London International Shipping Week (LISW) has appointed a new Chairman of its Steering Group as it looks forward to the 2015 event (September 7 to 11).
Jeremy Penn has been Chief Executive of The Baltic Exchange since 2003 and was a member of the LISW Steering Group for the highly successful inaugural event in 2013. Jeremy is a non-executive Director and Treasurer of Maritime London and Vice-Chairman of Maritime UK.
Other members of the LISW Steering Group include Doug Barrow, Chief Executive of Maritime London; Guy Patten, Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping; Simon Bird, Deputy Chairman of the UK Major Ports Group and Vice Chairman of UK Maritime; Jonathan Roberts, Head of Communications at the UK Chamber of Shipping; Linda Willson, Head of Maritime Commerce and Infrastructure, Department for Transport; Dan Torjussen-Proctor, Commercial Director at TheCityUK; Llewellyn Bankes-Hughes and Sean Moloney, Directors at Shipping Innovation, organisers of the event.
Mr Penn had 20 years’ experience with Reuters Group PLC where he held a wide range of positions specialising in technology and marketing related to financial information. He was Managing Director of Reuters Asia and was appointed to Reuters Executive Committee in 1996. He has lived and worked in France, Zimbabwe, Morocco, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore and the USA as well as the UK.
The programme for London International Shipping Week 2015 is already coming together and key sponsors and maritime organisations have pledged their support, including: The Baltic Exchange, The UK Chamber of Shipping, The City UK, Maritime UK and Maritime London.
Organised by Shipping Innovation Limited, a partnership between Elaborate Communications and Petrospot, the event will benefit maritime charities and also Great Ormond Street Hospital, and will once again culminate in a glittering gala dinner at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Thursday, September 10, 2015.