Industry Launches LISW19 with ‘International Trade in a Changing World’ as the Central Theme

LONDON: SEPT 12TH, 2018:  The 12-month countdown to what promises to be the largest and most successful London International Shipping Week so far, has started with the changing face of global trade and the opportunities posed, chosen as the key theme for the week.

LISW19’s overarching theme International Trade in a Changing World will be supported by a series of sub themes: Growing; Innovating; and Partnering. These will provide the backdrop to the flagship LISW19 conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane on Thursday September 12th, 2019. The themes may also be referred to by LISW19 Supporting Organisations and Sponsors wishing to hold their own events during the week.

Over 20,000 international shipping and maritime decision makers are expected to descend on London between September 9th and 13th, 2019 to attend the fourth London International Shipping Week (LISW). Read more

London International Shipping Week Has New Captain at the Helm for 2015 Event

London International Shipping Week (LISW) has appointed a new Chairman of its Steering Group as it looks forward to the 2015 event (September 7 to 11).

Jeremy Penn has been Chief Executive of The Baltic Exchange since 2003 and was a member of the LISW Steering Group for the highly successful inaugural event in 2013. Jeremy is a non-executive Director and Treasurer of Maritime London and serves on the Board of Maritime UK. He takes over from Shipping Innovation Director Sean Moloney who was Chair in 2013.

Other members of the LISW Steering Group include Doug Barrow, Chief Executive of Maritime London; Guy Patten, Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping; Simon Bird, Deputy Chairman of the UK Major Ports Group and Vice Chairman of UK Maritime; Jonathan Roberts, Head of Communications at the UK Chamber of Shipping; Linda Willson, Head of Maritime Commerce and Infrastructure, Department for Transport; Dan Torjussen-Proctor, Commercial Director at TheCityUK; Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes and Sean Moloney, Directors at Shipping Innovation, organisers of the event.

Prior to spending the last 10 years at the Baltic Exchange, Mr Penn had 20 years’ experience with Reuters Group PLC where he held a wide range of positions specialising in technology and marketing related to financial information. He was Managing Director of Reuters Asia and was appointed to Reuters Executive Committee in 1996. He has lived and worked in France, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and the USA as well as the UK.

The programme for London International Shipping Week 2015 is already coming together and key sponsors and maritime organisations have pledged their support, including: The Baltic Exchange, The UK Chamber of Shipping, The City UK, Maritime UK and Maritime London.

Organised by Shipping Innovation Limited, a partnership between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot, the event will benefit maritime charities and also Great Ormond Street Hospital, and will once again culminate in a glittering gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday, September 10, 2015.
Further information can be found on the dedicated event website: www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com

Date Announced For London International Shipping Week 2015

Following the success of this year’s inaugural event, the date for the next London International Shipping Week (LISW) has been announced.

London International Shipping Week 2015 will take place from September 7 to 11, 2015.

Already maritime businesses are lining up to support this flagship industry event, which benefits from the backing of the UK Government and the global shipping industry. A range of conferences, seminars and meetings are being pencilled into diaries.

Sean Moloney, Director of LISW organiser Shipping Innovation, said: “We are delighted to announce that London International Shipping Week will again take place. Following the success of this year’s inaugural event we consulted widely throughout the UK and international maritime sectors and are pleased that the decision to run the event in two years’ time has the total support of the shipping industry and government.”

The first London International Shipping Week attracted thousands of delegates to the UK capital to attend more than 70 maritime events, including a high-level Government reception at Lancaster House, a Downing Street summit, well-attended conferences and a Gala dinner.

Speaking after this year’s LISW packed programme, UK Shipping Minister Stephen Hammond said: “Very simply, it was an outstanding success, creating a buzz well beyond expectations. I am sure this will resonate for some time to come.”

“I fully expect London International Shipping Week to become a regular fixture of the industry calendar,” Kenneth MacLeod, UK Chamber of Shipping predicted.

A special LISW Launch Event is planned for September 2014 to introduce the conference themes, to welcome the new sponsors and to set the ball rolling for 2015. Anyone wishing to participate in the LISW Launch Event should email: info@shippinginnovation.com for more details.

Boris Johnson Applauds London International Shipping Week Initiative

Sean Moloney, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications and Chairman of the London International Shipping Week Steering Group, met London Mayor Boris Johnson at Tuesday’s government reception at Lancaster House.

LH-0190The Mayor told Moloney how supportive he was of London’ role as a maritime hub and said he wanted LISW to happen ‘at least every year’. He also expressed a keen interest in speaking at the next event.

Over 350 shipping industry movers and shakers, ambassadors, as well as top government ministers and officials attended the government event. UK Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin welcomed everyone to the reception and talked about the important role London was playing in propelling world trade.

London International Shipping Week 2013 Welcomes Its First Major Sponsors

Inmarsat, Lloyd’s Register, Ince & Co and ISSA first onboard

The first major sponsors of the inaugural London International Shipping Week (LISW) have been confirmed.

Leading global satellite communications provider Inmarsat is the first Platinum Sponsor to commit to London International Shipping Week, while international classification society Lloyd’s Register is the first Gold Sponsor, international law firm Ince & Co the first Silver Sponsor and the International Ship Suppliers & Services Association (ISSA) the first Bronze Sponsor.

Frank Coles, President, Inmarsat Maritime, said: “We are delighted to be the first Platinum Sponsor of London International Shipping Week and are very pleased to support such a significant and ground-breaking event that boosts London’s profile in the global shipping industry.”

London International Shipping Week will comprise dozens of maritime events hosted by shipping-related associations and commercial organisations, together offering multiple networking opportunities. So far 33 international shipping associations have pledged their support to this ground-breaking initiative with more than 20 events already confirmed or being organised for    the week.

One of the key events, the inaugural London International Shipping Week Charity Golf Day takes place on September 9, sponsored by The Baltic Exchange. Players will compete for the prestigious Baltic Cup at the famous Walton Heath Golf Club in Surrey, home of the 1981 Ryder Cup and venue of the final European qualifying round for each year’s second golfing major, the US Open.

Another exciting development is the commitment by the Royal Navy to sail one of its frigates into London during the week to herald its support for London International Shipping Week.

Maritime related associations and commercial organisations are encouraged to participate in London International Shipping Week to highlight London’s vital role in the positive development of international shipping. Details are available on www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com

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Notes for Editors:

· The UK is the leading worldwide centre for the supply of a broad range of professional and business services to the international maritime community, accounting for 21% of premiums in international marine insurance, over $64bn in committed ship finance (or 15% of the world loan book) and it has the largest concentration of legal service firms specialising in the sector. London is also the predominant supplier of shipbroking services worldwide and is the major player when it comes to maritime dispute resolution. London International Shipping Week has been created to highlight London’s leading role in the global maritime industry.

· London International Shipping Week will take place during the week of September 9-13, 2013. The main conference, London International Shipping Week – Propelling World Trade and the gala reception and dinner will take place on Thursday 12 September.

· Full details of all the events can be found on www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com

· London International Shipping Week is organised by Shipping Innovation Ltd in association with The Baltic Exchange, TheCityUK, Maritime London, Maritime UK and the UK Chamber of Shipping.

· Shipping Innovation Ltd is a joint venture between leading maritime publishing, training and events organisation Petrospot Ltd and the highly-respected maritime publisher and PR organisation, Elaborate Communications Ltd.

For Further Information Please Contact:

Shipping Innovation / Elaborate Communications:

Sean Moloney             Tel: +44 1296 682356

Email: smoloney@shippinginnovation.com / smoloney@elabor8.co.uk

Industry Shows its Support for London International Shipping Week

London International Shipping Week (LISW) 2013 is growing significantly as the shipping industry steams ahead to support September’s inaugural event.

Within a week of this London milestone being announced, more than 17 international trade and maritime associations and shipping companies had already pledged their support with others planning supplementary events and offering sponsorship.

Those on board include The Baltic Exchange, TheCityUK, Maritime London, Maritime UK, International Chamber of Shipping, CIRM, Gafta, IBIA, Intercargo, InterManager, ISSA, Seafarers Rights International, UK Chamber of Shipping, Lloyd’s Register and Wista UK who have all confirmed their support with a view to hosting their own events throughout the week.

‘London International Shipping Week – Propelling World Trade’ will take place between September 9-13, 2013 and will offer key networking opportunities as well as a day-long government and industry conference and gala dinner to be held on Thursday September 12. More details about the conference speaker line-up will be released in due course.

The event is being organised by Shipping Innovation, a joint venture between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot.

With the LISW diary filling up, organisations scheduling key meetings include the International Chamber of Shipping, the principal international trade association for ship owners, representing all sectors and trades and over 80% of world merchant tonnage. ICS will hold a number of its own events during the week, including its Maritime Law and its Shipping Policy Committee meetings on Monday September 9th followed by its Board Meeting the day after. The annual ICS International Shipping Conference will be one of the highlights of the week and will be held on Wednesday September 11.

The UK is the leading worldwide centre for the supply of a broad range of professional and business services to the international maritime community, accounting for 21% of premiums in international marine insurance, over $64bn in committed ship finance (or 15% of the world loan book) and it has the largest concentration of legal service firms specialising in the sector.
London is also the predominant supplier of shipbroking services worldwide and is the major player when it comes to maritime dispute resolution.

Sean Moloney, Managing Director of Elaborate Communications, said: “Interest in London International Shipping Week has already been significant and we welcome the involvement of those associations and organisations which have so far confirmed support. This list will continue to grow in the weeks ahead, I am certain of that.”

For further information see the event website:
www.londoninternationalshippingweek.com