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Venue: Entry Point Hotel, Uyo,
Akwa Ibom State.

Date: September 17-19, 2014.

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8TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION, UYO 2014.
With SEMINARS & EXCURSIONS to TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.

INVITATION TO NOMINATE DELEGATES.

THEME:
ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY DREDGING AND
NEW PORT DEVELOPMENTS.

You are cordially invited to the 8th edition of the Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition which will take place as follows:

Date: Wednesday to Friday, September 17th to 19th, 2014.
Venue: Entry Point Hotel, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Time: 9:00am.


Introduction
The annual Nigerian dredging summit offers a healthy interactive forum for operators and stakeholders from within and outside Nigeria to meet and share ideas and presentations on the burning issues in the industry. It has also proven to be a marketplace for operators and vendors who visit the exhibition stands and interact with one another.

Dredging activities are fast assuming a commanding height in the Nigerian economy. From the increasing demand for all grades of sand for building private houses, road construction and for reclaiming swampy land, dredging is also at the centre of most shore-based and shallow-water oilfield projects in Nigeria. Nigerian operators are now in need of the right training, orientation or re-orientation for providing adequate products and services for these sectors.

Year by year, we see an increase in the number and variety of participants. They include Nigerian and foreign dredging companies, equipment manufacturers, suppliers and vendors, federal and state government ministries and regulatory agencies such as Ministry of Mines and Steel, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Petroleum, Ministry of Transport, NNPC, NPA, NIMASA, NCDMB, LCM, BCC, Ministry of Works, Ministry of Water Resources, etc.
The theme of this year’s event is Environment-Friendly Dredging and New Port Developments. Most of the papers are being packaged to address the overwhelming concern to main sound environmental practices in sand mining, land reclamation and harbor dredging activities. There is the concept of green ports which is an affirmation of the need to constantly maintain balance in the ecosystem.

EXCURSION
In line with our standard practice, delegates shall be conveyed, in air-conditioned buses, to places of tourist attraction within the locality, usually, on the second day of the summit and exhibition.
This year, the excursions shall be going to see the site of the Ibaka Deepsea Port. This package, which includes lunch-on-the-go, comes as part of the participation fee and does not require any extra payment.
Delegates are advised to come with running shoes or sneakers to better enjoy the experience. T-shirts and caps will also be freely supplied.

LEADING PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS AT THE SUMMIT:
• “EIA Regimes for Environmentally-Safe Dredging and Related Projects” by Federal Ministry of Environment.
• “Opportunities for Dredging and Sand Mining in Various States in Nigeria” by State Governments.
• Training Options for Dredging and Marine Skills. University of Uyo (Capt. Ntiandem)
• Financing Dredge Sector Equipment and Leasing in Nigeria by a Bank. Fidelity Bank?
• Challenges of Megacity Drainage Systems for Lagos. Min of Environment, Lagos.
• “The Future of Ports in Nigeria: Deep Sea Port Developments” by NPA.
• “Channel Management Joint Ventures: Celebrating The Prospects, Managing the Challenges” by LCM.
• “The Future of Port Harcourt Port” by BCC.
• “The National Framework for Intermodal Transportation” by Federal Ministry of Transport.
• “Dredge and Equipment Repairs, Maintenance and Inspection” by Dave Moore.
• "Safety Precautions for Dredging and Marine Activities" by Dave Moore.
• “Implementing Cabotage Law for Dredging Activities: Deepening NIMASA’s Role in Harbour Dredging and Sand Mining.”
• Pre-Dredge Surveys and Proofing Sand Search Reports. By Osanebi Felix.

EXHIBITION STANDS /MARKETING
As usual, the organizers encourage equipment vendors and other service providers to show off their wares or services on the sidelines of the dredging summit. Organizations that are interested in taking up Exhibition spaces should contact the organizers as soon as possible via email or telephone. See the section on participation fees below for costs and size of booths.

REASONS FOR THE SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION
1. Dredging activities are now becoming a solution of choice for many projects of the federal, state and local governments. It has always served the needs of oil field operating companies. It is also now becoming useful for private sector real estate development through the demand for sand. Since the 1960s and even before then, the need for capital and maintenance dredging for harbors have kept many dredging firms constantly busy. In recent times, many startup Nigerian firms have joined the ranks of foreign dredging contractors, so that dredging in Nigeria today has come to stay and is now widening in scope.
2. To nurture the growing Nigerian industry, there is an increasing need for best practices to be instituted as a guide for all stakeholders. Especially for new entrants into the sector, there is the need for dissemination of adequate knowledge and information about rules and regulations and technical know-how to improve the industry from time to time.
3. The Nigerian Dredging Summit is also a marketing arena, a meeting place for dredging and dredge equipment makers and vendors as well as a place for interaction between environmental engineers, consultants, academics and governmental regulatory agencies for the exchange of ideas and meaningful debates of existing policies.
4. The summit provides another forum of a meeting for umbrella associations in the dredging sector.

BENEFITS OF ATTENDING…

1. Local and international exposure for participants.
2. For some attendants, it is an opportunity to visit new places and locations they only read about in the mass media.
3. Up to 10 or more staff of each participating organization can be accommodated to experience the interaction, exposure and training that comes with the event.
4. Staff morale is usually boosted by involving them in this event and they return to their desks more motivated and enlightened to deliver quality service and performance at their jobs.
5. Each participating organization will have the option of addressing the delegates on the various statutory mandates of their establishments and new developments and thus promote the implementation of government or company policies needed to achieve governmental budgetary or corporate aspirations. Companies get an opportunity for sales talk via Powerpoint presentations.
6. Board members of participating agencies or organizations may attend to keep abreast of relevant issues.
7. Interaction with professionals in the dredging sector yields future collaboration and networking between public and private sector operators in various areas of the economy.

PARTICIPATION FEES.

REGISTRATION FEES:
Individual Delegate (1 person) N100,000.00
Group Delegates, 3 participants N260,000.00
Group Delegates, 4 participants N340,000.00
Group Delegates, 5 participants N400,000.00

COST OF EXHIBITION BOOTH
N250,000.00 per booth (measuring 3m x 3m, 9sq m.)

SUMMIT COLOUR BROCHURE
A Summit Colour Brochure where adverts can be placed is usually
published for the Event with the following advert rates.
Advertisement rates for the Colour Brochure:
Outside Back Cover N250,000.00
Inside Front Page N200,000.00
Inside Back Cover N180,000.00
Full page N150,000.00
Half Page N95,000.00

MODE OF PAYMENT

Two modes of payment are acceptable.
1. By cheque, made payable to:
DREDGE SKILLS AND MARINE TRAINING CENTRE LTD.

2. Or by bank transfer / E-Payment to our bank accounts as follows:
To request payment invoices, please contact the secretariat by email or phone.

CONTACT DETAILS

DREDGE SKILLS AND MARINE TRAINING CENTRE LTD,
E270 Ikota Shopping Complex,
VGC AJAH.
LAGOS.

TELEPHONE: +234 1 7928166 or 08033378735.
EMAIL: dredgeskills@gmail.com
WEBSITE: www.ddhmag.com

 

DISCOUNT ROOM RATES AT EVENT VENUE

Discounted room rates are available for delegates who would like to stay at the Event Venue: Entry Point Hotel, No. 31 Atiku Abubakar Way, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria as follows:

Classic Room .................N12,000.00 per night.

Deluxe Room...................N15,000.00 per night.

Executive Suite................N20,000.00 per night.

Business Suite................N25,000.00 per night.

Diplomatic Suite..............N30,000.00 per night.

You can visit Entry Point website and view the rooms online at www.entrypointhotelandsuites.com .

If you want us to make room reservations for you or your delegates, please contact us immediately in view the fast approaching date of the event (Sept. 17-19, 2014).

 

Editorial

The State of Nigerian Dredges: A New Dredge Repair Yard.

Many dredges being offered by dredge owners for contracts in the Nigerian industry right now are far from healthy. There are stories of dredges being paid for and on mobilization to site, they begin to manifest serious problems of disrepair. For many days or weeks or months, the client cannot have his milestones met because the dredge is down while efforts are being made to buy spare parts or to bring experienced mechanics to perform needed repairs.
Describing this ugly situation, Sir Isaac Chuks, CEO of Funq Tai Engineering Company, summed it up that many “Nigerian dredges work for two hours and spoil for five hours”. Read more.

Other Articles & Interviews:

Mr Pier Luigi Carrodano on his work with Gen. T Y Danjuma's companies and the Chinese sea trade with Nigeria...NEW

Engr Akin Olaniyan on need for NIMASA to return to original mandate and harnessing cabotage trade...NEW

Dr. Wilson Odafe Omene on Niger Delta politics, amnesty programme, Nigerian maritime and local govt, etc....NEW

Capt Adeyemo on River Niger Dredging...

Prof P.C. Nwilo on his assessment of NIWA during sabbatical ...

Mr Nseyeng Ebong on his 8-year tenure as rector of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron...

Chief Dumo Lulu Briggs as chairman of Maritime Academy of Nigeria Oron, his vision...

Engr Muyiwa Omasebi: The face-off Between NIWA, MMSD and Lagos State Govt.

Otunba K Folarin: The Collapse of Nig. shipping lines.

P.L. Carrodano: How govt can revive Nig. shipping lines.

Sam Epia: The struggles of Nig shipping lines with cargo reservation scheme.

Jeff Gibb: Intricacies of the equipment market in Nigeria.

Environmental Quality Monitoring.

Environment: "How many choppers has DPR got?" - Chief Ogunsiji.

Dredging the Niger Delta: Interview of Ben Efekarurhobo
.

Role of Surveying in the Dredging Industry

G.B Liman: Of Myth, Reality and Resource Control

Dredging Law: A judgment on the ownership of a sand dredging site by the Court of Appeal.

Dredging Law:
a. Lagos State Attorney General Interpretes state law on sand dredging and stockpile.

b. NIWA public notice on Lagos State intervention in inland waterways regulation.

c. An Extract Of The Law To Provide For The Regulation Of Waterfront Infrastructure Development In Lagos State.

 
                     

ENLIST YOUR COMPANY IN THE NIGERIAN DREDGING AND MARINE DIRECTORY

Are you an operator in Nigeria's dredging industry? Are you a sand search specialist, surveyor, trucker, dealer, vendor or representative of a dredge manufacturing company? Do you deal in other equipment or dry plants needed in sand stockpiles or oil field dredging projects? Are you a service provider in Nigeria's growing dredging industry? Are you a licensed clearing and forwarding company for imported dredgers? Or do you have new ideas for the industry?

Here is your chance to reach the wider audience in this market. You can enlist your company for FREE in this first-ever print edition of The Nigerian Dredging and Marine Directory. For details of how to send your company information and pictures to us, click here.

   
                     
     

Upcoming Events

Pictures of Past Dredging Summits

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Consultancy / Training :

DREDGING & MARINE
*Consultancy on Nigerian dredging projects; Management of Dredgers; Marine and Maritime Businesses or Reports...


EVENTS MANAGEMENT

*Management or partnering on Seminars, Workshops, Conferences, Etc...

STAFF TRAINING MODULES
*In-house training of dredger crews; Ports and Terminal Workers; Training on Cargo Handling Procedures, Etc...


Contact:
Dredge Skills & Marine Training Centre Ltd.
dredgeskills@gmail.com
+2348033378735
+23417928166

 

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4TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT REPORTS:
At a Glance!

Dredging Today: http://www.dredgingtoday.com/2010/09/30/nigerian-dredging-summit-exhibition-report/

Maritime Journal: http://www.maritimejournal.com/features/marine-civils/ dredging/nigerian-dredging-summit-addresses-rapid-expansion

Dredging News Online: http://www.sandandgravel.com/news/article.asp ?v1=13651

Picture Slide Show of 4th Nigerian Dredging
Summit 2010

                 
                       
                       
                           
                           
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