The organisers of LISW23 are excited to announce the launch of a major Ship Chartering Reception to be held on the evening of Tuesday 12 September during London International Shipping Week 2023.

Over 500 of the world’s most active charterers, vessel operators, commodity and energy traders, owners’ chartering representatives and ‘cargo interests’ will be invited to attend this unique invitation-only event.

Featured for the first time in the 10-year history of LISW, the LISW23 Ship Chartering Reception will offer an exceptional opportunity for those to whom ship chartering is the focus of their daily jobs to network with their peers from around the world.

Welcoming the initiative, Denis Petropoulos, Chairman of the Baltic Exchange and Chair of the LISW23 Board of Advisors, said: “Ship charterers are now widely spread around the many global maritime hubs, but London remains the chartering epicentre. This is why this event, focused on the people who actually do the chartering, will be such an excellent addition to what promises to be, by far, the biggest and busiest LISW to date.”

Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Co-founder of LISW, added: “All too often, the people ‘at the coalface’ doing all the heavy lifting are overlooked while CEOs and top industry leaders attract all the attention. This new Ship Chartering Reception, at a prime location in the heart of London, will help redress the balance and give the charterers, traders and brokers an event of their own that they can look forward to.”

Karen Martin, Commercial Director of LISW, added: “We are delighted to announce that Lockton has come on board to be the Headline Sponsor of the Ship Chartering Reception. Only six carefully-selected sponsors will be invited to sponsor this unique event.”

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