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 consider global issues including global economic pressures, protectionism, Brexit, technology, regulations, environmental issues and the potential impact upon the 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?
This session will analyse the current status of international 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. The moral and regulatory frameworks protecting the environments in which global shipping operates are having an unprecedented effect on global trade. How will shipping adapt within this ever evolving backdrop?
In this session we will set out the moral imperative, the commercial incentives, and outline how the maritime 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.
This session will review how our industry will finance sustainable growth in this rapidly changing world.