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Flagship Events is a Dubai-based events management company, which organises high quality conferences, exhibitions and awards, both in-house and for third parties. It operates across a wide range of business sectors and industries and has staff with extensive experience in running events of various types, ranging in size from tens of attendees to over a thousand participants.


To become the first Port of Call for Events, Conferences, Exhibitions and Awards in the Shipping and Maritime industry.


To deliver high quality, market-leading events, conferences, exhibitions and awards. To help clients achieve their marketing goals, raise their profiles, and increase their market shares by adopting the highest levels of professionalism and drawing on unrivalled experience.


Trevor Pereira
Managing Director

Trevor Pereira is the managing director of Flagship Events, which he co-founded with his long time mentor Ray Girvan. Trevor has spent much of his career involved with the shipping and maritime business, and has accumulated almost 14 years experience organising specialist conferences, exhibitions, events and awards and publishing high quality magazines and newspapers. He has excelled in all these fields, earning a reputation for dedication, hard work, knowledge and expertise across the industry.
Before launching Flagship Events, Trevor was the General Manager of Seatrade, and prior to that held the same position with Lloyd’s List, covering the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. A graduate of Bombay University he worked with two of India’s finest celebrities – world cup winning cricket captain Kapil Dev and movies superstar Amitabh Bachchan – in the early days of his career in the television and entertainment industry.

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Ray Girvan

Ray Girvan is the Publisher and Owner of International Bulk Journal, founder of the IBJ Awards and Director at Flagship Events LLC. He is a highly experienced and respected director, having spent 33 years in publishing and events within the global maritime and freighting markets, following graduation from Milbank College of Commerce in his native Liverpool, UK.
In his role as Managing Director, Publishing, at Informa Maritime and Transport until 2006, he was responsible for a multi-million dollar profit and loss account, with a turnover in the tens of millions and a staff of over 160 people. Publications within his division were Lloyd’s List, Lloyd’s Loading List, International Freighting Weekly, Containerisation International, Cargo Systems and many other market leading titles. He has launched various publications including Lloyd’s Freight Transport Buyer in both Europe and Asia.
His career has included successful spells at publishers Emap, MacLean Hunter and the Journal of Commerce(UK), where he began in 1981.

Clive Woodbridge

A well-respected freelance journalist Clive Woodbridge has been writing about shipping, ports and logistics related issues since 1982.

For more than 30 years he has contributed to some of the leading publications in the industry, including Lloyds List, Seatrade, Cargo Systems, Container Management and Containerisation International, and has particular expertise in the shipping and maritime sectors in the Middle East.


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A unique first event for Flagship Events was producing a top of the range Awards Gala Dinner for one of Shipping and Maritime’s oldest association – BIMCO  2
Islamic P&I Club
Islamic P&I Club celebrated their 10th Anniversary on 12th November 2014 with a Gala Dinner at Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab Hotel.  3
DNV turned 150 in 2014 which was also Year One of the newly merged company DNV GL, former DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and GL (Germanischer Lloyd). DNV GL celebrated this important milestone in Dubai on 20th November at the Armani Hotel.  3
TMS Celebrates a Year of Success
The upmarket Jumeirah Zabeel Saray hotel on The Palm was a highly appropriate location for TMS to celebrate its first birthday on April 9th, underlining the company’s growing profile and prestige within the industry.  1
TMS networks in style
The Maritime Standard (TMS) celebrated a number of exciting new initiatives at a special networking reception held on a specially chartered yacht at Dubai Marina Yacht Club on May 3rd.  1

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