For the fifth year in a row The Maritime Standard (TMS) has secured the royal patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group. Sheikh Ahmed is one of the leading business leaders in the region, and for almost three decades His Highness has been at the forefront of Dubai’s economic development, spearheading the successful expansion of the aviation sector and, more recently, formulating economic, investment and fiscal policies and strategies in support of the emirate’s long term vision. He also chairs the important Executive Authority for Expo 2020.
Managing director Trevor Pereira says, “We are once again honoured, and humbled, by the willingness of His Highness to extend his patronage to the TMS Awards 2018. The wise leadership of the UAE has made the growth and development of maritime sector one of its priorities. It is testament to this commitment that such an influential and prominent business leader is fully supportive of the Awards. Securing this patronage goes a long way to raising the profile of region’s maritime industry overall and gives added gloss to those honoured at the Awards.”
The TMS Awards 2018 take place at Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, on Monday 15th October. Details can be found on the website www.tmsawards.com. As well as the winners of the various award categories chosen by an elite, and highly experienced independent judging panel, there will once again be a few, very special awards presented by The Maritime Standard team for outstanding individual contributions. In total around 28 awards will be presented on the night.