The 4th International Maritime Congress,in retrospect
The 4th International Maritime Congress, which took place on 8-10 June 2016 in Szczecin has been a success. Rafał Domżalski, President of the Management Board of Expom was one of the speakers during the event.
The event in Szczecin was participated by more than a thousand people, including representatives of maritime, offshore and inland navigation companies as well as government officials. Expom, as a producer of large-size steel structures for offshore sector also played its part in the event. For the first time, one of the speakers during the conference was the President of the Management Board of Expom, Rafał Domżalski, who delivered a presentation titled “A chance in offshore – how to develop international cooperation with Scandinavian countries”.
Why was Expom present at the 4th International Maritime Congress? Although the company is not located by the sea, a considerable portion of its products is delivered to maritime and offshore sector clients. As much as 98% of its production is intended for export, and 40% of products reach the Scandinavian market. Expom shared its experience in international cooperation with the region. During his speech, President Domżalski told the audience how to develop cooperation with maritime sector clients despite geographical distance from the sea.
The inaugural lecture was given by Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Marek Gróbarczyk, the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation assessed that a key moment of the Congress was the execution of a letter of intent by the consortium of sector companies relating to the construction of two large ferries for Polish Baltic Shipping in the presence of Prime Minister Beata Szydło. Additionally, while the event was taking place, the Sejm held the first reading of a bill on activation of the shipbuilding industry and complementary production, which shall enter into force on 1 January of the following year.