IMO-UNEP-Norway Innovation Forum 2023 to reflect on ‘MARPOL at 50’


Hosted by IMO, in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), and supported by the Government of Norway, this year’s edition of the IMO flagship Innovation Forum – which witnessed over 1,300 participants in 2021 and over 1,900 participants in 2022 – is taking place this week on Thursday 28 September.

The Innovation Forum 2023 will be held in connection with the celebrations of World Maritime Day, and discussions will include the World Maritime Day 2023 theme, ‘MARPOL at 50 – Our commitment goes on’, reflecting the need for further dialogue on IMO’s work in enhancing sustainable maritime practices and aligning them with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The IMO has limited capacity for this hybrid event, taking place 09:30 to 17:00 UK time, which can also be attended online – via Zoom, IMO YouTube channel, and UNTV (hybrid event) with registration link:

Those wishing to attend in person are encouraged to reserve their place at the event as soon as possible to secure their spot among industry leaders, experts, and innovators. A full programme of speakers at the event is available on the IMO website.