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LISW21’S International Credentials Underlined As Its Headline Conference Is To Be Held At The Heart Of Global Maritime Regulation

London International Shipping Week’s Headline Conference is to be held next year at the impressive headquarters of the International Maritime Organization – the heart of global maritime regulation.

Taking place on Wednesday September 15 next year, the LISW21 Conference will feature a unique blend of in-person and online attendance, thereby attracting up to double the usual number of delegates who will come together to debate the most important issues facing the world’s shipping industry.

Drawing on the week’s tagline of ‘Propelling World Trade’ and its overarching theme of “Driving growth in a disrupted world”, the conference will explore the fundamental role that the ESG agenda has in shaping the future of the global shipping industry.

Jos Standerwick, CEO of Maritime London and Chairman of the LISW21 Conference Working Group, said: “We thank the IMO for giving us the exciting opportunity to bring this important international forum to the heart of maritime legislation. This partnership with the IMO underlines the important and strategic role London plays within the international maritime community.

“LISW21 is already shaping up to become the most important event of 2021, giving ship owners and operators, and all those involved in the global maritime services sector the opportunity to talk about how our industry has responded during the pandemic and to discuss how shipping navigates its way forward in terms of the environment, social and governance.”

John Hulmes, LISW21 Steering Group Chairman

Welcoming the move to host LISW21 during the week, LISW Steering Group Chairman John Hulmes, said: Although the Grosvenor House Hotel has been a wonderful host for the headline Conference at previous LISWs, the opportunity to work with the IMO and use their wonderful facilities helps cement the international reach and reputation of LISW.”

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations which is responsible for measures to improve the safety and security of international shipping and to prevent pollution from ships. Through its regulatory framework, IMO facilitates a global maritime transportation system that connects markets and moves 80% of world trade It is also the only UN organisation headquartered in the UK. It’s purpose-built building on London’s Albert Embankment overlooks the River Thames and was formally opened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 17 May 1983.
Source: LISW21

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