ICS Announces Sponsors for its Flagship Conference 2019

The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is delighted to announce the first sponsors for the ICS Flagship Conference, Setting Course for 2050: Powering World Trade, on Wednesday September 11, 2019 at the British Library.

Lloyd’s Register; The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), SEA\LNG, The Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR) and Witherbys have all pledged to partner with ICS and support what is anticipated to be a unique and thought-provoking event during London International Shipping Week. Leading experts from outside the maritime sector have been invited to join key figures in the shipping industry to explore how the changing dynamics of global trade, new technology and the need to address climate change will affect shipowners preparing for transition to 2050 and the move to a zero emissions sector.

Stuart Neil, Communications Director at ICS says: “We are excited by the interest that our conference is attracting, recognising the importance of the topic to the future of the maritime sector. We already have a unique line up of truly influential speakers and we will be announcing additional high-level speakers shortly. Now to have such great support confirms that this is building to be a very important conference and I encourage those attending London International Shipping Week to register soon.”

Setting Course for 2050: Powering Global Trade will examine the challenges facing the maritime world as it prepares for the 4th Propulsion Revolution. The flagship conference will discuss the critical drivers that will impact industry and identify the solutions needed to set a course for 2050. Sessions will include: Climate Change and the Shipping Sector; The Economics of Change; Fuel in Transition; and Building Capacity and Resilience.

Lloyd’s Register Marine & Offshore Director Nick Brown says: “Lloyd’s Register’s research studies, developed with leading academic partners, have identified possible transition pathways for achieving the IMO’s 2050 goals – an ambition that requires zero emission vessels to join the world fleet by at least 2030. We are pleased to support this industry debate about the opportunities and risks associated with this fundamental transition, which will require collaboration across the maritime value chain.”

Peter Keller, Chairman, SEA\LNG says: “We’re delighted to support ICS in facilitating conversation and co-operation in driving global trade and the shipping industry towards a cleaner and low carbon future.”

ICS has also confirmed media partnership with Lloyd’s List and SAFETY4SEA, and the UK Chamber of Shipping is acting as a supporting partner for the conference.

Delegates: For more information and to book your place visit https://events.ics-shipping.org

Press: Press passes to this event will be limited, so please register your interest with dmassey@elabor8.co.uk at your earliest convenience. Please note – due to expected high demand for this event places cannot be guaranteed.

Sponsorship: For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact richard@afionmedia.com.


For further information please contact Debra Massey on +44 1296 682675, email dmassey@elabor8.co.uk


The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is the principal international trade association for shipowners and operators, concerned with all technical, legal employment affairs and policy issues that may affect international shipping. ICS membership comprises national shipowners’ associations in Asia, Europe and the Americas whose member shipping companies operate over 80% of the world’s merchant tonnage.

Lloyd’s Register
Lloyd’s Register started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, it is one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology in over 75 countries. The profits it generates fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement. Lloyd’s Register provides classification, compliance and consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry, helping its clients design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance, using its expertise and over 250 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone.

The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, (NIMASA)
NIMASA is committed to the enthronement of global best practices in the provision of maritime services in Nigeria. Its areas of focus include effective Maritime Safety Administration, Maritime Labour Regulation, Marine Pollution Prevention and Control, Search and Rescue, Cabotage enforcement, Shipping Development and Ship Registration, Training and Certification of Seafarers, and Maritime Capacity Development.

SEA\LNG unites key players from across the value chain for LNG as a marine fuel to address the barriers to adoption and promote the benefits of LNG. Its independent research into return on investment and GHG emissions as well as its recent review of alternative fuels has shown that LNG is the only commercially viable alternative fuel today which can meet existing global emissions legislation and provide a pathway towards a lower carbon future.

The Turkish Shipbuilders’ Association (GISBIR)
GISBIR is one of the oldest non-governmental organisations in Turkey and the representative of the Turkish ship and yacht building, repair and maintenance industry.

Established in 1740, Witherbys has earned a reputation for providing essential books and publications to the shipping industry. Witherbys currently publishes for a number of maritime industry bodies including BIMCO, Oil Companies International Marine Forum (OCIMF) and the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO).


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