonia fair is held every two years and is one of the main events of its kind in Europe. This year, over 2,000 entities from 82 countries are presenting their goods and services at Posidonia. This year’s edition is estimated by the organisers to be the largest in the fair’s 60-year history in terms of visitor numbers.

A seminar on the maritime industry, organised by the Polish Embassy in Greece, will be held on Tuesday during the fair.


Source: PortalMorski.pl

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