LONDON: AUGUST 3, 2022: The organisers of London International Shipping Week are delighted to announce that ABS has been confirmed as exclusive sponsor of the LISW23 headline Gala Dinner, to be held during the evening of Thursday September 14th, 2023.

Between September 11-15, next year, the UK will play host to the global maritime world, with hundreds of events attracting thousands of international industry decision makers into London. The headline Gala Dinner will be one of the main events of LISW23.

Announcing ABS’ support of LISW23, Christopher J. Wiernicki, Chairman, President and CEO, said: “We are delighted be part of the 10th anniversary activities. LISW has been a very successful and strategically significant event for us and for many others in maritime. Next year, it will once again bring thought leaders together at an important time of rapid transformation in regulation and technology. The more we can be together at events such as LISW, exchanging information and ideas, the better we enable the industry to meet these new challenges and continue to thrive.”

Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes, Director of Shipping Innovation, welcomed ABS’ support of LISW23. He said: “London International Shipping Week has become one of the most important shipping events in the world precisely because it is so strongly supported by the leading organisations in the global maritime sector. ABS is among the most prominent and well-respected of these and so we are thrilled it is coming on board to sponsor the LISW23 Gala Dinner, one of the highlights of the LISW 10th anniversary celebrations.”

Founded in 1862, ABS is a global leader in providing classification services for marine and offshore assets. Its mission is to serve the public interest as well as the needs of its members and clients by promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment. ABS’ commitment to safety, reliability and efficiency is ever-present.


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