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Offshore Support Journal Conference, Middle East

09:00 - 18:00

Anticipating opportunities in a growing market

We are delighted to return to Dubai with the annual OSJ Middle East conference in its original live format. The event, taking place on 12-13 October, brings together regional and international players in the offshore support vessel (OSV) sector, providing a unique platform to identify new opportunities, tackle challenges and knowledge share to ensure your company is positioned for growth.


According to market analysts, despite plenty of challenges, the Middle East remains a ‘warm bed’ of OSV activity for ongoing projects, with investment from national oil companies providing new opportunities for the offshore support vessel sector.


The 2021 agenda will focus on the key opportunities in the Middle East and Africa regions for future vessel utilisation. Industry experts will share their views and experiences on market consolidation, financing requirements, technology innovations driving vessel optimisation, green fuels for decarbonisation and what the near and short term holds for vessel owners and operators.


Key topics and themes to be addressed will include:

  • OSV market outlook in the region
  • Market consolidation
  • Sustainability
  • Impact of recent global events on the sector
  • Changing business practices and approaches
  • Identifying commercial opportunities
  • Crew welfare and management
  • Conversions and newbuilds
  • Digitalisation, communications and connectivity
  • Propulsion systems
  • Battery power and hybridisation
  • Green fuels including hydrogen and fuel cells
  • Innovative technologies

Who should attend:

  • Vessel owners and operators
  • Offshore oil and gas companies
  • Shipmanagers
  • Designers and shipyards
  • Equipment, technology and service providers
  • Banking, finance and shipbrokers
  • Class societies

Advisory panel


Gijsbert de Jong
Marine Chief Executive Nordics
Bureau Veritas

Morten Sundt
Manager – Marine

Mark Ford
Technical Director

Tony Mason
International Support Vessel Owners’ Association (ISOA)

John Snyder
Managing Editor

Paul Jarkiewicz
Operations Director, Offshore Division P&O Maritime Logistics

Stuart N. Smith
Vice President - Asset Development Subsea 7

Fazel Fazelbhoy
Synergy Offshore

Thom Payne
Head of Offshore
Westwood Global Energy


Testimonials from past events


“Very positive discussions & relevant topics.”
Nabil Bensoussia, Vice President – Maritime, IEC Telecom

“An engaging professional conference in a friendly and somewhat intimate environment. Once again, well compered”.
Alan Naisby, Managing Director, MAK Middle East

“This event is a good opportunity to keep ourselves abreast about the market”.
Akshin Rahimov, Commercial and Legal Manager, Caspian Marine Services

“It is without a doubt the Middle East Offshore Support Journal Conference is the hub of OSV-related discussions in the region – always informative, innovative and the right place for exploring new opportunities with all participants.”
Capt Hussam Suyyagh, Team Leader, Logistics Operations Center, ADNOC Offshore

“This year the content was even more interesting than usual. The highlight was having key stakeholders and end users on the speaker and panel lists. It is of vital importance that OSV owners and operators hear directly from their potential customers such as ADNOC L&S and McDermott as to what their needs are.”
Fazel Fazelbhoy, Chief Executive, Synergy Offshore

“Content was excellent this year, good job of getting clients and owners together and keeping up with the technology trend. Topics were good and the programme was useful.”
Mark Kachouh, Director, Business Development, SEACOR Marine

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2019 Attendees

Check out which companies attended our live event in 2019.


ADNOC Logistics & Services
ADNOC Offshore
Allianz Marine Services
Al Mansoori Production Services
Alphard Maritime
Ampelmann Middle East
Aqualis Offshore Marine Services
Arab-European Reinsurance Brokers
Cashman Equipment Corporation
Caspian Marine Services
Central Ship Management
Clyde & Co
Bourbon Offshore
Bureau Veritas
CC Jensen Middle East
Dubai Maritime City Authority
Emirates Maritime Arbitration Centre
Fraay Marine
GAC Marine
Gallagher International
Glander International Bunkering
Gulf Marine Services
Holman Fenwick Willan Middle East
Howden Insurance Brokers
IEC Telecom Safa
IHC Middle East
International Maritime Industries
21 Knots Design & Consulting
Kanoo Shipping
Killiney Consult
Kongsberg Digital
Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Seatex

McDermott International
Mak Middle East LLC
Marlink Communications
Maritime Strategies International
Miclyn Express Offshore
MultiMarine Services
Orange Business Services
Overseas Marine Logistics
P&O Maritime
Sea & Vessel Offshore Marine Services
SEACOR Marine International
Seaport International Shipping Company
Seaways International
Swire Pacific Offshore
Seamaster Maritime
Schottel Middle East
SMST Designers & Constructors
Solas Marine Services
Stanford Marine
Subsea 7
Synergy Offshore
Tidewater Marine International
Topaz Energy & Marine
Trans Asia Pipeline Services
Tufton Oceanic (Middle East)
Unique System
Vanuatu Registries
Vard Electro
Watson Farley & Williams (Middle East)
Wave Subsea
Westwood Global Energy Group
Yacht International Co
Zakher Marine International

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