The UK Government has expressed its support for the bi-annual London International Shipping Week. In his speech titled ‘Maritime critical to UK’s future success’ at the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Inaugural Summit this week, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Transport, spoke about the event with enthusiasm.
“Many of you will recall the incredible success of London International Shipping Week 2013 and 2015,” he effused. “I am delighted that we are already working closely in partnership with the industry to deliver a truly innovative and high profile week of events next year.”
“London International Shipping Week 2017 (LISW17) will bring leaders from across international maritime industries together in London for a dynamic and exciting week. They will consider the challenges and opportunities facing the global sector as well as attending the many industry and Government events.”
After setting out the Government’s aspirations to meet the challenges and to make a success of the opportunities ahead, Lord Ahmad encouraged the audience to seize the opportunity that LISW17 presents and to help make it the best event yet.
LISW17 is a ‘must attend’ event in the global maritime calendar with up to 160 industry functions and unique networking opportunities predicted for the week in 2017 for leaders across all sectors. Scheduled for 11-15 September 2017, the week will culminate in the prestigious LISW17 Conference and Gala Dinner which will attract in excess of 1,000 guests.