BBC broadcaster to moderate LISW15 flagship conference

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Emily 2014-HighResLondon International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW15) has announced that Emily Maitlis, presenter of BBC Newsnight and the News Channel, is to moderate the official LISW15 flagship conference, taking place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday, 10th September.

The internationally-acclaimed journalist and broadcaster will bring her forthright and engaging style to the industry-leading conference. With a career spanning almost three decades, Ms Maitlis began as a documentary maker in Cambodia and China, before developing her career as a journalist with the BBC, NBC Asia, Channel 4 News and Sky. She is a regular presenter of Newsnight.

Announcing Ms Maitlis’ involvement, LISW Steering Group Chairman Jeremy Penn said: “We are thrilled to have Emily Maitlis moderating the flagship conference. Her challenging interviewing style, political knowledge and international perspective will enhance the LISW conference, which is set to be attended by maritime industry leaders from the UK and around the globe, as well as senior Government figures.”

Taking place from 7th to 11th September, LISW15 promises to be the must-attend event of the global maritime calendar with more than 100 industry functions and unique networking opportunities. Further information can be found on the dedicated event website at or follow Twitter @LISW15.