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ICS confirms record line up for its flagship Conference

Aug 28, 2019
ICS has added further high-level speakers to the line-up of its 2019 Conference: Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade.  The flagship conference will take place on September 11th at the British Library, during London International Shipping Week.

Stuart Neil, Communications Director of the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said: “The shipping industry is facing the most important transformation since the transition from sail to steam. There are no clear solutions, no silver bullets and there will be trade-offs and new ways of working as we move towards 2050. Navigating this passage will require leadership and engagement beyond the shipping sector.”

30 speakers from over 11 countries, including shipowners and government ministers, have confirmed their attendance at the ICS flagship event. With such an important agenda ICS has brought together a stellar line-up of speakers to fully explore the options open to the industry and the decisions it faces – decisions which will have implications beyond the sector’s own boardrooms. Climate science, research and development, finance, policy instruments and the role of the Global Maritime Value Chain will all be on the agenda.  

The confirmed speakers include: 

• The Rt. Hon. Nusrat Ghani MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Maritime, Department for Transport, UK

• Emanuele Grimaldi, President and Managing Director, Grimaldi Group S.p.A, Italy

• Lasse Kristoffersen, President and CEO, Tovald Klaveness, Norway

• Mark Martecchini, President, Stolt Tanker Trading, The Netherlands

• John C. Lyras, Principal, Paralos Maritime Corporation S.A., Greece

• Caroline Yang, Chief Executive of Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd, Singapore

• Lord Adair Turner, Chair, Energy Transitions Commission and former Chair of the UK’s Financial Services Authority, UK

• Professor Anders Hammer Strømman, Lead Author, Shipping, 6th IPCC Assessment, Norway
• Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc, UK

• Michael Parker, Global Industry Head, Shipping and Logistics, Citigroup, UK

• Baroness Worthington, Executive Director for Europe of the Environmental Defence Fund, UK

• Michael Traver, Chair, Oil and Gas Climate Initiative Transport Workstream and Chief Engineer, Commercial Transport Research for the Aramco Services Company, USA

• Brandon Larson, Director for Certifications, Naval Applications & Digital Analytics, GE Aviation, Marine Solutions, USA

• Kristina Fløche Juelsgaard, Director, Business Development, Ballard Power Systems Europe, Denmark

• Fiona Harvey, Environment Correspondent, The Guardian, UK

Full details of the programme and speakers are available at https://events.ics-shipping.org/

ICS has also updated its line-up of sponsors with SEA\LNG becoming a Gold sponsor in addition to Silver sponsorship from The UK Hydrographic Office, Lloyd’s Register and Witherbys. The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), and The Turkish Shipbuilders' Association (GISBIR) have also confirmed their partnership with ICS.

Murat KIRAN, Chairman of GISBIR said: “Our members have built and succesfully delivered low emission, innovative ships such as The World’s First Zero-Emission (Battery Powered) Tug, LNG Fuelled Ships, Battery Powered & Hybrid  Ferries, The World's First Remotely Operated Commercial Vessel. Furthermore Turkish Shipbuilding Industry provides retrofit solutions and has great experience for BWT and Scrubber retrofits. We are pleased to support ICS event as shipbuilding industry which is a major player for the transformation of maritime industry towards a clean, low carbon future and  delighted to meet industry stakeholders for cooperation”

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency will also be hosting a free lunchtime-briefing side event on the margins of the ICS Conference entitled “Doing Shipping Business in the Gulf of Guinea Area”.

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