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Shipping Innovation Limited is an independent joint venture company that brings together two of the most creative, energetic and well-connected media companies in the maritime, transport and energy industries: Elaborate Communications Ltd. and Petrospot Ltd.

‘A multi-faceted Public Relations, Publishing, Marketing and Advertising Agency specialising in the promotion of companies and organisations in the international maritime sector.’

Providing bespoke PR and Marketing services targeted to meet individual clients’ needs, Elaborate’s team of skilled communicators excels at harmonising publicity opportunities with management strategies designed for maximising profit margins.

Elaborate’s publishing division produces two influential maritime magazines: Ship Management International, the main publication for ship owners and ship managers and The Ship Supplier the leading publication for the ship supply sector.

A dynamic independent publishing, training and events organisation focusing on the maritime, energy and transportation industries Petrospot organises major international events, including London International Shipping Week, European Shipping Week, Maritime Week Americas, Maritime Week Africa, Maritime Week Gibraltar, Portugal Shipping Week, ARACON, the Middle East Bunkering Convention and the Ship.Energy Summit. It also organises extensive training, including the globally-recognised Oxford Bunker Course and BunkerExperience.

It also publishes authoritative books on marine fuels, marine surveying and maritime law www.petrospot.com/books.

Petrospot publishes Bunkerspot, the world’s foremost source of information on the technical, operational, commercial, legal and environmental aspects of bunkering, and ship.energy, the go-to information hub for news, longer reads, interviews, podcasts and expert comment on new fuels, technologies and vessel efficiency. 


LISW21 is the ‘must attend’ event of 2021, offering over 150 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.

The LISW21 Headline Conference and Gala Dinner attract the very highest-level government and shipping industry leaders from the UK and around the world and will crown what promises to be another amazing week.

LISW21 is organised by Shipping Innovation together with the Department for Transport, British Ports Association, Baltic Exchange, Maritime London, Maritime UK, The Society of Maritime Industries, UK Chamber of Shipping and UK Major Ports Group. LISW was created and is produced by Shipping Innovation – a joint venture between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot.

The maritime world comes to LISW to do business!


LISW21 – Enjoy the experience

How does it work?

LISW is a cluster event. This means that rather than being centred around an exhibition hall, the organisations supporting LISW run their own events. These events are many and varied, and include seminars, cocktail receptions, conferences and product launches. They are run by international organisations and marine trade associations from all sectors of the shipping industry, and the week is actively supported by the UK Government. Highlights of the week include the official LISW Headline Conference and the LISW Gala Dinner.

Who will be there?

The world comes to London during London International Shipping Week, providing unique networking opportunities for the shipping community. Leaders across all sectors of the international and UK shipping industry, maritime lawyers, brokers, shipowners, shipmanagers, insurers, charities – all come to London – and ensure that LISW is an event like no other.

Where does it take place?

More than 200 individual events will be run in venues across the heart of London.  Many take place in the city itself, others make use of the iconic buildings London has to offer, like the IMO building and the Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

What does it cost?

All LISW events are free, apart from the official LISW Headline Conference and the Gala Dinner.  

What about COVID?

The world is opening up again, and LISW will be the first major face to face event in the shipping calendar since the pandemic began. Individual event organisers will be following all government guidelines, all with an emphasis on putting face to face contact back on the agenda.

What if I can’t get to London?

For those without the time or ability to travel into the UK the LISW team have this year launched the LISW Portal. Based on the industry leading swapcard system, thousands of international visitors who register with the Portal will be able to seamlessly participate in LISW, register and log on to online events as well as undertake high level business networking.  

Sign me up!

Visit the event calendar to see the host of events that are run throughout LISW, enter the Portal and sign up for those you are interested in.

Get back at the top of your game and register today.

Get in touch

The team at LISW2021 are here to help and answer any questions you may have on the event.


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