May 7 - The WCA Project Network's eighth annual meeting has formally opened today in the beautiful surroundings of the Corniche in Abu Dhabi.

116 delegates from 67 companies from around the world have gathered to listen to presentations about Abu Dhabi's maritime facilities, speeches from Hansa Heavy Lift - the platinum sponsor of the conference, and an in depth analysis of the African project cargo scene.

After the presentations, the serious networking begins with over ten hours of scheduled one-on-one meetings.

Last night WCA Projects' local member, Khalidia International Shipping (K-Ship), hosted a very enjoyable reception, said HLPFI's Oliver Ward who is in attendance and looking forward to meeting all of the delegates.


From left to right: Johnny Mitchell Smith, ceo of Walvis Bay Corridor Group; Lawrie Pattison, senior manager of business development at Abu Dhabi Ports Company (ADPC); and general manager of WCAPN, Bruce Cutillo, welcoming delegates to the conference.