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John Murray
Chief Executive, Society of Maritime Industries
Society of Maritime Industries
LEADING
GLOBAL PLAYER
“SMI trusts you will have a professionally stimulating week which will leave you in no doubt that the UK is the place for your maritime business
The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is the voice of the UK’s maritime engineering and business sector and is proud to be one of the organising partners for this prestigious event which will be the focus for a huge range of activities promoting the UK’s leadership in the global maritime sector. London International Shipping Week 2019 is the perfect platform to showcase the UK’s technical and innovative capabilities which are available from SMI members in meeting the future needs of the industry.
The UK government’s Maritime 2050 strategy sets out a large number of recommendations in the area of technology and environment and, following on from this, industry together with the support of government has launched the UK’s  rst country wide maritime technology and innovation research centre, called MarRI-UK. As a collaborative hub for industry and the sector’s excellent research and academic institutions, the centre will be well-placed to address the global challenges the industry faces, particularly in the area of decarbonisation and the increased uses of autonomy.
The London International Shipping Week 2019 central theme of International trade in a changing world encapsulates the role of innovation and a reason the UK is a leading global player in all aspects maritime. This makes for a compelling motive for being in London this week and being at the forefront of current thinking.
SMI trusts you will have a professionally stimulating week which will leave you in no doubt that the UK is the place for your maritime business. l
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