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On 13 June, the world maritime community will convene in Montreal to discuss the increasingly urgent and diverse risks confronting shipping in 2024.

The nature of these risks has brought the shipping industry to global attention. In an age of acute geopolitical disruption, firmer trade barriers and longer-term uncertainty, mapping the right course has never been more essential.

Shaping the Future of Shipping—Risk and Resilience, organised by the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) and the Canadian Chamber of Marine Commerce, represents a vital opportunity for government and industry leaders to meet, discuss, and commit to decisive solutions that will shape the future of our industry for years to come.

The Summit will be held at the Port of Montreal’s Grand Quay on the St Lawrence River. As a site of historic important in connecting North America with the world, this is a symbolically significant location in which to host discussions of such global importance.

This is an opportunity for industry leaders to meet with ministers, government representatives, policymakers, and regulators.

As such, Shaping the Future of Shipping—Risk and Resilience demonstrates the maritime sector’s pivotal role in world trade. It will include high-level discussion of topics of foremost importance to the leaders of our industry: geopolitical instability, supply chain disruption, near-shoring, and the future role of AI.

More than 80% of world trade is transported by shipping. On 13 June in Montreal, the entire maritime sector will come together to realise new levels of resilience in a time of immense risk.

The venue

The event will take place at the Grand Quay Port De Montreal

The Grand Quay, Port De Montreal – Photo Credits (
The Grand Quay, Port De Montreal – Photo Credits (
The Grand Quay, Port De Montreal – Photo Credits (