London to host Global Maritime Forum’s 2020 Annual Summit

Maritime decision-makers from around the world will convene for the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit in London from 13th-14th October 2020.

UK Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani, welcomed the announcement saying: “The UK’s maritime industry is thriving, which is why I am so delighted to welcome global leaders to the UK for the Global Maritime Forum Annual Summit next year. We are championing industry through our flagship Maritime 2050 strategy and Clean Maritime Plan, and the summit represents a unique opportunity for us to further showcase all the UK has to offer.”

Maritime London Chief Executive Jos Standerwick added: “London, and the UK, is the leading provider of professional services to the global shipping community. It is therefore fitting that the Global Maritime Forum comes to London in October 2020. We look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world to this great shipping city.”

Peter Stokes, Chair of the Global Maritime Forum said: “The Global Maritime Forum is committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human wellbeing. At our 2020 Annual Summit in London, we will focus on developing a safe, clean, inclusive, and efficient maritime industry. We look forward to working together with the UK Government and other important stakeholders to deliver on this vision and to make this high-level meeting a great success”.

The Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit is hosted in cities around the world on a rotational basis. Attendance is by invitation only.