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 current trade tensions between the US and China signal the end of the rules based liberal economic order or a skirmish between the world’s two super powers? Is there an inherent tension between globalisation and inequality propagating the rise of the far left and right around the world? No matter your view, the global trade zeitgeist is changing.
This panel will analyse the current status of global trade, whether rhetoric matches the reality and what challenges and opportunities there will be for global shipping.
Shipping is changing, fast. The moral and regulatory imperatives to ensure the environments within which global shipping operates are protected, are going to have an unprecedented effect on how global trade is propelled. How will shipping adapt within this ever evolving technological and regulatory environment?
This panel will explore the technologies being developed, how maritime professional services are preparing to assess risk, and resolve disputes in an increasingly complex environment and what the size and shape of the global fleet will be as a consequence of the innovations at play within the sector.
We hear much on the rise of technology in shipping and the need to comply with environmental regulations, but where is the money coming from and how easy is it to access?
This session will explore the macro trends in global finance and how they will affect the global shipping industry. How will Basel IV influence bank lending, is ESG a facilitator for positive change or a barrier to capital, will we continue to see the rise of ‘alternative finance’, will there be an increased role for capital markets?