Online Registration Now Open for SHIPPINGInsight 2016

Associations, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Technology — By on April 25, 2016 at 7:25 PM

ShippingInsightThis Year’s Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition to Offer More Speakers,  More Exhibits and More Networking Opportunities 

NORFOLK, Va. – April 25, 2016 – (Marine NewsWire) Online registration is now open for the fifth annual SHIPPINGInsight Fleet Optimization Conference & Exhibition. The 2016 event will take place Oct. 18-19 at the Stamford Marriott Hotel & Spa in Stamford, Conn.

“SHIPPINGInsight has become firmly established as the premier maritime technology conference and trade show in North America addressing technical solutions to the challenges facing ship operating companies, ” said conference co-director Frank Soccoli. “In today’s shipping economy, it’s more important than ever for shipowners to reduce operating expenses, while complying with regulatory requirements and achieving efficiency gains in fleet management.”

“At SHIPPINGInsight, we create an intimate networking environment that encourages interaction among buyers, sellers and peers across all segments of the shipping industry, and our conference sessions provide a unique opportunity to learn from industry experts about emerging technologies and emerging trends for the future, ” he added.

Last year’s SHIPPINGInsight attracted 169 delegates from seven countries, including senior executives from 25 shipping companies. There were 49 exhibitor booths and 36 industry sponsors, 58 speakers and moderators, and nine networking events. This year, more than 200 delegates are expected, with 50+ exhibitors, 70+ speakers and moderators and 12 networking events, according to the organizers.

Ravi Singh, technical director of Northern Shipping Funds, commented: “As technical director for a large fleet of ships, I always learn something useful at the SHIPPINGInsight conferences, and the networking receptions provide a great opportunity to meet with technology companies and learn about their products and services.”

“This year we are expanding the program to provide four themed sessions addressing the major concerns facing ship operators, ” said Jim Rhodes, conference co-director. “We are also adding the industry-first interactive roundtable of shipowners and ship managers, who will share their perspective in a frank and open dialogue with conference delegates.”

Registrations made online prior to Sept. 23 get an automatic $200 early-bird discount off the full conference price. The registration fee covers all conference sessions, continental breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks, evening receptions and full access to exhibits. All networking events will take place in the exhibit hall.

Delegates are also encouraged to secure the special group rate of $184 per night at the Stamford Marriott, using the convenient hotel booking portal.

For information on sponsorship and exhibition opportunities, contact Frank Soccoli at +1.434.295.6642, or email For speaking opportunities, contact Jim Rhodes at +1.757.451.0602, or email

About SHIPPINGInsight

Now in its fifth year, SHIPPINGInsight is the premier North American technology conference and trade show for the international commercial maritime industry. It brings together shipowners, ship managers and technology companies to discuss solutions to improve ship and fleet efficiency. The event is co-owned and produced by Soccoli Associates LLC, a maritime consultancy, and Rhodes Communications, Inc., an international communications firm specializing in the maritime industry.

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