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London International Shipping Week

Date Location
11 Sep - 15 Sep London

LISW17 will be the ‘must attend’ event of 2017, offering over 160 industry functions and unique networking opportunities for leaders across all sectors of the international shipping industry – regulators, charterers, ship owners, ship managers, bunker suppliers, lawyers, ship brokers, bankers, insurers, insurance brokers, commodity traders and brokers, ship suppliers, port operators, shipping service providers and many more.

Who will be coming to LISW17?

Major players and leaders from global shipping and related industries will attend the 140 or so events to be held during the week. Attendance categories are:


Ship Owners
Ship Managers
Ship Brokers

Ports & Logistics

Port Operators
Terminal Operators
Logistics Specialist Companies
Freight operators

Business Services

Insurers (including P&I)
Stock Exchanges

Maritime Technical and Commercial Services

Merchant / naval shipbuilding, ship conversion and repair
Marine equipment (merchant, naval and scientific)
Oil and gas offshore installation, servicing, operation, maintenance & decommissioning
Marine renewable energy, offshore installation, servicing , operation, maintenance and decommissioning
Offshore mining
Leisure marine and small commercial vessels
Marine science and oceanography
Marine technical consultancy
Ship Builders
Emerging Technologies
Ship Suppliers
Specialists e.g. Classification Societies

Personnel Support & Careers

Maritime Education Bodies (universities/colleges/schools)
Maritime Training and Skills Organisations
Maritime Recruitment Specialists

Representative Organisations, Entities and Bodies

Industry Bodies
Regulators (international and domestic)
Regional/Devolved Administration Support Organisations

LISW17 works because the strong number of high level industry events and networking opportunities will guarantee attendance by the global shipping industry. Either because they are members of the various Supporting Organisations and coming into London to attend their specific trade association or sponsor-led event, or because they see value in staying and attending other aligned events – so benefiting from the high level networking opportunities.

The involvement of international policymakers in LISW is vital to internationalising the week and helping to secure the attendance of industry VIPs.

Themes for the LISW17 Conference and Week

Themes for LISW17 will form a framework for debate at the official LISW17 Conference as well as for the various event organisers to follow when deciding which event they may wish to hold. The overarching theme is: ‘Tomorrow’s Maritime World’, LISW17 will explore five key topics: Tomorrow’s Prosperity, Tomorrow’s Industry Professionals, Tomorrow’s Business Solutions, Tomorrow’s Environment and Tomorrow’s Partnerships.

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