LR welcomed as Blue Sapphire 10 year legacy sponsor of LISW23

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has underlined its commitment to supporting London International Shipping Week by becoming the exclusive Blue Sapphire 10 Year Legacy Sponsor of LISW23.

This high-level sponsorship category was established to herald the 10th Anniversary of LISW and to celebrate LR’s steadfast support of the global event. LR was the first company to publicly support LISW in 2013 and it has remained an important sponsor and supporter ever since.

Welcoming LR’s involvement with LISW, Nick Brown, CEO of Lloyd’s Register, said: “From the outset, Lloyd’s Register recognised the key role that London International Shipping Week would play in convening high-level conversations about the most pressing risks and opportunities facing the maritime industry.

“It is an event that LR has championed since its inception in 2013 and we look forward to the 2023 edition which will see even more maritime value chain stakeholders gather as the industry sizes up and responds to the Energy Transition and digitalisation challenges and opportunities of the decade ahead.”

Sean Moloney, Director of Shipping Innovation and co-founder of LISW, said it was right and fitting that LR’s long-term involvement with the week should be recognised by being closely linked with the 10th Anniversary of London International Shipping Week.

He said: “LISW has become one of the most important shipping events in the world precisely because it is so strongly supported by the leading organisations in the global maritime sector. LR was the first company to publicly support the event and has strongly supported LISW ever since. A global event like LISW needs the backing of the shipping industry, Sponsors and Supporting Organisations, but it also needs the support of industry leaders like LR, if it is to deliver the kind of high level blue sky thinking that the week promises.”

Between September 11-15, next year, the UK will play host to the global maritime world, with hundreds of events attracting thousands of international industry decision makers into London.

Lloyd’s Register is a provider of global maritime professional services. It is the world’s first marine classification society, created more than 260 years ago to improve the safety of ships. Lloyd’s Register’s technical expertise is offered in more than 70 locations, serving clients based in 182 countries and it recently acquired OneOcean, a leading supplier of voyage compliance, safety and environmental solutions.