TMS Awards gain Royal Patronage

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His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman Dubai Airport and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group.

Dubai, UAE: The Maritime Standard has announced that for the seventh year in succession the prestigious annual The Maritime Standard Awards has secured royal patronage from His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman Dubai Airport and Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline & Group.

This follows confirmation that the TMS Awards 2020 will be held in person, adopting strict UAE governmental guidelines, on Monday 23rd November at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE.

TMS Managing Director, Trevor Pereira, says, “We are delighted to receive Royal Patronage once again, all the more so given the prevailing situation. Having the support of His Highness validates what TMS is doing in this region and acknowledges the essential role of the maritime trade during the current crisis. To highlight, recognise and reward the contribution of the industry in keeping vital goods and supplies moving is our paramount responsibility.”

TMS staff have been working closely with the Dubai World Trade Centre, which has produced a stringent code of practice to make sure that all government arrangements for the Awards are fully compliant with governmental regulations. This will ensure that attendees are kept safe from the moment of arrival to departure.

Around 450 senior executives from shipping, ports, shipbuilding and repair and other maritime sectors are expected to attend the event, along with influential figures from governmental agencies to witness the presentation of these prestigious awards.

An expert panel of judges drawn from different industry sectors, all with a long track record of excellence in their chosen fields, has over the past few weeks been assessing and evaluating nominations for a total of 20 different categories, the winners of which will be announced on the night. The list of finalists has recently been announced and can now be found on the TMS website.