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LISW19 Conference and Gala Dinner
LISW 2019 Official Event Guide
The enormous range of events on offer during an exceptionally busy London International Shipping Week (LISW)
will make the task of selecting which ones to attend all the more complicated, even when making full use of the superb App that has been created to help delegates select the most appropriate events to attend, direct them to the correct venue on time and allow them
to ‘meet’ other delegates electronically to arrange face to face meetings.
But there is no doubt that the two most sought-after events of the week are the LISW19 headline Conference and the LISW19 Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner,
both held at the luxurious Great Room at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane on Thursday 12 September.
The super-high-level LISW Conference builds on LISW19’s central theme, International Trade
in a Changing World, as well as the sub-themes
of Growing, Innovating and Partnering. With a spectacular array of industry and government speakers, from the UK and abroad, it will consider global issues including global economic pressures, protectionism, Brexit, technology, regulations, environmental issues and the potential impact upon the maritime industry.
Harry Theochari, Chair of Maritime UK and Partner, Global Head of Transport at law  rm Norton Rose Fulbright, will open proceedings and welcome the hundreds of delegates, before introducing Paddy Rodgers, Director of Royal
Museums Greenwich, Director and Chairman of ITOPF and Former CEO of Euronav, who will be the Conference Moderator throughout the day.
A ‘Senior UK Government Minister’ will present a keynote entitled International
Trade in a Changing World, before Kitack Lim, Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) tackles the implementation of the IMO’s global sulphur cap and 2050 carbon emissions targets and their impact on global trade.
The second session will look at trade and growing new markets and new business, asking whether the recent trade tensions between
the US, China and Europe signal the end of
the rules-based liberal economic order and whether there is an inherent tension between globalisation and inequality propagating the rise of the far left and right around the world. This session will analyse the current state of international trade, its potential changes; and whether rhetoric matches the reality. It will also seek to plot the challenges and opportunities that will emerge for global shipping.
Chan Fan, Frank JP, Secretary for Transport and Housing, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, will ask what is the future of trade with the US and will there be an increasing role for the UK in the future of Hong Kong and Chinese trade policy? He will also examine the development of China’s Belt and Road initiative and how shipping interests can capitalise on the opportunities.

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