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government has set. It will discuss how the UK can position itself to be a leader in this  eld.
The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is also looking at carbon emissions with its conference, Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade, set
to examine the critical drivers that will impact our industry and identify the solutions to set a course
for 2050. In the fourth ‘Propulsion Revolution’, the ICS acknowledges that the shipping industry must signi cantly reduce its carbon emissions to meet the IMO 2050 reduction targets and that transitioning
a highly integrated and ef cient industry will have impacts beyond the choice of fuels for engines. There are fundamental questions around  nancial, planning and technical choices, as well as political and regulatory issues that need to be addressed.
Still on the green agenda, the UK Chamber of Shipping is also running a brie ng entitled Offshore Energy – The Second Revolution, which examines the UK regions as a new frontier for offshore energy production and discusses the second revolution for the North Sea basin and rest of the UK’s waters in harnessing green technology.
Automation and digitalisation are the focus of numerous events during the week, including The Future of Incident Management Using Digital Technology, run by the Waves Group. This looks at the practical and legal application of marine data to reduce risk and increase certainty in the investigation and analysis
of marine casualties and incidents, examining the veracity and importance of digital evidence, the legal implications and the future of digital evidence in the maritime insurance market.
Meanwhile, KVH is offering a briefing on maritime innovation in connectivity, technology and the maritime Internet of Things. Similarly, the Nautical Institute’s digital transformation seminar looks at what changes in technology will mean for the shipping industry and those who work in it, including digital transformation skills, blockchain business cases, competency assessments, automation and navigation technology. Inmarsat, LISW’s Diamond Sponsor for the fourth time running, is offering a seminar on how digitalisation will shape the future of international trade.
Never forgetting the people involved in shipping and the maritime sector, a number of events are focused on training, diversity and crew welfare. A special event has been added this year, the Maritime UK Career Hub, to target school leavers and people in post-16 education. Held on board NLV Pharos, moored alongside HMS Belfast in the shadow of Tower Bridge, youngsters are invited to meet and hear  rst-hand from those working across Britain’s £40 billion maritime sector with a view to sparking an interest in working in the maritime sector.
In terms of diversity, a Women in Shipping Summit run by KNect365, an Empowering Women in Shipping debate run by Ship Management International and a discussion on diversity in shipping run by the Diversity Study Group, are just three more examples of the range of events on offer.
Meanwhile, the four official charities of LISW9, Apostleship of the Sea, The Mission to Seafarers, Sailors’ Society and Seafarers UK, are asking the industry to share their thoughts on the impact
of technology on crew welfare, with a particular emphasis on mental well-being.
London is committed to maintaining and growing its position as the world’s number one financial services cluster for the maritime sector by working and partnering with other international clusters to develop an innovative, sustainable and environmentally aware shipping and maritime sector for the future. Shipping Innovation is running a maritime cluster round table bringing together the heads of maritime clusters from around the world to discuss the way clusters operate independently and how they can improve cooperation between themselves.
As always, the legal,  nancial and insurance sectors are amply represented through breakfast meetings, seminars and round tables, while sustainability, LNG, cyber security and counterparty risk are among the many other subjects that are being tackled during what will be an exceptionally busy week.
The events on offer during LISW19 will take place all over London, from the London Stock Exchange
to the Houses of Parliament, from the IMO’s headquarters to London’s Guildhall and other historic livery halls, as well as on board Royal Navy, Royal Auxiliary and Northern Lighthouse ships and some of the most iconic buildings – historic and ultra-modern – in the Capital.
One of the most compelling reasons why thousands of industry and government representatives  ock to LISW is because it
offers some of the most spectacular networking opportunities anywhere in shipping. A Maritime UK-HM Government reception at Banqueting House on Tuesday 10 September brings together 500 VIPs from shipping and government, while the LISW black-tie Gala Reception and Dinner on Thursday 12 September this year brings together a record of over 1,000 people to the premier VIP event of the week at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane.
The aim of LISW19 is to demonstrate and prove that London and the UK are open for business as an international trading partner. Trade is shipping and shipping is LISW. l
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