Global Maritime Forum unveils stellar line-up at HK Summit

The Global Maritime Forum's inaugural Annual Summit will be held at the Kai Tak Cruise Centre in Hong Kong

The Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit 2018, to be held in Hong Kong, has lined up a host of some of the top industry leaders, policymakers, experts and NGO’s with the secretary-general of the IMO, Kitack Lim topping the bill. This inaugural event will be held at the Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on October 3-4, 2018.

The main theme of the Summit is “Breaking New Ground”

As a key speaker the IMO’s Mr Lim will present his vision for the global maritime industry in 2050. Other key speakers include secretary general of UNCTAD, Dr Mukisha Kituyi, and Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam, who will discuss lessons learned from the region’s success as a global trade hub.

Other participants include: Jan Dieleman, president, Cargill Ocean Transportation; Dr Grahaeme Henderson, vice president Shipping & Maritime, Shell; Soren Toft, executive vice president, A. P. Moller Maersk; Temi Okesanjo, managing director and chief executive, Nigeria LNG; Eric Ip, Group managing director, Hutchison Ports; Jorge L. Quijano, administrator and chief executive, Panama Canal Authority; Andrew Tan, chief executive, Maritime and Port Authority, Singapore; Christine Loh, chief development strategist and adjunct professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology; Bjorn Vang Jensen, vice president, Global Logistics, Electrolux; Timothy Jones, chairman, Barry Rogliano Salles; Alastair Marsh, chief executive, Lloyd’s Register; Peter Cremers, executive chairman, Anglo-Eastern; Kristin H. Holth, executive vice president, Global Head of Ocean Industries, DNB; Nigel Thomas, chairman, Watson Farley & Williams; and Marcus Baker, chairman, Marsh Global Marine Practice, Marsh.

“Shaping the future of global seaborne trade will require engagement from all parts of the maritime value chain. Thus, the Summit will convene more than 200 key stakeholders from around the world. Together, they have the breadth and quality of engagement to represent with authority the views and interests of the entire maritime spectrum, The Global Maritime Forum said in a release.

This cross-industry and multi-stakeholder approach aims to challenge the traditional silos within the global maritime industry to strengthen collaboration between all stakeholders and to identify new strategies for tackling long-term challenges and creating new opportunities. The ambition is that the discussions at the Annual Summit will give birth to decisions that make a real difference, not only for the industry, but for society as well.

Participation in the Global Maritime Forum’s Annual Summit is by invitation only.

The Global Maritime Forum is an international not-for-profit foundation committed to shaping the future of global seaborne trade to increase sustainable long-term economic development and human wellbeing. To serve its mission, the Forum convenes leaders from across the maritime community with policy-makers, NGOs, experts, and other influential decision-makers and opinion shapers from all geographies in a community of purpose to discuss collective challenges and to work together on developing new solutions and recommendations for action. In order to do so, the Forum identifies, develops and shares new insights and key issues on the global agenda and facilitates collaborative projects and initiatives that can deliver long-term impact and sustainable change.

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