Delhi, February 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the three-day second edition of the Maritime India Summit (MIS)-2021 on March 2. Around 20,000 delegates, 24 partner countries will join the event while more than 400 projects will be showcased, said Union Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, Mansukh Mandaviya here on Thursday.
The event is being organised by the Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways (MoPSW) jointly with FICCI as Industrial Partner and EY as Knowledge Partner.
Mandaviya and senior officials also launched a brochure and the website www.maritimeindiasummit.in for the MIS-2021 during the press conference.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the entire summit will be held on virtual platform www.maritimeindiasummit.in. The registration for the visitors and exhibitors will start from today with the launch, added the Minister.
Speaking on the occasion, Ministry Secretary Dr Sanjiv Ranjan briefly explained the Budget 2021-22 announcements related to Ports, Shipping and Maritime sector and termed them as path breaking initiatives to promote Aatmirbhar Bharat.
“A whole new range of opportunities will be opening up with the passing of Major Ports Authorities Bill 2020 in the parliament yesterday,” said Dr Rajan.
The MIS 2021 will provide a unique platform which will have physical and virtual presence of prominent shipping and transport ministers/ dignitaries from across the world. Maritime States of India will participate in the Summit through dedicated sessions. The Summit will also include an exclusive CEOs’ forum and various thematic and breakout sessions, added Dr Ranjan.