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London International Shipping Week 2017 – a global success

London International Shipping Week 2017 has been hailed a resounding success with thousands of global shipping industry leaders across all sectors of the global shipping industry attending more than 160 official events throughout the week. LISW17 event trended on Twitter twice during the week, with an estimated 11.3milion twitter reach using the official hashtags.

The general opinion of LISW17 was that London International Shipping Week has come of age as the “must-attend” global maritime event.

We look forward to seeing you again in September, 2019.

“The UK is the leading global centre for maritime business services, providing a broad range of financial and related professional services to the international maritime community. LISW17 represents a unique opportunity to bring together key stakeholders from across the world to share expertise and insight, and focus on the future of the UK as a global hub for trade and investment.”

Lynsey Duffield
Member Insight Director, TheCityUK

“The focus which London International Shipping Week brings to the maritime sector is a reminder of the global capability in engineering and design which exists in all parts of the UK and across all aspects of this strategically important industry”

John Murray
Chief Executive, Society of Maritime Industries (SMI)

“London International Shipping Week is a fantastic showcase for Britain’s maritime offer to the world. It is a powerful demonstration of the Government’s commitment to maritime and our industry’s determination to help drive exports and support economic growth. As the UK’s leading port operator, ABP is proud to support LISW, which continues to go from strength to strength”

James Cooper
Chief Executive, Associated British Ports

“The UK Ship Register is delighted to be a Platinum Sponsor for LISW17. The UKSR has taken on board recommendations arising from the Maritime Growth Study and is implementing changes to make the Register more competitive and more customer focused. LISW will give us an opportunity to showcase to the world many of those improvements and, what better opportunity to do so when so many maritime decision makers are gathered from all around the globe”

Doug Barrow
Director, UK Ship Register

“Proud to be part of LISW17 and showcasing our maritime future”

Guy Platten
Chief Executive, UK Chamber of Shipping

“There is a growing appreciation that the shipping industry is vitally important to support everyday life and trade around the globe. London International Shipping Week is a superb showcase for our sector”

Helen Deeble CBE
Chief Executive Officer, P&O Ferries Division

“London has long been a centre of excellence for international shipping. LISW showcases how this World Capital City remains at the forefront of leading shipping industry developments in the 21st century”

Clemence Cheng
CEO & Managing Director, Hutchison Ports UK / Hutchison Group

“Lloyd’s has been supporting and protecting the shipping industry for almost 330 years. As the world changes rapidly, London International Shipping Week provides a brilliant opportunity for global industry leaders to discuss what the future of shipping looks like. Whatever that future holds, Lloyd’s remains committed to supporting the industry, as it has done since 1688”

Inga Beale DBE
Chief Executive Officer, Lloyd's

“LISW has, in very short order, joined the must-attend elite gatherings for the global shipping and marine industries. It not only showcases the market-leading maritime capability of the UK, but has also become a catalyst for the debate of thought-provoking issues and, indeed, thought-leadership on many challenging matters currently facing our industry”

Harry Theochari
Global Head of Transport, Norton Rose Fulbright

“LISW17 provides an unrivalled networking opportunity for port representatives to meet with leaders from across all parts of the maritime sector and the international shipping community. It helps to facilitate discussions on the challenges and opportunities facing the sector as well as an opportunity to promote maritime to UK Government and beyond”

British Ports Association, 2017

“London International Shipping Week’s importance to the industry is unquestioned, bringing together maritime leaders from across the world to look at the challenges and opportunities facing the sector. I’m proud the Government is once again involved, we look forward to working closely together and delivering an innovative and high profile week of events in 2017”

The Rt Hon John Hayes MP
Minister of State at the Department of Transport

“A great opportunity to remind the world’s shipowners and charterers that UK-based maritime businesses offer an unparalleled range of professional support services”

Jeremy Penn
Chairman, LISW17 Steering Group / The Baltic Exchange

LISW2017 Events

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Featured LISW2017 Events

LISW17 Post-event Report

A comprehensive overview of the entire week of events with comments and quotes from leading players in the industry and government. The report reflects on what was a highly successful week and underlines why London International Shipping Week is the shipping industry's 'must attend event'.

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LISW17 The Official Event Guide

The London International Shipping Week Magazine & Event Guide is the event’s only official publication covering news, views and comments on the week and on London as an international shipping centre.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship of LISW19 will propel your company to the forefront of the world’s shipping industry and, depending on the level of sponsorship you choose, can also afford unique access to government and industry leaders.

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Nusrat Ghani Speech to ABP Launch of Women in Maritime Charter Celebration

Opening Remarks Good evening Thank you to ABP for hosting this celebration this evening and for inviting me to speak It is my absolute pleasure to be here today for this event… And good to see so many leading women from across the maritime sector here   Women in Work The subject of empowering women…  Read more…

Maritime Summer Reception Speech Nusrat Ghani – Minister for Maritime

Ladies and gentlemen, friends and colleagues. I’m delighted to welcome to you to this reception…. To mark the publication of our 2017-18 annual report on maritime transport.  It is the first such report…. And is particularly important for me personally because it covers my first few months as Maritime Minister. I was born and raised  Read more…

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) backs LISW19

LONDON: APRIL 10TH, 2018: Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has become the latest high level maritime organisation to underline its commitment to London International Shipping Week 2019 (LISW19) by confirming its sponsorship of the headline conference to be held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane on Thursday September 12th, 2019. DMCA Executive  Read more…

Inmarsat confirmed as Diamond Sponsor of LISW19

London International Shipping Week (LISW) is proud to announce Inmarsat as Diamond Sponsor of LISW 2019. Inmarsat, a British satellite telecommunications company which provides mobile communication services to the maritime industry worldwide, is a high-profile supporter of LISW, choosing to renew this top-level sponsorship position it previously held in 2017, 2015 and 2013. Announcing Inmarsat’s  Read more…