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14th Nigerian Dredging Summit Port Harcourt 2021

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14th Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition Port Harcourt 2021

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Date:              Monday – Friday, October 25th – 29th, 2021.
Venue:           L. A. Kings Hotel, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt, River State.
Time:              9:00am – 3pm daily.

Participation Options at the 14th Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition

Individual Attendance fee:              N100,000.00 per delegate.
Group Participants:                          N250,000.00 for 3 delegates.

Exhibition Rates:

Cost of Booth:                                   N350,000.00 per booth (measuring 3m x 3m).
Cost of Table:                                    N200,000.00 (A 2-seat Table).

Advertisement rates in the Summit Colour Brochure:

Outside Back Cover                          N350,000.00
Inside Front Page                              N250,000.00
Inside Back Cover                             N200,000.00
Full page                                            N180,000.00
Half Page                                            N95,000.00



By Bank transfer / Cheque

Name of Bank:          GT Bank Plc, Ajah Branch.
Name of Account:    Dredge Skills And Marine Training Centre Ltd.
Account Number:     0013355857.
Sort Code:                  058152272.
Email Address:          dredgeskills@gmail.com
Telephone:                08033378735.

To request payment invoices, please contact the secretariat by email or phone.
Discounted hotel rates will be available to delegates who choose to stay at our partner hotels:

  1. A. Kings Hotel, Stadium Road, Port Harcourt
    2. Pakiri Hotel, Stadium Rd, Port Harcourt
    Interested delegates should let us know well ahead of time.


The annual Nigerian Dredging Summit and Exhibition brings together dredge operators, dredging contractors and stakeholders to an interesting forum of lectures, seminar presentations and exhibitions by participants from various sectors of the dredging and marine industries. They include dredging companies, equipment makers and vendors of dry plants, universities, and maritime schools, federal and state regulatory agencies, etc.

The theme of the 2021 event is The Dredging Industry in the Post-Covid Economy: the New Normal, the Environment, and Incentivization for the Eastern Ports.

Global business in the post-Covid19 market is a serious engagement in adjustment, reconciliation of issues, and negotiation. Many organizations have had to improvise in order to restart and/or continue traditional commercial ventures. The dredging sector has been impacted like other marine, maritime, oil and gas and associated industries. After losing 2020 to the pandemic, we have made strenuous efforts to re-gather the Nigerian dredging summit and exhibition community to a meeting this year which promises quite interesting, uplifting and enlightening moments in view of the new knowledge and information content being packaged.

We have invited high-value corporate and professional speakers from the industry and cognate disciplines to give delegates the latest updated information on how dredging operations are ticking in the post-Covid19 world. We wish to thank all individual and corporate participants for their regular attendance and participation which encourage us to maintain the momentum of the annual meetings. We also thank both participants and speakers from the regulatory agencies and other operators for trusting us with the organization and management of the event in the past 14 years.

Working together, we have developed much resources for the human capacity buildup of the indigenous Nigerian dredging sector where, in the past, not much existed. Today we encourage all our friends and customers to feel free to make inputs into the content served at the annual event. You can now make individual and corporate commercial presentations or CSR presentations, if you request the slot.  Thus, all industry stakeholders are being enjoined to aid the proper development of the sector at this year’s event by contributing papers that will inform the public- and private-sector participants about the realities of the industry in the post-Covid19 economy.

In view of the foregoing, we have updated the seminar papers to be delivered at the 14th Summit and Exhibition. The trends to watch are the deep-sea ports, the Apapa traffic situation, the rejuvenation of the Nigerian railway system and the re-connection of the port terminals to the railway network, the kick starting of the inland container depots (ICDs), the use of barges for container transfers to the hinterland, harbour dredging and channel management, reclamation and real estate and offshore island cities in the Lagos Lagoon.

The 14th Summit is highly significant as it will ventilate crucial issues in the Nigerian maritime industry and the rest of the economy, going forward. Moreover, MDAs of the Federal Ministry of Transportation and the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources will be invited as usual to give an update of their usual presentations, including NCDMB, NNPC, Nigerian Shippers Council, NIMASA, NPA, NIWA. Other notable invitees are NOSDRA, and CARES.  The excursions will take us to see the Bonny River, Onne Port Complex and other places of industry interest. Thus, the events offer an exciting time away from the office or dredger cubicle to give participants important information crucial to their efficiency and native intelligence for their careers or the viability of their ventures in the coming years. We encourage you to book your space to be there.


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