In conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) World Maritime Day celebration, the World Maritime Week 2019 (WMW`19) Malaysia will be held from the 10th to 14th September 2019, providing industry players with 5 days of focused maritime events and activities. The WMW’19 provides an opportunity for stakeholders across the Maritime Industry, inclusive of individuals from the higher echelons of maritime authorities, sectorial professionals, academia, industry leaders and experts to meet and network. It serves as an important platform that promotes collaboration and ideas, as well as sharing of success stories in the noble effort to propel the maritime industry forward. Spearheaded by the Ministry of Transport (MOT), together with the Marine Department Malaysia (MARDEP) and organized by Malaysia Shipowners’ Association (MASA) this week-long gathering will facilitate conferences, dialogues, exhibitions, and interactive engagement opportunities. “Empowering Women in the Maritime Community” has been selected as the theme for 2019. In line with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, it provides an avenue to raise awareness on gender equality and to highlight the important, yet under-utilized, the contribution of women within the maritime sector.