The Ports of Las Palmas have one of the most enviable geostrategic locations and situations on the planet. Specifically, its flagship, the Puerto de La Luz and Las Palmas, is above all an international port that combines its import and export traffic with the provision of all kinds of services for the stopover of ships (repairs, supplies and others) , also for the fishing traffic, the ferrys and the pleasure boats. It is the first merchandise distributor center in the Canary Islands and one of the most important in Spain, with connections to 180 ports on five continents through some thirty maritime lines.
The Mid Atlantic Ship Repair & Supply Summit, which will be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on April 4th and 5th, 2019, will be a magnificent opportunity to show internationally the enormous possibilities and incentives of our Ports.
According to the manager of the Puertos de Las Palmas Foundation, Sergio Galván, one of the main objectives of this important congress that will have national and international experts on different topics, will be to show the strengths of the Ports of Las Palmas in the sectors of repairs, naval and ship supplies, in addition to the fiscal attractions offered by the Ports of Las Palmas with the Canarian Economic Tax Regime (REF) or the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) when looking for the implementation of new companies.
Other objectives will be to attract the major manufacturers in the world of ship repair that are not yet in Las Palmas, in addition to fostering the competitiveness of local naval repair and ship supply companies through knowledge of the new trends in the sector which take place in other parts of the world thanks to the celebration of this congress.
First congress of this type in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
The Mid Atlantic Ship Repair & Supply Summit will be the first congress of these characteristics to be held in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, since so far only small seminars have been held in the city on some of the topics that will be addressed next year in the appointment scheduled in the Alfredo Kraus Auditorium. There has never been a congress of this magnitude in which all the institutions to do with the port sector or with the internationalization of the Canary Islands participate.
The Mid Atlantic Ship Repair & Supply Summit is sponsored by the Port Authority of Las Palmas, the Port of Las Palmas Foundation, PROEXCA, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), Economic Promotion Society of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria (SPEGC), Maritime Cluster of the Canary Islands and the Provincial Federation of Small and Medium Enterprises of Metal and New Technologies of Las Palmas (FEMEPA). It also has the collaboration of ASTICAN, Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Navigation of Gran Canaria, EMERGE, Canary Oceanic Platform (PLOCAN), Association of Ship Provisioners (PROVICANARIAS), University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) ), Zamakona Yards, Consortium of the Free Zone of Gran Canaria, Innovalia Association and the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC).