London International Shipping Week has finally come to a close, after a week of debates, seminars, meetings and events held across London.
Key industry figures and government representatives from more than 50 countries flocked to over 60 events held the length and breadth of the capital and beyond. With tremendous support from government and industry, LISW exceeded all expectations and has truly earned its place in the shipping industry’s calendar of must-attend events.
The week culminated in a sell-out Conference, and a glittering Gala Dinner for over 600 guests, attended by Stephen Hammond, the UK Shipping Minister and Patrick McLoughlin, Secretary of State for Transport.
Speaking after the event, Sean Moloney, Director of the LISW organiser, Shipping Innovation, said: “The inaugural LISW exceeded everyone’s expectations by producing an incredibly well-supported event that brought the global shipping industry firmly together. Networking was of the highest standard and everyone wants it to be repeated, which it will be. A video of the week-long event can be seen on the LISW home page www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com .”
London International Shipping Week offered the opportunity for London to underline its key role in maritime services, and to continue to promote its position as the world’s main maritime capital, attracting all sectors of the international maritime community from regulators to charterers, ship owners, ship managers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, ship suppliers, marine surveyors, bunker suppliers as well as ports and shipping service providers to London during the week.
‘London International Shipping Week – Propelling World Trade’ was organised by Shipping Innovation – a joint venture between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot – in association with Maritime UK partners The Baltic Exchange, Maritime London and the UK Chamber of Shipping, with TheCityUK, the independent promotional body for UK financial and professional services and with the full support and involvement of the UK government.