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Lord Mountevans
Chairman of the LISW19 Board of Advisors
“Welcome to London, the world’s greatest shipping city
As Chairman of the LISW19 Board of Advisors, it’s a privilege to add my own special and
very warm welcome to London International Shipping Week 2019.
This will be a very varied and exciting week of events that will bring together many thousands of key shipping, maritime and trade executives from around the globe. This distinguished list of global industry leaders
affords the UK a wonderful opportunity to deepen
your knowledge of Britain’s unrivalled combination of maritime expertise with the highest business standards.
The Board of Advisors brings together 15 very senior industry  gures from across ports, maritime services, shipping, manufacturing & engineering, shipbuilding, and leisure marine. The Board’s task
has been to review at each step the delivery plan and contribute additional ideas of our own. LISW is indeed fortunate to have so much experience and expertise so involved. I would like to thank all members for their unstinting efforts and support.
As Chairman of Maritime London, I am proud and excited by the large number of events offered by our members and by Maritime London during the week. The UK’s maritime professional business services are ranked No. 1 internationally and we look forward to welcoming you to as many events as you can get to during this very busy week.
An area of particular expertise that I would like to highlight is education and training, where the UK’s offer is unequalled anywhere in the world. From the training and examinations undertaken by our seafarers, to the myriad courses available at undergraduate and post graduate level at our globally renowned universities, Britain sets the standard. And speaking of standards, I would like to draw attention to the courses and examinations set by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, where I am honoured to serve as President. The Institute’s quali cations are invaluable for an industry entrant, gaining essential knowledge and understanding of complex issues, as well as learning to adopt, and work to, the highest professional standards which are so essential for today’s modern maritime industries.
Welcome to London, the world’s greatest shipping city. l
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