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The time for change is NOW!’ by WISTA UK

September 12, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wista UK

On the occasion of LISW 2023, WISTA UK in association with Seatrade Maritime invites you to join us for 2 insightful panel discussions with C-Suite maritime leaders, outstanding Keynote Speeches,  followed by a networking reception and suprises.

The event takes place on the 19th floor of 240 Blackfriars Rd, which is home to Seatrade Maritime.

Join us for the afternoon of insightful discussions with C-suite maritime leaders,  which will culminate with a networking drinks reception, enjoying the panoramic views of London.


Schedule for the afternoon:


13:30 – Registrations

14:00 – Welcome Address from Gina Panayiotou, Secretary General, WISTA UK

14:05 – Ministerial  Address from Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister of State at the Department for Business and Trade, Minister of State for the Investment Security Unit, and Minister for Industry and Economic Security

14:10 – Opening Keynote Address by Arsenio Dominguez, Secretary-General Elect, International Maritime Organization (IMO)

14:20 – Panel Session 1: Green roles are the future


Session moderated by Monica Kohli, President, WISTA UK


Confirmed Speakers:

  • Sarah Kenny, CEO, BMT Group
  • Commodore Melanie Robinson CBE, Royal Navy
  • H.E. Eng. Essam AlAmmari – VP Advisor – Regulation Sector at Transport General Authority
  • Chuck Kemper, SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer, ABS


15:00 – Coffee break

 15:10 – Motivational Keynote Address from Amb. Nancy Karigithu , Kenya’s Ambassador and Special Envoy for Shipping and Blue Economy

 15:20 – Panel Session 2: Responsible Leadership: A CEOs guide to ESG in shipping

Session moderated by Gina Panayiotou, Secretary General, WISTA UK

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Elisabeth Munck af Rosenschold, Global Sustainability Manager, IKEA
  • Dr. Anil Sharma, CEO, Global Marketing Systems
  • Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO at Tototheo Maritime
  • Mark O’Neil, President & CEO, Columbia Group


16:00    Presenting the first ESG Index for maritime by Dr. Stavros Karamperidis, Head of Maritime Transport Research Group, Plymouth University

 16:05 – ICS Diversity Toolkit Presentation by Ondrilla Fernandes, Employment Affairs Advisor, International Chamber of Shipping

 16:10 – Closing Keynote from Elpi Petraki – President – WISTA International

16:15 – Networking Reception

For further information, please visit: https://digital.seatrade-maritime.com/en/wista-event.html 


19th Floor
240 Blackfriars Rd London SE1 9UD United Kingdom + Google Map