Building on LISW19’s central theme “International trade in a changing world” as well as the sub-themes of “Growing”, “Innovating”, and “Partnering”, the LISW19 Conference will review how global issues, including geopolitical conflicts, global economic pressures, protectionism, technology and environmental issues will impact (or not) the international maritime industry.
Do the recent trade tensions between the US, China and Europe signal the end of the rules-based liberal economic order? Is there an inherent tension between globalisation and inequality propagating the rise of the far left and right around the world and to what extent is all of this changing the face of global trade?
This session will analyse the current status of global trade, its potential changes; and whether rhetoric matches the reality. It will seek to plot the challenges and opportunities that will emerge for global shipping.
Shipping is changing, fast. That the moral and regulatory imperatives protecting the environments in which global shipping operates will have an unprecedented effect on how global trade is propelled is without doubt. How will shipping adapt within this ever evolving backdrop?
In this session a leading conservationist will set out the moral imperative and the commercial incentives, followed by two industry keynotes on how the sector is responding.
In a world where markets are being influenced by technology and climate change, and where trading patterns are changing in line with consumer demand, funding models for shipping must also innovate. Where is this new funding coming from and how easy is it to access?
This session will review how our industry will finance sustainable growth in this rapidly changing world.