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Recognising the disparity in economic development within the Commonwealth member nations, the Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of The Commonwealth, will examine how we can maximise the trading opportunities with developing nations and ensure the globalisation project continues to work for the many and not just for the few.
A second senior UK Government of cial will explain what the future of UK trade policy is as far as it relates to maritime business, before Paddy Rodgers begins a moderated panel discussion that includes Hisham Al Nughaimish, Vice President of Commercial and Operations at Bahri Oil, Mariella Bottiglieri, Managing Director of Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.p.A. and Randy Chen, Vice Chairman of Wan Hai Lines.
After a networking luncheon, the third session, on innovation and sustainability, will look at how fast shipping is changing and how the moral and regulatory frameworks protecting the environments in which global shipping operates are having an unprecedented effect on global trade. It will ask how shipping will adapt within this ever-evolving backdrop, setting out the moral imperative and commercial incentives, and outline how the maritime sector is responding.
Professor Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resources & Environmental Policy and Director of the UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London, will ask how we make environmental sustainability economically sustainable. Sarah Kenny OBE, Vice Chair of Maritime UK and Chief Executive of the BMT Group will ask whether it is realistic to expect shipping to emit zero carbon by 2050, and, if so, how can this lofty ambition be achieved?
Alastair Marsh, CEO of Lloyd’s Register, will examine whether we have the technological answers to future-proof shipping as a sustainable and pro table industrial sector, and if so, at what cost? And Rupert Stuart-Smith of the Oxford Martin Programme on the Post- Carbon Transition at the University of Oxford and Co-ordinator of the UK Youth Climate
Coalition, will look at how the shipping industry can embrace the opportunities of the transition to a post-carbon economy, avoid the risk of asset stranding if the targets of the Paris Climate Agreement are achieved, and leave a safe climate for future generations.
Joining the subsequent panel discussion will be Bud Darr, Executive Vice President of Policy & Government Affairs at MSC Group, Baroness Bryony Worthington, Executive Director of
the Environmental Defense Fund Europe, and James M. Turner QC, Commercial Advocate at Quadrant Chambers.
The last session the LISW19 Conference, Innovation in Trade and Shipping Finance, will look at how funding models for shipping must also innovate in a world where markets are being in uenced by technology and climate change, and where trading patterns are changing in line with consumer demand. It will also review how our industry will  nance sustainable growth in this rapidly changing world.
Jane Diplock AO, Chair of the NZ Securities Commission and Director of the Singapore Exchange, will look at how changes in investment culture are impacting trade, while Michael Parker, Global Industry Head of Shipping & Logistics at Citigroup, will look at the changing role of bank finance on the pathway to zero emissions.
The moderated panel discussion that follows will include panellists Lindsey Keeble, Global Maritime Sector Head and Partner of the Asset Finance Group London at law firm Watson Farley & Williams, Andrian Dacy, Managing Director, CEO and CIO of the Global Transportation Group at J.P. Morgan Asset Management, and James Brocklebank, Co-chair of the Global Executive Committee and Co-head Europe at Advent International.
Throughout the panel discussions, delegates will be encouraged to participate by Paddy Rodgers who will seek vigorous engagement with the audience before closing the LISW 19 Conference. l
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