Conference Programme 2019

Please note the scheduling below and may be subject to small changes
Registration & Networking Breakfast

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.

Welcome Address
Harry Theochari, Chair, Maritime UK and Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright
Moderator's Introduction
Paddy Rodgers, Director, Royal Museums Greenwich, Director and Chairman, ITOPF Ltd, and former CEO, Euronav
Keynote Address 1
International Trade in a Changing World
The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade
Keynote Address 2
How confident is the IMO of the successful implementation of the Sulphur Cap and what assurances can be provided to the global shipping community? With the 2050 Carbon emissions targets looming on the horizon, how can we ensure successful implementation while avoiding significant disruption to global trade?
Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

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.

Keynote presentations
What is the future of trade with the US and will there be an increasing role for the UK in the future of HK and Chinese trade policy? The development of the Belt and Road initiative and how shipping interests can capitalise on the opportunities.
Chan Fan, Frank JP, The Secretary for Transport and Housing, Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Recognising the disparity in economic development within the Commonwealth member nations, how do we maximise the trading opportunities with developing nations and ensure the globalisation project continues to work for the many and not the few.
The Rt Hon. Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary-General of The Commonwealth
What is the future of UK trade policy as far as it relates to maritime business?
Minister / Senior Official, UK Government
‘The Seven’ maritime choke points, and protecting international trade
Vice Admiral Jerry Kyd CBE, Royal Navy Fleet Commander
Moderated panel discussion / questions above speakers plus following panelists:
Hisham Nasir Alnughaimish, Vice President - Commercial and Operations, Bahri Oil
Mariella Bottiglieri, Managing Director, Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping Company S.p.A.
Randy Chen, Vice Chairman, Wan Hai Lines
Networking Luncheon

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.

Keynote presentations
How can we ensure environmental sustainability is economically sustainable?
Paul Ekins OBE, Professor of Resources & Environmental Policy and Director, UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London
How practical is it to expect shipping emissions to become carbon neutral by 2050?
Sarah Kenny OBE, Vice Chair, Maritime UK and Chief Executive, BMT Group
Do we have the technological answers to future-proof shipping as a sustainable and profitable industrial sector? And at what cost?
Alastair Marsh, CEO, Lloyd’s Register
How can the shipping industry 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?
Rupert Stuart-Smith, Oxford Martin Programme on the Post-Carbon Transition, University of Oxford and Co-ordinator, UK Youth Climate Coalition
Moderated panel discussion / questions above speakers plus following panelists:
Bud Darr, Executive Vice President, Policy & Government Affairs, MSC Group and Member of the BIMCO Board of Directors
James M. Turner QC, Commercial Advocate, Quadrant Chambers
The Baroness Worthington, Executive Director, Environmental Defense Fund Europe
Networking Coffee Break

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.

Keynote presentations
How changes in investment culture are impacting trade.
Jane Diplock AO, Chair, Former Chairman, IOSCO (The International Organisation of Securities Commissions) and currently Director, Singapore Exchange
The changing role of bank finance on the pathway to the 2050 emissions target.
Michael Parker, Chairman, Global Shipping, Logistics & Offshore, Citigroup
A shipowner's perspective
Michael Fitzgerald, Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer, OOCL
Moderated panel discussion / questions above speakers plus following panelists:
James Brocklebank, Co-chair, Global Executive Committee and Co-head Europe, Advent International
Lindsey Keeble, Global Maritime Sector Head and Partner, Asset Finance Group London, Watson Farley & Williams
Closing Remarks
Paddy Rodgers, Director, Royal Museums Greenwich, Director and Chairman, ITOPF Ltd, and former CEO, Euronav
End of Conference Sessions


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