8TH NIGERIAN DREDGING SUMMIT AND EXHIBITION,
With SEMINARS & EXCURSIONS to TOURIST ATTRACTIONS.
INVITATION TO NOMINATE
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.
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
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.
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,
• “The Future of Ports in Nigeria: Deep Sea Port Developments”
• “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
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
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.
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
DREDGE SKILLS AND MARINE TRAINING CENTRE LTD,
E270 Ikota Shopping Complex,
TELEPHONE: +234 1 7928166 or 08033378735.
DISCOUNT ROOM RATES AT
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).