LISW15 welcomes new UK Minister for Shipping and Ports

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The ‘must attend’ event of 2015, offering well over 100 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry.

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LISW15 welcomes new UK Minister for Shipping and Ports
Interest in London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW15) is starting to build strongly following confirmation that the new UK Minister for Shipping and Ports, Robert Goodwill, MP for Scarborough and Whitby, is looking forward to his Maritime portfolio and in particular LISW15.Jeremy Penn, Chairman of the LISW Steering Group and also Chief Executive at The Baltic Exchange, said: “We were delighted to be contacted directly by the Minister’s office to inform us that LISW15 is firmly on Mr Goodwill’s agenda. It’s great news that the Government deems it to be high priority for the new Minister and we look forward to meeting Robert Goodwill in due course.”Meanwhile, members of the LISW15 Board of Advisors and Steering Group will have a chance to meet members of the international and trade press at a drinks reception due to be held on Wednesday 10th June. The organisers will use the informal event, to be held at The Baltic Exchange in London, to announce the stellar line up of international industry leaders confirmed as speaking at the official LISW conference.LISW15,  7-11 September, will be the ‘must-attend’ event of the year, offering over 100 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the maritime sector.

A few of the key industry figures attending the drinks reception:

Jeremy Penn, Chairman, LISW15 Steering Group, Chief Executive, The Baltic Exchange
Alderman The Lord Mountevans of Chelsea, Chairman, Maritime London and Maritime UK
Michael Parker, Global Industry Head of the Shipping, Logistics and Offshore Industries of Citigroup, Vice Chairman of EMEA Banking
Harry Theochari, Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright
Ian Woodman, Director of Maritime, Department for Transport

LISW15 Conference Update
LISW15 is focused on five fundamental parameters as they impact shipping:Innovation . Investment . Challenges . Relationships with Governments . Evolution of World Maritime TradeOne or more of these parameters will drive each of the 100+ events taking place during the week.The theme of the flagship LISW Conference on Thursday 10 September is Shipping in 2015.  Shipping remains fundamental in moving trade, driving growth and prosperity globally. With interventionist governments and regulators, changing technologies and rapidly evolving markets and demands, the Conference will explore the 10 year perspective for shipping, as follows:

  • World Trade and Shipping Markets: Global prosperity is built on the combined platform of shipping and trade. Centres of gravity are shifting inexorably, and market volatility poses complex questions for the industry. The Conference will ask what the next 10 years hold.
  • National, Supranational and Global Governance: The role of governments in a global maritime industry: Should governments lend their support and can they participate in growing their domestic sectors? How can tensions between national, regional and global priorities be resolved?
  • Innovation, Investment and Environment: How will technology, new energy sources and innovation over the next 10 years, help to ensure that environmental and economic sustainability is assured?

For more information on the conference programme, please click here.

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LISW15 Conference and Gala Dinner
 LISW Gala The LISW15 Conference and Gala Dinner will both be held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Thursday 10 September. Conference spaces and Gala Dinner tables are now on sale and selling fast.  To book your Gala Dinner table and Conference space, please click here.
LISW15 Latest Event to be added to Events Calendar
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LISW15 Latest Sponsor 
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#LISW15 Twitter Hashtag
 twitter As part of the social media acivity we have introduced the twitter hashtag:  #LISW15 to be used when tweeting about this event.A hashtag is simply a way for people to search for tweets that have a common trend or topic. They allow you to create communities of people interested in the same topic by making it easier to find and share info related to it. We encourage all participants involved with LISW15 to use the twitter hashtag when tweeting about LISW15.
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LISW15 Sponsorship Opportunities
 sponsorship opportunities Sponsorship of LISW propels your company to the forefront of the world’s shipping industry and, depending on the level of sponsorship, affords unique access to government and industry leaders.A variety of tailored sponsorship packages are available for companies wishing to take advantage of the momentous event which is London International Shipping Week 2015.Click here to see the sponsorship opportunities.

 

LISW15 Event Accommodation
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LISW15 Facts & Figures
*Only 110 days to go before the start of LISW15
*43 events already confirmed  (almost 100 more being planned)
*41 signed up sponsors so far
*64 supporting organisations to date
*1, 921 followers on Twitter and growing!
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