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The Maritime and Offshore Award (The OMIS) is an annual event that honors excellence in the maritime industry. In collaboration with Prime Atlantic Safety Services and Hybrid Group, The OMIS has exciting news for this year’s edition: the inclusion of a technical summit.

This summit, scheduled for September 23rd at Lagos Oriental Hotel at 12 noon. Its aims to assemble maritime experts, industry leaders, regulators, and stakeholders to collectively tackle the critical challenges facing Nigeria’s maritime industry and craft innovative solutions. The theme for this inaugural summit is “Safety and Security in Maritime.

“Mr. Femi Da-silva, the CEO of The OMIS, emphasized the significance of this addition: “The technical summit is a pivotal addition to The OMIS Award this year. By convening experts and stakeholders, we aim to address industry challenges collectively and drive progress.”

Dr. Alban Igwe, a Member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on Trade and Transport, will moderate the summit. Distinguished panelists from organizations like the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), Nigerian Navy, TotalEnergies, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigeria Customs Service, Nigeria Railway Corporation, and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) will share their insights.

Other notable participants include Dr. Ken Ukaoha, President of the National Association of Nigerian Traders; Prince Olayiwola Shittu, former President of the Association of Nigerian Licensed Customs Agents (ANLCA); and Engr. Greg Ogbeifun, Chairman of Starzs Investments.

Given the maritime industry’s crucial role in Nigeria’s economy and its complex challenges, including security, technology, sustainability, and regulations, the organizers believe this technical summit will stimulate productive discussions and innovative problem-solving.

Mr. Da-silva expressed optimism, stating, “We anticipate that the technical summit will not only highlight challenges but also pave the way for transformative solutions, leveraging the collective expertise of the participants.”

Additionally, the summit offers networking opportunities for attendees to establish partnerships and collaborations, strengthening Nigeria’s maritime community.

For those interested in participating, registration is available through The OMIS website,

The OMIS 2023 is sponsored and supported by Prime Atlantic Safety Services, Hybrid Group, Global Wealth University, JPTS, Bricks Limited, Black Gold Authorities, RAMEL, and Marketing Edge. The event will be hosted by Richmond Osuji, President at Lipservice Communications, and Temilade Ogunniyi, a Maritime Professional and Business Strategist.

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